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Two students sit at a conference table with a laptop. They are turned to look at Helmut Hergeth. A presentation is on a screen behind them.

Aug 30, 2023

New Research Center at NC State Will Advance Fashion Industry

The Fashion and Textile Business Excellence Cooperative will connect faculty and students at the Wilson College of Textiles with business leaders to advance this ever-changing field.  

Bryan Ormond adjusts a uniform before testing in the Textile Protection and Comfort Center.

Aug 29, 2023

Ormond’s Career Protecting Firefighters Through TPACC Earns Him Faculty Honors

Wilson College of Textiles faculty member receives 2023 Goodnight Early Career Innovators Award. 

Super-resolution imaging of nuclear pore complexes.

Aug 24, 2023

Researchers Sharpen Their Focus on Passages Into the Nucleus

Scientists hope they can build on findings in a new study to understand the role of tiny nuclear pores in cell development and disease. 

Shourya Lingampally adjusts a machine in a first-floor lab of the Wilson College of Textiles.

Jul 24, 2023

Wearable Connector Technology Advances at Wilson College of Textiles Could Assist Doctors, Soldiers in Combat

Researchers develop wearable connectors that could be key to functionality of critical devices in a range of wearable technology fields. 

Lainey Volz wears a blue dress and ponytail and looks at a series of industrial embroidery machines at work in an ITMA showroom. The machines (left) are embroidering yellow fabrics.

Jun 28, 2023

Witnessing Innovation and Making Valuable Connections at ITMA

Wilson College of Textiles students, staff and faculty traveled to Milan, Italy for the world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition. 

Nigar Sultana and Teresa Fiorito in a lab with lab coats, gloves, protective glasses and masks.

Jun 26, 2023

Nanotechnology Breakthrough in Budhathoki Research Group Could Support Future, Critical Health-tracking Tools

Researchers at the Wilson College of Textiles develop sensors and probes using nanomaterials far smaller than a strand of human hair. 

Weaving of the face of Kate Nartker.

Jun 2, 2023

Narrative Thread

Kate Nartker weaves her magic — then animates it — to show a whole different side to textiles. 

3D printed carbon dioxide filter

Jun 1, 2023

You Can Make Carbon Dioxide Filters With a 3D Printer

NC State researchers demonstrated that it’s possible to make carbon dioxide capture filters using 3D printing. 

Textile researchers are studying an artificial muscle fiber

May 26, 2023

Artificial Muscle Fibers Could Serve as Cell Scaffolds

NC State researchers found artificial muscle fibers could be used to develop 3-D models of living, moving systems. 

Battery prototype with thread-like cathode

May 24, 2023

Researchers Design Battery Prototype With Fiber-Shaped Cathode

NC State researchers made a cathode, or the positive end of a battery, in the shape of a thread-like fiber.