National Science and Technology Development Agency
Monmaturapoj received the L’Oréal Thailand COVID-19 Solidarity Prize for her work manufacturing innovative face masks that protect against virus particles and other particulate matter. The four-ply masks are coated with a unique composite—hydroxyapatitetitanium dioxide. The hydroxyapatite attracts the virus to the outer surface of the mask while the titanium dioxide deactivates microorganisms. Looking ahead, Monmaturapoj intends to use the funds from this award to manufacture the masks.
- L’Oréal Thailand COVID-19 Solidarity Prize