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HPAC 'On The Air': Airborne Health Strategies, with Dr. Linsey Marr

Aug. 2, 2021
*PODCAST*: The Virginia Tech engineering professor discusses her extraordinary time in the COVID spotlight as one of our industry's most quoted (and respected) experts on IAQ and virus transmission.

This month, HPAC 'On The Air' welcomes Dr. Linsey Marr, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech. She joined us via Zoom from her office in Balcksburg, VA.

An expert on indoor air quality and the aerosol transmission of viruses, Dr. Marr has emerged over the last 17 months as one of our industry's most prominent and specialized voices of reason during the pandemic.

In fact, as one of just a dozen or so experts worldwide on the aerosol transmission of viruses, she incredibly gave more than 300 media interviews and was quoted more than 4,000 times by news outlets in 79 countries in 2020, according the University. And that was just for the first six months of the pandemic!

Now, HPAC Engineering is pleased to be able to share with our readers Dr. Marr's unique perspective as an engineer, a researcher; an academic, and the mother of a young daughter who is also navigating our ongoing public health crisis as a student. 

Here, she is interviewed by our own environmental expert, and proud Virginia Tech alum, Larry Clark, author of our popular 'Clark's Remarks' columns... 


For more from Dr. Marr, visit her very active Twitter feed at @linseymarr


To listen to our previous 'HPAC On The Air' podcasts, visit our Members Only page.


About the Author

Rob McManamy | Editor in Chief

An industry reporter and editor since 1987, McManamy joined HPAC Engineering in September 2017, after three years with, a Chicago-based media startup focused on tech innovation in the built environment. He has been covering design and construction issues for more than 30 years, having started at Engineering News-Record (ENR) in New York, before becoming its Midwest Bureau Chief in 1990. In 1998, McManamy was named Editor-in-Chief of Design-Build magazine, where he served for four years. He subsequently worked as an editor and freelance writer for Building Design + Construction and Public Works magazines.

A native of Bronx, NY, he is a graduate of both the University of Virginia, and The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Contact him at [email protected].