Engineering professor receives funding for pilot study to make vaping safer

December 6, 2022

Mechanical Engineering professor and CHTM faculty member, Assistant Professor Nathan Jackson, has recently had his research highlighted in UNM news.

Vaping is often seen as a safer alternative to cigarette smoking, and its popularity has exploded in recent years, especially among young people.

And vaping — technically referred to as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) — is also growing in popularity both as a smoking cessation tool and as a therapeutic device for cannabis-based inhaled drug delivery.

Nathan Jackson

However, some researchers, like a group from The University of New Mexico, are concerned about vaping’s safety, so they are leading a project that would allow users to reap the benefits of vaping without the health risks.

Nathan Jackson, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is one of the principal investigators on a new project called “Droplet and Metal Particle Analysis of ENDS,” which has been selected for a pilot award through the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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