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Georgia Tech to launch collaborative effort to advance indoor air quality research and development

New global consortium, including charter member Global Plasma Solutions, will accelerate the development of stronger industry standards, promoting research, scholarship, and responsible innovation

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Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has announced a new collaborative effort to advance the science of electronic indoor air cleaning technology.

Georgia Tech will lead the new global Consortium for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) which will provide an academic platform to drive responsible innovation in advanced air cleaning technology, accelerate the development and promotion of national testing standards, and drive further research and scholarship in the field.

Georgia Tech will name a senior interdisciplinary faculty member to serve as a termed professor for the consortium and its related activities. This faculty member will bring together the necessary expertise from relevant fields across Georgia Tech.

To help promote scholarship in the area of IAQ, indoor air quality leader Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) – a charter member of the consortium – will create and fund the GPS Fellowship program for IAQ to support academic opportunities for graduate students that will include two student research scholarships and the GPS Termed Professorship.

Additionally, and separately, GPS will support and fund the GPS Ionization Initiative, a significant, multi-year sponsored research program that will be managed through the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC). 

“The pandemic has rightfully trained a spotlight on the vital importance of indoor air quality. It is a complex challenge that must be met with scientific facts and a clear look at the many factors that are necessary to address this multi-layered challenge, said Chaouki Adballah, Georgia Tech’s executive vice president for research. “Georgia Tech is delighted to lead the charge with our Consortium partner, and we are grateful for Global Plasma Solutions’ support in this collaborative effort.”

About Georgia Tech

The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is a top 10 public research university developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. The Institute offers business, computing, design, engineering, liberal arts, and sciences degrees. Its nearly 44,000 students representing 50 states and 149 countries, study at the main campus in Atlanta, at campuses in France and China, and through distance and online learning.

As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech is an engine of economic development for Georgia, the Southeast, and the nation, conducting more than $1 billion in research annually for government, industry, and society.

About Global Plasma Solutions

Founded in 2008, Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) is a leader in indoor air quality, with over 30 patents and 250,000 installations worldwide since its founding.  More information about GPS can be found at


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