• 12/29/23: Newly released study finds ventilation has no impact on influenza transmission among ferrets. Clack Lab contributed to a new study of how high and low levels of air exchange influence the transmission of influenza among groups of freely interacting ferrets. Despite a 10-times increase in air changes per hour, the study found no reduction in transmission of influenza from infected ferrets to naive ferrets. Link HERE
  • 12/15/22: American Society of Heat, Refrig. and AC Engineers (ASHRAE) releases document on preventing the spread of airborne illnesses. Their stance recommends that ensuring the breathing zone of humans is safe is the most effective form of risk mitigation. Link HERE
  • 11/23/22: WHO’s departing chief scientist regrets errors in the debate over whether SARS-CoV-2 spreads through the air. Link HERE
World Health Organization’s chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan in 2021. She departed the agency 12/1/22
  • 9/15/22: Seeking Postdoctoral Research Fellow in bioaerosol or non-thermal plasma research. Check Job Openings Page
  • 8/30/22: Zhenyu Ma receives best paper / presentation award at the recent joint meeting of the International Symposium on Non-Thermal/Thermal Plasma for Pollution Control Technology and Sustainable Energy in Japan

  • Pilot-scale prototype non-thermal plasma reactor testing on Barton Farm, MI. Pictures can be found here.
  • Pork and Poultry Producers Wanted! Give insight into your needs for preventing airborne transmission of animal diseases.
  • A pilot-scale prototype non-thermal plasma reactor is being developed with Quantum Signal (Saline, Michigan)! Details can be found here.
  • First demonstration of NTP inactivation of airborne virus relevant to agriculture! (Poster presented in N.A. PRRS Symposium)
  • Student Tian Xia presents at 2017 AWMA Conference in Pittsburgh.
  • Student Tian Xia presents at 2017 AAAR Conference in Raleigh.
  • Student Tian Xia presents at 2017 CRWAD Conference in Chicago.
  • UMich/UMinn collaboration funded by National Pork Board to study inactivation of airborne virus that causes Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).

Professor Clack attended the Triennial Int’l Conference on Electrostatic Precipitation (ICESP) 2016 in Wroclaw, Poland.

!!Mercury Emissions from Coal is addressed by UNEP!!

Watch the video here!

  • 7/30/2015 Lab Members Explain Research

Listen to current lab members Abby & Bakari talk about their summer research experience with SURE/SROP 2015: UV Disinfection of Airborne Viruses.

5/15/2015 Professor Clack Featured in The University Record

Professor Clack is featured in an article in The University Record, which includes a video where he discusses mercury emissions and the technology to help keep harmful mercury from being released.

5/1/2015 Fareed Zakaria GPS segment on “big data” research concluding air quality is a leading cause of death and poor health

Watch the video here! (Starting at minute mark 2:55)