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Department of Textile Engineering Chemistry and Science

Nelson Vinueza adjusts a mass spectometry machine.

Apr 16, 2024

Using dyes to research degenerative diseases

Nelson Vinueza, associate professor at NC State University, analyzes dyes to uncover valuable findings in health, forensics and sustainability. 

Bryan Ormond

Mar 28, 2024

Ormond wins 2024 Distinguished Young Alumni Award

In honor of his professional achievements, life-changing research and alignment with the college’s core values, Bryan Ormond was named a recipient of the Wilson College of Textiles 2024 Distinguished Young Alumni Award. 

Dynamic PyroMan on fire in the Textile Protection and Comfort Center.

Mar 20, 2024

TPACC researchers unveil “game-changing” technology to test firefighter thermal wear

“Dynamic PyroMan” improves upon NC State’s 30-year-old manikin, providing a window into how thermal wear performs in flames. 

PCC students in the dyeing and finishing lab hold screen printed tote bags and t-shirts.

Mar 12, 2024

Textile undergraduate students gain experience with the AATCC 

The American Society of Textile Chemists and Colorists allows students at the Wilson College of Textiles to develop a network of like-minded peers and increase their confidence in pursuing STEM careers. 

Yi Ding speaking to a group.

Mar 1, 2024

TECS alumna built community, real-world skills in 3+X program

Wilson College of Textiles alumna Yi Ding is now an associate professor at Donghua University in Shanghai. Read how she got her start in the 3+X program.  

Group of Engineering Grand Challenges scholars pose for a group picture.

Feb 13, 2024

GCSP fundraiser aims to raise funds for incoming students

Currently, GCSP is raising funds to support five incoming and transfer undergraduate engineering students. The funds will cover costs for them to participate in the GCSP Undergraduate Research Experience, where they will focus on one of the four pillars of the program. They aim to raise $5,000 to enable this opportunity for five students. 

Yarn-shaped supercapacitors created by NC State researchers in the Wilson College of Textiles

Feb 6, 2024

New study finds “sweet spot” for length of yarn-shaped supercapacitors

Yarns 40-60cm yield best flow of energy in new study. 

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 30, 2024

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. 

Photo credit of robotic hand: Possessed Photography. Edited to show robot holding a pH scale.

Dec 11, 2023

New HS curriculum teaches color chemistry and AI simultaneously

NC State researchers develop short module to drive student curiosity about real-world data.