Copper as a Possible Guard for Touch Surfaces Against COVID-19
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

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Copper as a Possible Guard for Touch Surfaces Against COVID-19

19Jul2020
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute
  • This event will be held online, on the WebEx Platform.
Copper as a Possible Guard for Touch Surfaces Against COVID-19

As Qatar is easing the lockdown, people are encouraged to take preventive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, such as wearing masks and washing hands. Some countries are also considering the use of copper for touch surfaces, to reduce the spread of the virus in public areas.

This webinar will highlight the antimicrobial characteristics of copper and how it can be used to reduce the incidence of community transmission of viruses from contaminated surfaces. Discussions will touch on the recent research findings and innovative methods proposed for copper coatings.

Speaker:

Dr. Hanan Farhat, Senior Research Director, Corrosion Center, QEERI

Biography: 

With over 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Dr. Farhat is one of the leading experts on corrosion and materials engineering in the region. Her resume includes technical service management, as well as senior inspection and corrosion engineering positions. She has a PhD in Corrosion Engineering and a Master’s degree in Materials and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. She also holds international certifications in corrosion and inspection engineering. Dr. Farhat represents Qatar in the International Standard Organization (ISO) for Materials Selection, and is the chairperson of the Forum for Corrosion and Materials Engineering in Qatar.

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