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Conversations on COVID-19: Wearable Technology for Temperature Monitoring

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
11:00am to 11:45am
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Caltech researchers at every level, from undergraduates to faculty members to JPL engineers, jumped into action when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Their work continues to advance our understanding of the virus and to accelerate progress toward solutions as they develop treatments to decrease fatality rates, create diagnostics crucial to controlling the virus's spread, and engineer models that policymakers rely on in public health decision-making.

Hear directly from Caltech researchers about their progress and ask your own questions in this series of conversations for the Caltech community.

Chiara Daraio, G. Bradford Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics
in conversation with
Robert Perkins, Content and Media Strategist, Office of Strategic Communications

About the Participants

Chiara Daraio is G. Bradford Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics at Caltech. Her work is focused on developing new materials with advanced mechanical and sensing properties for application in robotics, medical devices, and vibration absorption. She received her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Universita' Politecnica delle Marche, Italy (2001). Her M.S. (2003) and Ph.D. degrees (2006) in Materials Science and Engineering are from the University of California, San Diego.
Robert Perkins is a content and media strategist and emergency communications coordinator in Caltech's Office of Strategic Communications. He graduated from the University of Kansas and the University of Southern California, and has worked as a news reporter and public relations specialist. Currently, he covers research in the fields of engineering, geology, and planetary science while also working on Caltech's COVID-19 communications.


This series is presented by the Caltech Science Exchange, which brings expert insight to the scientific questions that define our time. The Science Exchange offers trustworthy answers, clear explanations, and fact-driven conversation on critical topics in science and technology, including COVID-19 and other viruses.