Undergraduate Team Founds Startup With Prize-Winning Ebola Decontamination Solution

May 11, 2016
Columbia Great Grads 2016 Kevin Tyan, Jason Kang and Katherine Jin

Friends since freshman year, Kevin Tyan, Jason Kang and Katherine Jin entered the 2014 Columbia Design Challenge on Ebola and created an additive that improves decontamination and ensures healthcare worker safety. The trio’s solution has now become part of the New York City Fire Department’s decontamination protocol and was one of 15 entries to win the USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge.

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Fighting Ebola from Morningside Heights, Columbia College, May 11, 2016