Top 5 Control Engineering articles April 27 to May 3, 2020

Articles about research developments for lab testing, COVID-19 engineering impacts, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 27 to May 3, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay May 4, 2020

The top 5 most read articles online, from April 27 to May 3 for Control Engineering covered research developments for lab testing, COVID-19 engineering impacts, and more. Links to each article below.

1. Portable detector developed to identify pathogens in minutes

University of Illinois researchers developed an inexpensive and rapid smartphone-based pathogen testing device designed to ease pressure on testing laboratories during pandemics such as COVID-19.

2. What manufacturing facilities will look like after COVID-19 pandemic ends

Manufacturing will look very different in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era, but the future is positive, according to a Purdue University supply chain expert.

3. COVID-19 impact on engineering, engineers

Engineers like facts and seek credible information sources on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) effects to the engineering-related world. Engineers also have technologies, processes and expert advice that can help.

4. Coronavirus will force manufacturers to enhance automation, digitalization

COVID-19 is forcing manufacturers to rely more on automation and digitalization for long-term operations to reduce the financial impact from epidemics and other potential economic challenges.

5. Survey on impact of COVID-19 on electronics industry released

Recent results of a survey on the impact of the coronavirus displayed a shift towards more positive expectations and minimal impact to the electronic components industry.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, April 27-May 3, for articles published within the last two months.

Keagan Gay, digital media & production coordinator, CFE Media,

Author Bio: Keagan Gay is a digital media & production coordinator for CFE Media.