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Ph.D. Fiber and Polymer Science

A microscopic image of fibroblast cells on nylon.

Feb 3, 2023

Textiles Researchers Prepare Stem Cells to Become Organ Tissue

An NC State researcher is laying the foundation to grow stem cells into replacement organ tissue, which would eliminate the need for donor organs. 

Emma Myer-Medina (left) and Januka Budhathoki-Uprety (right) work at a lab bench examining liquid in vials. Emma is using a pipette to add liquid into the vial. Both wear face masks, gloves, protective eyewear and lab coats.

Jan 24, 2023

Undergraduates Contribute to Textile Research in Sustainability, Health through Summer REU Program

The Research Experience for Undergraduates offers paid research opportunities at NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles. 

Photo of Yiduo Yang outside of the Wilson College of Textiles.

Jan 5, 2023

Wilson College of Textiles Student Earns NC State’s Goodnight Doctoral Fellowship

The new fellowship at NC State University guarantees competitive pay for doctoral students. 

Photo of Jon Rust in front of a wall of red banners. He wears a black suit, white collared shirt and red tie.

Nov 30, 2022

Retiring Professor Jon Rust Leaves Lasting Legacy Through Students, Research

He’s pushed the textile industry forward through his research and consulting, and advanced the college through his many leadership roles, but he’s most proud of the mentorship he’s provided to students. 

aerial photo showing the Wilson College of Textiles in the foreground and Lake Raleigh behind.

Nov 17, 2022

Wilson College of Textiles Researchers Earn Funding to Advance Medicine

The Comparative Medicine Institute saw promise in research proposals submitted by faculty and graduate students alike. 

Wilson College of Textiles

Nov 14, 2022

Meet One of the Newest Members of Our Wilson College Family: Madilynn Smith

Meet one of our newest Wilson College of Textiles staff members, Chemistry Teaching Laboratory Manager Madilynn Smith. 

The three student winners from the 3MT competition stand with university employees on either side in front of a screen with the 3MT logo.

Nov 11, 2022

Wilson College Research Shines in Three Minute Thesis Competition

This year’s “people’s choice” winner, and two other finalists, are Wilson College graduate students. 

An aerial photo facing the Wilson College of Textiles. The trees around the college are in fall colors.

Nov 1, 2022

Meet Wilson College’s Newest Recipients of the Provost’s Fellowship

Five new doctoral candidates are joining the Wilson College of Textiles as recipients of the Provost’s Fellowship. Below get to know them, and what brought them to the Wilson College to continue their education and textiles research. 

fountain at the Wilson College of Textiles Graduate Commons (outdoors) with trees in fall colors in the background

Oct 25, 2022

Wilson College of Textiles, VF Foundation Partner to Support Future Leaders of the Apparel, Footwear Industries

Winners of the VF Student Impact Awards will receive a fellowship to help fund and share their research. 

Doctoral student recording results from a human subject on a bike in a lab

Jul 11, 2022

Graduate Research Spotlight: Faisal Abedin (Ph.D. FPS) Finds New Ways to Evaluate Activewear Materials

Doctoral candidate Faisal Abedin is advancing activewear from the Textile Protection and Comfort Center.