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Where would we be without technology and connectivity?

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Intelligent fibers

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Student Spotlight: CNT fibers express their value from a position of strength

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Polarized light microscopy of liquid crystal

The Soft Functional Materials Lab @ VCU is motivated to apply fundamental science to solving challenging and practical problems. The lab focuses on the processing and characterization of soft functional materials with applications in biomedical and environmental engineering. Lab members work at the interface of polymer science, nanotechnology and biotechnology, to design, process, and apply …

Thermoelectric properties of carbon nanotube yarns (CNTYs)

Kony Chatterjee is a doctoral candidate in the Fiber and Polymer Science program at Wilson College of Textile’s Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science at North Carolina State University. Kony is conducting research in the field of flexible and wearable electronics under the guidance of her advisor, Professor Tushar K. Ghosh in his SmARTextiles …

Research Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference 2020

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, in cooperation with The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) and North Carolina State University will present the 10th annual Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE®) conference Sept. 29-30 in an all-virtual format. And while this year’s edition will not be in-person due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, …

Comparison of treated textiles with different droplets

Anthony John Galante is pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is conducting research on microbe repellent surfaces at the Lab for Advanced Materials in Pittsburgh (LAMP). His research focuses on the application of surfaces with different functionalities such as self-cleaning, stain-resistance, bacteria-repellency and virus repellency. Galante’s interest in …

Impedance tube for measuring acoustic insulation

Shafiq Islam developed a strong interest in textiles pursuing his undergraduate and master’s degrees in textile engineering in Bangladesh, while also working in the textile research and development sector.  As an undergraduate, Shafiq’s main interest was technical textiles, nonwovens, and composites, and this is also the focus of his Ph.D. research at the University of …