Michael Luchini 2016 Graduates Boston University and Makes Mask to Help Battle COVID-19
Michael Luchini, Class of 2016, graduated in May 2020 from Boston University's College of Engineering with a degree in mechanical engineering and a concentration in manufacturing.
According to Michael’s “proud” older sister and 2014 Hamden Hall alumna Ali Luchini, her younger brother has been busy this spring producing face shields that are being used by doctors and nurses treating patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Ali is a surgical ICU nurse at Yale-New Haven Hospital and has been on the frontlines tirelessly taking care of COVID-19 patients.
Ali explained, “Michael saw me going to work every day fearful of the PPE shortage, and he felt the need to help. He was able to 3D print over 100 face shields for our staff at Yale as well as the Branford Fire department. He personally drove down to drop them off to each unit at Yale.” More than 300 masks later, Michael is still at it.
Michael’s interest in 3D printing started in Fall 2019 when he took a course and bought a printer. When the pandemic began, he started researching ways he could use the printer to help others during this global crisis. After some trail runs, Michael found an article by a Swedish designer that outlined how to create masks with protective face shields/visors.
Hats off to Michael for sharing his creativity and time to help combat COVID-19 and congratulations on his BU diploma.
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