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Shelly Miller

Shelly Miller

Shelly Miller is a professor of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research projects include assessing and designing engineering controls such as filtration and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation for improving indoor environmental quality, reducing building energy consumption and improving health, source apportionment of PM2.5 and association with health effects, association of coarse particles with health effects in urban and rural areas, characterization of indoor environmental quality in homes, characterizing ultrafine particles that penetrate into mechanically ventilated buildings, understanding the microbiology of the built environment, studying how HVAC systems play a role in infectious disease transmission, and identifying sources of air toxics and noxious odors in urban communities.

COMMENTARY

Coronavirus drifts through the air in microscopic droplets – here’s the science of infectious aerosols

By: - May 8, 2020

During the 1970s when I was growing up in Southern California, the air was so polluted that I was regularly sent home from high school to “shelter in place.” There might not seem to be much in common between staying home due to air pollution and staying home to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but fundamentally, […]