Textiles today are innovative, life saving, creative, global, all around you and thriving right here in North Carolina. Our textile students build their education on a foundation of science that takes them to fashion houses, NASA, textile design companies, laboratories, graduate school and beyond. From designing elephant collars that protect remote villages and innovating bite sleeves that shield military officers from harm to developing fabrics that harvest energy and garments that monitor your vital signs, our students lead lives of impact. Along with our faculty and staff, they embody the Think and Do philosophy that is NC State.
Graduate Student Looking to Protect Firefighters from On the Job Toxins
Chandler Maness, a master’s student in Textile Chemistry, wants to make firefighters safer by developing materials and gear designs that protect them from particulates in smoke. Read more.
Researchers Develop Process to Limit Weaving Process Downtime
The weaving process comes to a standstill when yarn runs out of a loom. NC State College of Textiles researchers have applied to patent an innovative solution to reduce that downtime. And they’ve done it with support from the Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund. Read more.