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Celine Miro & Patrick Case outside the IDEAS Hub.
Photo: Colleen Stepanian

Two Temple undergraduate engineering students are putting their fingerprints on researching high-touch surfaces in their own way.

Powered by a Creative Arts and Scholarship grant from Temple and working with mechanical engineering professor Dr. Dmitriy Dikin, Celine Miro and Patrick Case are investigating the mechanical properties of antimicrobial paints and coatings available for commercial applications. The primary focus is on products containing silver and graphene ions and coatings applied to high traffic surfaces and exposing them to common bacteria such as E. Coli, Staphylococcus Aureus, MRSA, and Streptococcus Pneumoniae. 

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