This award is for the research that Dr. Farhad Memarzadeh conducted on infectious particle generated from patient cough and the result of it was published in the “ASHRAE’s IAQ Conference on Airborne Infection Control”
The study simulated the infectious particle generated from patients cough using complex particle tracking methodologies with variables such as particle trajectory and air velocity over a specified time to determine changes in distribution of the infectious particles as they travel in the air.
This study was the first of its kind to examine different aspects of the cough/ventilation system interaction.
It is my pleasure to inform you that you have been selected to receive the 2012 Robert C. Williams PHS Engineering Literary award (peer reviewed category). The award will be presented to you at the Engineers Category Day Luncheon (June 21) during the USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (http://www.phscofevents.org/ ).
LT Kurt Kesteloot (cc’ed on this e-mail) will be in contact with you shortly to request information that will be included in the awards program.
In the near future, we should hear from the Office of the Surgeon General as to how many people can attend the symposium. I would recommend that you contact your appropriate administrative support personnel and inform them that you will be receiving an award at the COF Symposium. Most agencies give a higher preference to people receiving awards when they determine who has priority to attend the COF Symposium.
I am looking forward to meeting you at the COF Symposium and presenting you with your well-deserved recognition.
Sven E. Rodenbeck, Sc.D., P.E., BCEE
US Public Health Service
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Atlanta, GA 30333
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(Engineering for Life)