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TAMEST Conversation on COVID-19: Manufacturing and Sterilizing Personal Protective Equipment

TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) hosted a conversation on COVID-19: Manufacturing and Sterilizing Personal Protective Equipment on Thursday, June 25, 2020. TAMEST Members and Texas’ greater research community joined a panel of experts who shared the innovative thinking and quick action of engineers from across our state to provide personal protective equipment during the pandemic.

Adam Hamilton

Moderator: Adam L. Hamilton, P.E.
President and CEO
Southwest Research Institute

Bryan Alsip

Speaker: Bryan Alsip, M.D.
Executive Vice President
Chief Medical Officer
University Health System

Joseph Heppert

Speaker: Joseph A. Heppert, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research & Innovation
Texas Tech University

Imad Khalek

Speaker: Imad Khalek, Ph.D.
Senior Program Manager-Emissions R&D
Southwest Research Institute


TAMEST was co-founded in 2004 by the Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison and Nobel Laureates Michael S. Brown, M.D., and Richard E. Smalley, Ph.D. With more than 300 members and 18 member institutions, TAMEST is composed of the Texas-based members of the three National Academies (National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Sciences), the Royal Society and the state’s 11 Nobel Laureates. We bring together the state’s brightest minds in medicine, engineering, science and technology to foster collaboration, and to advance research, innovation and business in Texas. TAMEST’s unique interdisciplinary model has become an effective recruitment tool for top research and development centers across Texas. Since our founding, more than 225 TAMEST members have been inducted into the National Academies or relocated to Texas.


TAMEST The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas