Respiratory disease is a killer that takes 10 million victims worldwide every year. Clinical trials for new aerosol drugs require thousands of subjects and hundreds of millions of dollars. We are discovering novel ways of fighting this battle, using engineering principles, medical imaging, and 3D printing. Our goal is to predict a person’s likelihood of developing lung disease, which is a key step to prevent it.
Filippo Coletti, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics