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Tag: Faculty Research

Tova Williams

Jun 30, 2022

Tova Williams Named Research Assistant Professor at Wilson College of Textiles

Armed with both a Ph.D. and private industry experience, she felt called to return to NC State. 

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. 

graphic showing all UN Sustainable Development Goals

May 12, 2022

Putting PEP in the Wilson Step: How Research Opportunities Impact Student Experiences

The Provost's Professional Experience Program provided Addison Seay with paid research experience and the opportunity to advance sustainability within the textiles industry. 

woman in wheelchair models in fashion show

May 3, 2022

How Universal Design Can Inform Inclusive Fashion

What does it mean for fashion to be inclusive or adaptive? We asked an NC State fashion expert. 

Amanda Mills in Senior Design lab

Apr 11, 2022

Amanda Mills Advances E-textiles, Encourages Next Generation of Researchers

Assistant Research Professor Amanda Mills discusses her path to the Wilson College of Textiles, her research and her dedication to providing research opportunities for students. 

Supercapacitor yarns integrated in a fabric for powering LEDs'

Mar 23, 2022

Design Tweak Helps Prevent Malfunction in Yarns Designed to Store Energy

NC State researchers found a way to prevent electrical malfunctions in yarns designed to store electrical energy. 

Gloria Hwang standing near the Wilson College of Textiles

Mar 8, 2022

Designing Apparel That Works for Everyone

A fascination with the functionality of clothing is what initially drew Assistant Professor Gloria Hwang to fashion. Now, she researches how to make apparel functional for a wider range of people. 

firefighters putting out house fire

Mar 2, 2022

Helping Set the Standard

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reviews standards for first responders’ gear every three to five years. Using its world-leading testing systems, the Textile Protection and Comfort Center at the Wilson College of Textiles has made technical contributions that have helped create new testing methods and updated existing standards for firefighter turnout gear, including turnout suits and gloves. 

Masked wolf statue

Feb 9, 2022

Wilson College Expert Explains Evolving Face Covering Guidance

In a new seminar, Assistant Professor Bryan Ormond addresses pervasive face covering misconceptions and explains the difference in regulation, testing ,and efficacy of different types of face coverings. 

Researcher at computer in lab

Jan 28, 2022

Researchers Find New Way to Kick-Start Process of Making of Carbon Fiber

NC State researchers found a way to improve the energy efficiency of part of the process for making carbon fiber.