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Dr. Roger Barker

Burlington Chair In Textile Technology, Director Of The Textile Protection And Comfort Center

Thermal protective performance of textile fabrics and clothing; fabric and clothing flammability; comfort properties of textile clothing and materials; directs NC State University Textile Protection and Comfort Center, home of Pyroman and Coppelius, computer-assisted mannequins used to test fire-retardant and comfort qualities of apparel in high-tech burn and environmental chambers.

Areas of Expertise
Fiber and Fabric Formation
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Dr. Philip Bradford

Assistant Professor Of Textile Engineering, Chemistry And Science

Textile Engineering, Material Science, Carbon Nanotubes, Carbon Fiber, 3d Weaving

Areas of Expertise
Fiber and Fabric Formation
Fibers
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Dr. Nancy Cassill

Department Head And Professor Of Textile And Apparel Technology & Management

Global textile marketing, global textile trade, global sourcing, market research, consumer research, textile branding.

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Dr. Timothy Clapp

Director, Textiles Extension For Economic Development

Six Sigma Quality. Accelerating innovation through advanced problem solving methods, including TRIZ.

Areas of Expertise
Machine Design and Process Improvement
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Dr. A. Blanton Godfrey

Dean Of The College Of Textiles

Texitle industry; business management and new product development; statistical graphics; quality and productivity management; strategic planning and deployment; experimental design; reliability; data analysis; and applied statistics.

Areas of Expertise
Apparel Manufacturing
Design
Statistics
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Dr. Russell Gorga

Associate Professor And Program Director

Producing polymer fibers (including nanofibers and nanocomposite fibers) with superior mechanical, barrier and conducitive properties; fabrication and characterization of novel scaffolds for functional tissue engineering and filtration applications; incorporation of nanoparticles for improved strength, conductivity, and optimal fiber morphology; bicomponent fibers to optimize structural integrity and surface functionality of the fibrous structure; development of scaffolds with antimicrobial properties.

Areas of Expertise
Fibers
Polymer Science
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Dr. Bhupender Gupta

Professor Of Textile Engineering, Chemistry And Science

Frictional characteristics of fibrous materials. Absorbent structures and absorption phenomena. Biomedical surgical sutures, vascular grafts, prosthetic ligaments. Tensile and vico-elastic properties of fibrous materials.

Areas of Expertise
Fiber and Fabric Formation
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Dr. David Hinks

Associate Professor Of Textile Chemistry

Conducts research in the area of modeling, synthesis and application of dyes and pigments. Color science and perception. Forensic science.

Areas of Expertise
Dyeing and Finishing
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Dr. Samuel Hudson

Professor Of Textile Engineering, Chemistry And Science

Fiber production derived from synthetic and natural materials such as shellfish waste (chitin and chitosan), and proteins such as keratin and fibroin. Characterization and chemical modifications of fibers.

Areas of Expertise
Fiber and Fabric Formation
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Dr. Cynthia Istook

Associate Professor Of Textile And Apparel Technology And Management

Conducts research on technologies for apparel design and product development, including: 3-D body scanning, CAD, rapid prototyping, mass customization, digital printing, integration of design systems, sizing systems and fit, and standardization for the industry

Areas of Expertise
Apparel Design
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Dr. Warren Jasper

Professor Of Textile Chemistry, Engineering And Science

Electrostatically charged filters and filtration systems. Linux device drivers and Real-Time data acquisition and control.  Research in computer vision and color matching. 

Areas of Expertise
Technology
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Dr. Jesse Jur

Assistant Professor Of Textile Engineering, Chemistry And Science

MicroElectronics, Nanosciences, Surface Modification, Fibers and Polymers Technical Textiles and Textile Structures

Areas of Expertise
Fiber and Fabric Formation
Fibers
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Dr. Martin King

Professor Of Textile Chemistry, Engineering And Science And Director Of Undergraduate Programs

Biotextiles; biomaterials science; and implantable medical devices.

Areas of Expertise
Fiber and Fabric Formation
Fibers
Polymer Science
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Dr. Richard Kotek

Associate Professor Of Textile Engineering, Chemistry And Science

Biopolymers and liquid crystalline polymers for specialized end uses; nylon, polyester and polypropylene for use in industrial applications; fundamental research on the formation of hollow fibers; molecular orientation of complex filaments by using sound propagation techniques; adhesion of polymer melts to metal surfaces; efficient depolymerization and/or recovery of monomers from fibrous materials.

Areas of Expertise
Fiber and Fabric Formation
Polymer Science
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Dr. Traci Lamar

Associate Professor Of Textile And Apparel, Technology And Management

Computer-aided textile design, virtual design process, market responsive product design, textile product design and development.

Areas of Expertise
Apparel Design
Design
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Dr. Marian McCord

Associate Professor Of Textile Engineering, Chemistry And Science

Barrier fabrics - chemical and biological; nanocomposite fibers; structure/property relationship of fibers; plasma surface modification; comfort in materials

Areas of Expertise
Fiber and Fabric Formation
Fibers
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Dr. Stephen Michielsen

Professor Of Textile Engineering, Chemistry And Science

Surface modification of polymers; nanotechnology; smart polymers; nonwovens; structure/property/process relationships; Raman spectroscopy of polymers; polymer physics. Currently developing specialized coatings which, when exposed to visible light, inactivate virtually all viruses and kill most bacteria.

Areas of Expertise
polymer materials
Fiber and Fabric Formation
Fibers
Technology
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Dr. William Oxenham

Associate Dean For Academic Programs, Textile & Apparel Technology & Management

Fiber/process interactions and in particular the damage suffered by fibers as they pass through various processing stages; yarn formation process and how this influences yarn structure and properties; translation of fiber parameters into yarn properties and how these are in turn carried forward into fabric quality; techniques for assessing quality.

Areas of Expertise
Fiber and Fabric Formation
Fibers
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Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi

Professor Of Textiles And Director Of The Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center

Recipient of the 1994-95 Distinguished Achievement Award by the Fiber Society for his work in the area of fiber science. Elected Fellow of the Textile Institute in United Kingdom. Research interests are in the area of nonwovens, materials, biomaterials, modeling performance, special textile structures and image analysis. Acts as consultant to many major corporations.

Areas of Expertise
Fiber and Fabric Formation
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Dr. Nancy Powell

Associate Professor Of Textile And Apparel Technology And Management

Automotive product development, design and design management, textile design

Areas of Expertise
Design
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Dr. Jon Rust

Department Head And Professor Of Textile Engineering, Chemistry And Science

Cotton fiber properties; short staple yarn manufacturing; textile technologies.

Areas of Expertise
Fiber and Fabric Formation
Fibers
Technology
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Dr. Erin Smith

Lecturer

Textile Entrepreneurship, Textile Industry, Traditional Textiles,  Economic Competitiveness, Six Sigma, Organizational Resilience, New Product Development, Entrepreneurship

Areas of Expertise
Apparel Manufacturing
Economics
Technology
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Dr. Yingjiao Xu

Associate Professor Of Textile Apparel, Technology And Management

Textile Apparel, Consumer Behavior, Merchandising, Branding, Globalization, Counterfeiting

Areas of Expertise
Apparel Design
Apparel Manufacturing
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Dr. Xiangwu Zhang

Assistant Professor Of Textile Engineering, Chemistry And Science

Research interests focus on nanostructured and multifunctional polymer, composite, fiber and textile materials with an emphasis on energy-related applications. His research encompasses both fundamental materials studies, such as synthesis and physical characterization, as well as energy system design and fabrication.

Areas of Expertise
Polymer Science
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