Abdel-Fattah Seyam

Abdel-Fattah Seyam

Department Head,
Charles A. Cannon Professor of Textiles,
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor

Administration
Fashion and Textile Design
Fashion and Textile Management: Fashion Development and Product Management
Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management

  • Office: College of Textiles 3253
  • Phone: 919-515-6583
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About Abdel-Fattah Seyam

Dr. Seyam has been in the faculty of the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management at NC State Wilson College of Textiles since 1991. He has also been an Instructor at both Alexandria University and Mansoura University, Egypt, and a Research Engineer for Burlington Industries, North Carolina, and a Project Manager for Valdese Textiles in Valdese, North Carolina.

Dr. Seyam teaches fabric formation and structures at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He teaches short courses and workshops in advanced woven fabric design, nonwovens and new developments in weaving and weaving preparation technologies.

Dr. Seyam has mentored 111 Master and Doctoral students (90 Chair/Co-Chair and 21 member), and 25 international visitors (Post Doc, Visiting Scholars, and Trainees). Dr. Seyam’s effective mentorship and advising has guided his students to reach their full potential and contribute intellectually to their research. He prepares students to be leaders in their fields. His former students, trainees, and visiting scholars are holding high positions in academic institutions, government agencies, and industry in North America, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and South America. Their accomplishments (publications, presentations, patents, product development, etc.) are impressive.

Dr. Seyam has published as co-author with his students and national/international collaborators and as sole author (238 papers: 97 refereed journals, 25 scholarly, 109 conference, 3 books and 4 book chapters) and presented (157 conference and in-plant presentations plus 71 poster presentations) extensively. He authored two user-friendly computer software packages with extensive codes for manufacturing and engineering woven structures for two of his former employers. He is co-inventor of 4 patents in cold weather systems and electrotextiles and filed 12 invention disclosures.

Research

Nanosciences, Surface Modification, Fibers and Polymers, Technical Textiles and Textile Structures, Health and Safety, Educational Innovation

Established Research Areas: Mechanics of Woven Fabrics, Carding Dynamics, Needlepunching Process and Products, Direct Garment Manufacturing using Meltblowing and Robotic Technologies, Smart Electrotextiles, Computer Simulation and Formation of Nonwovens using Electrostatic Field, Applications of MEMS in Textiles, Static Generation/Dissipation on Polymeric and Textiles’ Surfaces, Modeling of the Hydroentanglement Process, Fiber Reinforced Composites from High Performance Fibers and Sustainable Biodegradable Natural Fibers and Resins, Smart Textile Structures Containing Optical Sensors for Automotive and Composite Applications, Protection of High Performance Fibers from UV, Jacquard Fabrics on Demand, Seamless Shaped Garments and Medical Textiles, Design and Performance of Inflatable Laminated Structures for Airships, Development of Non-stop Tying-in Process.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Fiber and Polymer Science, North Carolina State University, 1985
  • M.S. Textile Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, 1978
  • B.S. Textile Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, 1972

Publications

A novel approach to investigating frictional electrification and charge decay on woven textile fabrics treated with ionic antistatic and hydrophilic surface finishes
Jasti, V. K., Seyam, A.-F. M., Oxenham, W., & Theyson, T. (2019), JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE, 110(3), 338–348. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2018.1507703
Developing seamless shaped woven medical products
Anderson, K., & Seyam, A.-F. (2019), Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, 28(3), 110–116. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309190042000193874
The effect of the through-thickness yarn component on the in- and out-of-plane properties of composites from 3D orthogonal woven preforms
Midani, M., Seyam, A.-F., Saleh, M. N., & Pankow, M. (2019), JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE, 110(3), 317–327. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2018.1481722
Woven fabric-based electrical circuits - Part I: Evaluating interconnect methods
Dhawan, A., Seyam, A.-F., ghosh, & Muth, J. F. (2019), Textile Research Journal, 74(10), 913–919. https://doi.org/10.1177/004051750407401011
Woven fabric-based electrical circuits - Part II: Yarn and fabric structures to reduce crosstalk noise in woven fabric-based circuits
Dhawan, A., ghosh, Seyam, A.-F., & Muth, J. F. (2019), Textile Research Journal, 74(11), 955–960. https://doi.org/10.1177/004051750407401103
A generalized analytical model for predicting the tensile behavior of 3D orthogonal woven composites using finite deformation approach
Midani, M., Seyam, A.-F., & Pankow, M. (2018), JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE, 109(11), 1465–1476. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2018.1425107
A textile-based optical fiber sensor for automotive seat occupancy sensing
Haroglu, D., Powell, N., & Seyam, A.-F. (2017), Journal of the Textile Institute, 108(1), 49–57. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2015.1133756
Effect of structural parameters on the tensile properties of multilayer 3D composites from Tururi palm tree (Manicaria saccifera Gaertn.) fibrous material
Seyam, A.-F., Monteiro, A. S., & Midani, M. (2017), Composites. Part B, Engineering, 111, 17–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.11.040
Evaluation of the Electrical Integrity of E-Textiles Subjected to Environmental Conditions
Bogan, K., Seyam, A. M., & Slade, J. (2017), Journal of the Textile Institute.
The Response of polymer optical fiber (POF) to bending and axial tension for the application of a pof sensor for automotive seat occupancy sensing
Haroglu, D., Powell, N., & Seyam, A.-F. (2017), Journal of the Textile Institute, 108(1), 132–139. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2016.1160755

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