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Faculty Research

A graphic design shows an image of Madigan Petri in a lab coat and safety glasses on the right and the text "Research: Greener Dyes" on the left.

Jun 17, 2024

Researching Sustainable Dyes for College Credit at NC State

The independent research course for polymer and color chemistry students provides a unique opportunity for them to tailor coursework to their interests.  

Roger Barker and two graduate students watch PyroMan

Jun 11, 2024

TPACC Marks 30 Years of Innovating and Adapting to Meet the Needs of Government, Industry Partners

The one-of-a-kind facility on NC State’s Centennial Campus remains an invaluable asset for NC State, the Wilson College of Textiles and its partners. 

Bryan Ormond in a white lab coat

Jun 5, 2024

Textiles Faculty’s Research, Mentorship Earns Him Faculty Honors

Wilson College of Textiles Assistant Professor Bryan Ormond has been named a 2024 Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor. See how he’s building a lasting legacy of mentorship and support for students. 

An overhead photo shows hands with red nails scrolling through a shopping website on a tablet.

Jun 3, 2024

Here’s How the Fashion Industry Is Using AI

Researchers with the Wilson College of Textiles break down the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence in marketing, design and more.  

Behnam Pourdeyhimi and a group of people wearing protective glasses in The Nonwovens Institute.

May 29, 2024

Executive Director of The Nonwovens Institute Earns Faculty Honor for Research

Wilson College of Textiles Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean and Executive Director of The Nonwovens Institute Behnam Pourdeyhimi was honored for his outstanding research and contributions to the NC State community. 

Ericka Ford (right) and another person, each in white lab coats, operate a machine with switches that spins a fiber.

Apr 18, 2024

Wilson College Faculty’s Research, Mentorship Earns Her University Honors

Associate Professor Ericka Ford is now a 2023-24 University Faculty Scholar.  

A close up picture of a piece of fabric

Apr 18, 2024

NC State Researchers Use Machine Learning To Create a Fabric-based Touch Sensor

As the field of wearable electronics gains more interest and new functions are added to clothing, an embroidery-based sensor or “button” capable of controlling those functions becomes increasingly important. 

An NC State student studying abroad enjoys a guided paragliding outing over Switzerland.

Apr 16, 2024

It’s a Wolfpack World

The Wolfpack may call North Carolina home, but our impact spans all seven continents. Read about faculty and student experiences in two of those continents. 

Nelson Vinueza adjusts a mass spectometry machine.

Apr 15, 2024

Faculty Member Uses Dyes to Research Degenerative Diseases

Nelson Vinueza, associate professor at NC State University, analyzes dyes to uncover valuable findings in health, forensics and sustainability. 

Panoramic Dance Project dancers performing "Times of Refreshing" in water color printed costumes.

Apr 3, 2024

Wilson College Professor Partners with NC State’s Panoramic Dance Project

NC State’s Panoramic Dance Project collaborated with the Wilson College of Textiles to design custom costumes for their Spring Concert.