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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. 

Lonny Carter

Mar 27, 2024

Lonny Carter ’08, ’19, ’22 Wins a 2024 Distinguished Young Alumni Award

In honor of her professional achievements, life-saving research and alignment with the college's core values, Lonny Carter was named a recipient of the Wilson College of Textiles 2024 Distinguished Young Alumni Award. 

Headshot of Büşra Özdemir.

Mar 25, 2024

Ph.D. Student Büşra Özdemir Researches Respirators with The Nonwovens Institute 

Büşra Özdemir is a Ph.D. student in the fiber and polymer science program at the Wilson College of Textiles currently researching the behavior of nonwovens and the structure of respirators at The Nonwovens Institute. 

Yi Ding speaking to a group.

Feb 29, 2024

Textiles Alumna Built Community, Real-World Skills in 3+X Program

Wilson College of Textiles alumna Yi Ding is now an associate professor at Donghua University in Shanghai. Read how she got her start in the 3+X program.  

Headshot of graduate student Christine Lee.

Feb 15, 2024

Ph.D. Student Christine Lee Researches PLA at The Nonwovens Institute

Christine Lee is a Ph.D. student in the fiber and polymer science program currently researching the use of polylactic acid (PLA) in nonwoven textiles at the Nonwovens Institute. 

Sasha Ormond sits behind a desk wearing a red sweater with one of her hands up in the NC State "wolfs up" sign.

Feb 15, 2024

Textiles to Teaching: Wilson College Alumna Heads Chemistry Department

Wilson College of Textiles alumna Sasha Ormond heads Meredith College’s chemistry, physics and geoscience department and brings textiles to a whole new generation of students. 

Nigar Sultana

Feb 6, 2024

Grad Student Profile: Nigar Sultana

Learn more about Sultana's experience at NC State and the research she's conducting through the Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science at the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Sonja Salmon (left) and Siyan Wang (right) stand in the lab with lab coats and protective glasses. Salmon holds fabric samples and Wang holds two bottles of solution with some fabric fragments visible.

Jan 29, 2024

NC State Textile Waste Research Paves Way for Greener Textile Future

Ph.D. student Siyan Wang’s breakthrough research on cotton fiber fragments earned a prestigious spot on the front cover of Cellulose journal. See how her research is changing the game for textile recycling. 

Rearview image down the breezeway of the Wilson College of Textiles.

Dec 7, 2023

Meet the Wilson College of Textiles Students Awarded the VF Foundation’s Graduate Student Impact Awards 

Fellowship awards provided by the VF Foundation fund innovative research endeavors relating to apparel and footwear for Wilson College of Textiles graduate students. 

researchers weather firefighter turnout gear in an oven.

Dec 1, 2023

Study Tests Firefighter Turnout Gear With, Without PFAS

PFAS-free outer shells fail to repel oil and hydraulic fluid, potentially bringing performance tradeoffs to firefighters.