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Ph.D. Fiber and Polymer Science

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. 

A graphic reads "Suture Research" in red lettering on the left and shows a photo of Karuna Nambi Gowri on the right.

Oct 30, 2023

NC State Doctoral Student Developing Better Manufacturing Method for Wound Closures

Wilson College of Textiles student Karuna Nambi Gowri's dissertation will make barbed sutures more efficient and customizable, which means less time on the operating table for patients. 

Guan Wang

Oct 20, 2023

Textile Innovator Guan Wang ’12, ’15 Returns to the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council

Two-time Wilson College graduate Guan Wang, who has used his expertise in fiber and polymer science to lead professionally at Cotton Inc. and LYRCA, is excited to expand his influence by returning to the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council this year. 

Xiaomeng Fang stands behind a knitting machine and points to a certain part of the machine to show two students to her left how it works.

Jul 31, 2023

Wilson College of Textiles Faculty Member’s Engaging Teaching Methods Earn Her Professional Honors

Xiaomeng Fang says 2023 Outstanding Teacher Award is a testament to her mentors — colleagues and family alike. 

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.