PCC Faculty

amelshaAhmed El-Shafei
Professor
919-515-6548
ahmed_el-shafei@ncsu.edu
Room: 3119

Photostability and photodegradation mechanisms of dyes, pigments and high performance fibers; molecular modeling, nanostructure, synthesis and characterization of novel functional dyes for solar cells, PDT and self-disinfecting textiles; nanolayer graft polymerization of chemical finishes and surface chemistry modifications of fibers using high density atmospheric plasma for medical applications; molecular modeling of polymers.

hfreemanHarold Freeman
Ciba Professor of Dyestuff Chemistry
919-515-6552
harold_freeman@ncsu.edu
Room: 3313
Design, synthesis and analysis of organic dyes and pigments. (Nongenotoxic dyes, lightfast dyes, molecular modeling, NMR, X-ray, mass spectrometry)

Wei Gao
Assistant Professor
919-515-0257
wgao5@ncsu.edu
Room: 3117
Carbon materials’ research and their integration with textile technologies and energy storage and conversion devices, such as supercapacitors, batteries and fuel cells.

phauserPeter Hauser
Professor
919-513-1899
peter_hauser@ncsu.edu
Room: 3333
Chemical finishing of textile fabric. Indigo dyeing. Denim finishing and garment wet processing. Mathematical modeling of textile processes. Dyeing pretreatments for low pollution dyeing.

dhinksDavid Hinks
Dean, College of Textiles
919-515-6554
david_hinks@ncsu.edu
Room: 3423
Color science; molecular modeling; chemistry of and application of dyes; SCF technology.

shudsonSam Hudson
Professor
919-515-6545
sam_hudson@ncsu.edu
Room: 3116
Fiber-forming biopolymers. Computer-controlled fiber spinning. (Chitin/chitosan chemistry, hollow fibers, chaotic flow analysis)

rkotekRichard Kotek
Associate Professor
919-515-6585
Richard_Kotek@ncsu.edu
Room: 3143
Polymer synthesis. Melt fiber spinning. Hollow fibers. Sound propagation in filaments.

wekrauseWendy Krause
Associate Professor
919-515-6560
wekrause@ncsu.edu
Room: 3144
Structure-property relationships of macromolecules, with emphasis on biomaterials, medical textiles, rheology, electrostatic self-assembled nanolayers, and polyelectrolytes.

smichieSteve Michielsen
Professor
Director of Ph.D. Programs
919-515-1414
Stephen_Michielsen@ncsu.edu
Room: 3261

mpasquiMelissa Pasquinelli
Professor
Associate Department Head
919-515-9426
Melissa_Pasquinelli@ncsu.edu
Room: 3269
Computational modeling as a tool for understanding, predicting, and modulating the physical and chemical properties of macromolecules. Structure-property relationships of nanotechnological and biologically-inspired materials.

rshameyRenzo Shamey
Professor of Color Science and Technology
919-515-6546
rshamey@ncsu.edu
Room: 3145
Color science including color perception, unique hues, study of whiteness and blackness, and color difference equations. Dye application including photochromic dyes on various media. Mathematical modeling, control and monitoring of dyebath. Expert systems. Textile Printing.

atonelliAl Tonelli
INVISTA Prof. of Fiber & Polymer Chemistry
919-515-6588
alan_tonelli@ncsu.edu
Room: 3146
Conformations, sizes and shapes of polymers. (Polymer microstructure and properties, molecular modeling, solid state NMR, behavior of isolated polymer chains, interchain interactions). Inclusion compounds.

nrvinuezNelson Vinueza
Assistant Professor
919-515-6558
nrvinuez@ncsu.edu
Room: 3120