Peter Tsai is a material science researcher. He is created with designing the filtration fabric that is used inside of surgical masks and N95 respirators. Tsai spent the majority of his career, 25 years, working at the University of Tennessee. Tsai has 12 U.S. patents and 20 commercial license agreements.
Tsai specializes in electrostatic charging and non-woven melt blowing fabric technologies. In 1995, he received a five patents for corona electrostatic charging of non-woven fabrics. This technology filters particulars in the air five times more efficiently than uncharged fabrics.
In 2019, Tsai was inducted into the University of Tennessee Research Foundation's Innovator Hall of Fame for work on non-woven fabrics that has " protected the health of more than one billion people across the globe."
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