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Year: 2015

LaTasha Nicholson

Dec 22, 2015

Undergraduate Research Grant Recipient Presents at Symposium

LaTasha Nicholson, a senior majoring in material science and engineering with a minor in polymer science, recently presented a poster at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS ) at High Point University. Nicholson received the NC State Undergraduate Research Grant for 2015-16. She is an undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Ericka… 

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Dec 22, 2015

Fall 2015 Semester Ends with Shows, Exhibits and Lots of Winners

It was a busy December at the Wilson College of Textiles at NC State. We’d like to share with you the winners from early December shows and exhibits. NC State of Denim Fashion Show and Design ExhibitionFriday, Dec. 4, 2015This juried show was comprised of student level (high school, novice and advanced undergraduate, and graduate) designers. Categories… 

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Dec 21, 2015

Dr. David Hinks Named Dean of NC State’s College of Textiles

Dr. David Hinks has been named dean of North Carolina State University’s Wilson College of Textiles after serving as its interim leader since July 2014. Provost Warwick Arden announced Hinks’ permanent appointment, which is effective Jan. 1, 2016. “Dr. Hinks has established a clear vision and strategic goals for the Wilson College of Textiles,” Arden… 

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Dec 18, 2015

TATM Professor William Harazin Visits the White House

William Harazin, teaching associate professor in the Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management department and KLG Counsel, Raleigh, recently attended a White House briefing on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement (“TPP”) and President Barack Obama’s Trade Agenda. At the briefing, Harazin and a small group of international trade specialists heard from high level Administration Officials, including Fred Hochberg, President and… 

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Dec 14, 2015

Dr. Xiangwu Zhang Named a Winner of the BASF Energy Contest

Dr. Xiangwu Zhang, professor and inaugural University Faculty Scholar in the department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science at NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles, recently was named a winner of the BASF Energy Contest. His research group was one of four to receive €100,000 for innovative battery concepts. The award was announced in late November at… 

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Dec 14, 2015

New Issue of the Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (JTATM) is Available

The newest issue of the Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (JTATM) is available.  Volume 9, Issue 3, contains seven refereed and four scholarly articles. As it has been in the past, this issue also reports on diverse research topics dealing with acoustic textiles, spacer fabrics, firefighter gear, sewing variables, fashion retail concept, enzyme… 

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Nov 24, 2015

Exhibit Reveals the Innovative Nature of Cotton in Textile Performance and Design

Cotton’s ubiquity in North Carolina may lead one to believe they know all there is to know about the native plant. But a new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences seeks to introduce attendees to cotton’s versatility and the many ways it facilitates high-tech textile performance and innovative design. Opening Dec. 5… 

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Nov 20, 2015

Chancellor Announces Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei as a University Faculty Scholar

Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei, associate professor in the Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS) department at the Wilson College of Textiles has been named a 2015-16 University Faculty Scholar by Chancellor Randy Woodson. The recognition and reward program is part of the university’s strategic initiative to invest in and retain top faculty. “Dr. El-Shafei is most… 

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Nov 19, 2015

Dr. Melissa Pasquinelli appointed as Associate Director of the Analytical Instrumentation Facility

The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF), NC State’s primary shared research facility for materials characterization, has appointed Dr. Melissa Pasquinelli, associate professor in the Wilson College of Textiles Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science (TECS), as Associate Director of AIF, effective immediately. Pasquinelli’s research involves the use of computational tools for investigating nanoscale science and engineering. While AIF has… 

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Nov 18, 2015

TATM Students Receive Awards for Couture for a Cause 2015

Congratulations to two students in the Textile Apparel, Technology and Management Department who were recognized for their talent and philanthropy at the 2015 Couture for a Cause held Nov. 7 at the Raleigh Convention Center. The event paired 20 designers with local charities through the nonprofit organization Activate Good, which connects thousands of volunteers to lend…