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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

No, Maternity Gowns Don’t Have to be That Uncomfortable

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. 

Jeff Joines , Brandon King, and Dr. Noa Segall

Jan 21, 2022

Simulating Life-Saving Solutions

TTM alumnus Brandon King graduated with his doctoral degree — and real-world problem-solving experience. He used simulation and data analysis to help nurses find the best way to meet a life-saving goal: reaching patients in cardiac arrest within two minutes. 

person using virtual reality goggles

Nov 1, 2021

Expert: Technology Could Help Clothing Retailers Become More Sustainable

In a recent article, Byoungho Ellie Jin, Albert Myers Distinguished Professor of Textile Economics and Management at NC State, suggested technology could help the textile industry become more sustainable, deliver more personalized goods and become more productive. 

Digital denim samples

Oct 20, 2021

‘Digital Denim’ Is a Pretty Good Match for the Real Thing, Experts Say

NC State researchers printed ink on cotton fabric to make “digital” denim fabric resembling six styles of jeans. 

Anna Labar and Alex Tointon

Oct 18, 2021

Students Explore Sustainability in Textiles Through Research, New Course

A new course at the Wilson College of Textiles equips students with the sustainability knowledge to effect change. Two undergraduate students provided insight to make the class impactful for their classmates. 

Dr. Warren Jasper

Sep 27, 2021

Wilson College Professor Finishing Up Prestigious Jefferson Science Fellowship

For the past year, Dr. Warren Jasper has been providing high-level science and technology expertise to the U.S. Department of State.