LSU Chemists Help Louisiana Agencies Formulate Thousands of Gallons of Hand Sanitizer
April 03, 2020
Scaling Up Science
When the Louisiana Secretary of State called looking for experts to oversee the formulation of thousands of gallons of hand sanitizer to combat the coronavirus, LSU chemistry Ph.D. student Anthony Mai and his advisor, LSU Chemistry Chair John Pojman, agreed to help.
“This highlights the value of an institution like LSU, where we were able to respond quickly in the midst of a crisis,” Pojman said. “Our work was a partnership between Prison Enterprises, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, local industry, and LSU.”
“I was excited to help out. The meeting we had to discuss viability was an eye opener to the potential need and scale.”- Anthony Mai, LSU chemistry Ph.D. student