One important project in the Parsons group focuses on developing metal organic frameworks (MOFs) that can be coated onto clothing to break down chemical warfare agents. These coatings would be very useful for military uniforms and for civilians in countries where chemical warfare attacks are prevalent. This research was just featured in Science News for Students in an article titled “Specially coated fabric could turn a shirt into a shield”. Read the full article here to learn more!
Children in war torn countries, such as Syria, who could benefit from the technology being developed in the Parsons Group on a daily basis.