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Dr. Sonja Salmon

Image of potential carbon filter

Jun 2, 2022

Textile Filter Testing Shows Promise for Carbon Capture

Wilson College of Textiles researchers are studying a textile-based carbon capture technology that could reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. 

Rayon and elastane.

Apr 25, 2022

Textile Waste is a Problem. Here’s How Researchers Want to Solve It.

Wilson College researchers are studying a process for separating blended fabrics into their component fibers. 

Enzyme coated yarn

Mar 11, 2021

Yarns Coated with Enzymes Can Act as Filters

NC State researchers showed they could attach enzymes to textiles in a proof-of-concept study. They want to use this technology to develop chemical filters, including for carbon capture. 

Sonja Salmon holding treated denim sample

Jan 28, 2020

Designed for Deconstruction

Some problems are so big, so systemic, they can seem insurmountable, such as textile waste, generated at the rate of more than 11 million tons per year in the U.S.; textile wastewater, one of the world’s major environmental pollution problems; or carbon dioxide pollution from fossil fuel combustion, the driving cause of global climate change. We need a catalyst, an agent of significant change to turn the encroaching tide. Enter researchers like TECS associate professor Sonja Salmon at the Wilson College of Textiles at NC State. 

ORNL summer intern Yue Yuan

Jul 19, 2019

Learning to Lead

Over the past year, almost two dozen women at the Wilson College of Textiles have benefited from professional development grants through the Ellen Rohde Leadership Initiative. Female students, faculty and staff have been able to network and learn through travel to conferences, workshops and research opportunities worldwide as a result of these grants, honing their leadership skills and widening their career paths.  

Dr. Sonja Salmon

Sep 12, 2017

Dr. Sonja Salmon Joins College of Textiles as Associate Professor and Industrial Partnerships Manager

Dr. Sonja Salmon has been hired as associate professor and industrial partnerships manager at her alma mater, NC State's College of Textiles.