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Jan 11, 2018

VF Corporation and NC State Announce Strategic, Multiyear Partnership

VF Corporation and North Carolina State University today announced a collaborative, strategic partnership that will support student development at NC State and advance apparel and textiles innovation within VF. The College of Textiles and VF have a long-standing relationship. Under this new multi-year agreement, the partnership is further strengthened by NC State’s Poole College of Management, which brings particular expertise in business analytics and supply chain management. 

Tushar Bambharoliya and Radhika Vaid

Dec 19, 2017

Fiber and Polymer Science Graduate Students Receive Research Grants

Two College of Textiles doctoral students recently received funding for their research projects through the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Foundation. Recipients Tushar Bambharoliya and Radhika Vaid are both members of Dr. Martin King’s Bio-Medical Textiles Research Group, conducting research focused on developing biodegradable medical materials that can be reabsorbed into the body. 

Emily Law

Dec 18, 2017

Dressed for Success

College of Textiles doctoral student Emily Law wonders if changing your outfit can change your perspective -- or even your life. Her master’s thesis research indicated that clothing choice has a notable effect on student participation and focus, and is taking her research to the next level and further examining the psychology of fashion. 

Alex Djuric and Jeffrey Krauss

Nov 30, 2017

The Carpet Conundrum

Eight years ago, Alex Djuric inherited his father-in-law’s 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL convertible. He worked to restore it to mint condition, repairing every part of the classic car except one; he searched the world over but could not find a match for the vehicle’s unusual blue carpeting. Enter Jeffrey Krauss, Pilot Laboratory manager for the Zeis Textiles Extension, who accepted -- and met -- the challenge. 

Student in lab

Nov 13, 2017

CSI: College of Textiles

One can gather an extraordinary amount of information from a few drops of blood at a crime scene, but when blood stains a textile as opposed to landing on a hard surface, the evidence is more difficult to interpret. College of Textiles professor Dr. Stephen Michielsen is one of few experts in the specialized field of textile forensics, and he recently conducted a workshop for crime scene professionals from across the country and Canada to further their understanding of the interaction of blood and textiles. 

Sophie Nunno Gorbachev

Nov 7, 2017

Building a Better Bra

It’s almost a rule that the more attractive a bra is, the less comfortable it feels -- and vice versa. A bra that doesn’t cause shoulder or back pain, supports the breasts and allows freedom of movement has all the aesthetic appeal of an ACE bandage, while a bra built for looks is as pleasant to wear as a stiletto heel. NC State College of Textiles student Sophie Nunno-Gorbachev ‘19 believes there is a better way, and, as the recent recipient of a grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research, she is well on her way to designing a bra that marries form and function. 

Mira Abed

Oct 31, 2017

Graduate Student Gets LA Times Byline

College of Textiles doctoral student Mira Abed spent the summer in the hectic newsroom of the Los Angeles Times. She penned nine articles for the paper as part of a 10 week fellowship with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a multidisciplinary non-profit whose mission is to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." 

Adam Barksdale at Nissan

Sep 19, 2017

Economical Engineering: Adam Barksdale ’16 at Nissan

Read about College of Textiles alumnus Adam Barksdale '16, design engineer at Nissan. 

Dr. Sonja Salmon

Sep 12, 2017

Dr. Sonja Salmon Joins College of Textiles as Associate Professor and Industrial Partnerships Manager

Dr. Sonja Salmon has been hired as associate professor and industrial partnerships manager at her alma mater, NC State's College of Textiles. 

Kayla Brewer

Sep 5, 2017

Kayla Brewer ‘14 Opens Voda Boutique Downtown

College of Textiles alumna Kayla Brewer always knew her future was fashion. From the moment she decided she wanted to own a clothing store, each class she took and every position she worked was part of a larger strategy. Now, just three years after graduation, she has opened Voda, a women’s clothing and accessories boutique in downtown Raleigh.