Abdel-Fattah Seyam

Abdel-Fattah Seyam

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

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.


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


Development of hull material for high-altitude airship: A parametric study
Li, A., Vallabh, R., Bradford, P. D., Kim, D., & Seyam, A.-F. M. (2022, January 7), JOURNAL OF REINFORCED PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES, Vol. 1. https://doi.org/10.1177/07316844211054852
Investigating the Aeroacoustic Properties of Porous Fabrics
Szoke, M., Devenport, W. J., Borgoltz, A., Alexander, W. N., Hari, N., Glegg, S. A. L., … Seyam, A.-F. M. (2022, January 31), AIAA JOURNAL, Vol. 1. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.J061385
Cellulose Microfibril and Micronized Rubber Modified Asphalt Binder
Li, A., Danladi, A. A., Vallabh, R., Yakubu, M. K., Ishiaku, U., Theyson, T., & Seyam, A.-F. M. (2021), FIBERS, 9(4). https://doi.org/10.3390/fib9040025
Comparing Performance of 3D-Printed and Injection-Molded Fiber-Reinforced Composite Parts in Ring-Spinning Traveler Application
Kabir, S. M. F., Mathur, K., & Seyam, A.-F. M. (2021), TECHNOLOGIES, 12. https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies9040075
Maximizing the Performance of 3D Printed Fiber-Reinforced Composites
Kabir, S. M. F., Mathur, K., & Seyam, A.-F. M. (2021), JOURNAL OF COMPOSITES SCIENCE, 5. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs5050136
Modeling tensile behavior of 3D orthogonal woven green composites considering variability of natural fibers
Eldeeb, H., Midani, M., & Seyam, A.-F. M. (2021, May 21), JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE, Vol. 5. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2021.1927938
Surface functionalization of greige cotton knitted fabric through plasma and cationization for dyeing with reactive and acid dyes
Correia, J., Mathur, K., Bourham, M., Oliveira, F. R., Siqueira Curto Valle, R. D. C., Valle, J. A. B., & Seyam, A.-F. M. (2021, August 25), CELLULOSE, Vol. 8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-021-04143-8
Ultra-lightweight fiber-reinforced envelope material for high-altitude airship
Vallabh, R., Li, A., Bradford, P. D., Kim, D., & Seyam, A.-F. M. (2021, June 28), JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE, Vol. 6. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2021.1948695
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
Textile Palm Fibers from Amazon Biome
Andrade Pennas, L. G., Cattani, I. M., Leonardi, B., Seyam, A.-F. M., Midani, M., Monteiro, A. S., & Baruque-Ramos, J. (2019), BY-PRODUCTS OF PALM TREES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS, pp. 262–274. https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644900178-22

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