(Ph.D., Iowa State University, Chemical Engineering) is a full professor in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science in the Wilson College of Textiles at NC State University and former Textile Engineering program director. His main interests lie in developing polymer nanocomposites with improved properties (mechanical and conductive) for a variety of functional applications.
Before coming to NC State, Dr. Gorga was a postdoctoral associate at MIT where he worked on improving the strength of brittle polymers (such as poly (methyl methacrylate)). In addition, Dr. Gorga worked as a research engineer at Union Carbide Corporation from 1997 through 2000, where he focused on structure-property relationships of semi-crystalline polymers for high strength commodity applications. firstname.lastname@example.org