Jan Ballard

Jan Ballard

Extension Specialist, ZTE

Zeis Textiles Extension

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About Jan Ballard

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Professional Awards

  • NCSU Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant for Textile Chemistry Department – 1982
  • Research Triangle Institute Professional Development Award – 1992
  • Wilson College of Textiles EPA Award for Excellence – 2002
  • Outstanding Extension Service Award – 2012

Research

  • Materials Testing
  • Quality Control
  • Fiber Science
  • Dyeing and Finishing

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Fiber and Polymer Science, N. C. State University, 1987
  • B.S. Textile Chemistry, N. C. State University, 1981

Grants

Fabric Testing Research Subcontract with the University of California San Diego
US Dept. of Energy (DOE) - Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)(8/01/16 - 9/06/18)
Producing Evidence to Support Implementing LLIN Resistance to Damage Guidelines
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation(11/18/15 - 12/31/16)
DEVELOPMENT OF PHYSICAL TEST METHODS FOR PREDICTING DURABILITY OF INSECTICIDE-TREATED BEDNETS
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention(10/01/11 - 9/30/12)

Organizations

  • American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
  • AATCC Research Committee RA 56
  • Industrial Fabrics Association International Technical Advisory Committee
  • Delta Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Tau Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Additional Information

  • 1997 – Present College of Textiles, N. C. State University (Currently Extension Specialist – Physical Properties Testing)
  • 1993 – 1997 College of Textiles, N. C. State University – Physical Testing Lab Manager
  • 1986 – 1993 Research Triangle Institute – Postdoctoral Chemist and Research Associate
  • 1981 – 1986 College of Textiles, N. C. State University – Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant
  • 1980 – 1981 Celanese Fibers Marketing Company, Summer Intern
    1975 – 1979 Elmore Corporation – Dyehouse Laboratory Intern

Areas of Expertise