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  • Making a homemade COVID mask? Study explains best fabric choices

    Mechanical science and engineering professor Taher Saif, right, and students Onur Aydin, left, and Bashar Emon test common household fabrics used to make face masks to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

    Mechanical science and engineering professor Taher Saif, right, and students Onur Aydin, left, and Bashar Emon test common household fabrics used to make face masks to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Taher Saif, call 217-333-8552; email saif@illinois.edu.

    Click here to view the study manuscript.

    Saif also is affiliated with bioengineering, the Holonyak Micro and Nanotechnology Lab, the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at Illinois.