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Department of Textile Engineering Chemistry and Science

Two vials of water. One on left is colored blue, the one on the right is clear.

Aug 12, 2022

New method can remove dyes from wastewater

Findings by NC State researchers offer a new potential method for cleaning wastewater after use by textiles, cosmetics or other industries. 

Matthew Iezzi dressed in white shirt and black pants standing in front of rolling rack of hanging clothes.

Aug 9, 2022

Textiles education takes graduate to Thailand, Hong Kong and Los Angeles

Iezzi graduated in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in textile technology and walked across the stage the following year with a master’s degree in textile engineering. This process would have typically taken at least six years, but he completed it in five thanks to the college’s Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s program.  

A screenshot of the virtual product portal developed by DELTA for TE 589: Design Analysis of Smart Textile course.

Aug 1, 2022

DELTA supports development of new textile reverse-engineering course

A DELTA Grant supported the development of a new online graduate-level textile course which focused on the reverse-engineering of products. The resulting deliverables for this course were presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference in June. 

Firefighter points to two fire shelters being demonstrated in use in a burned out natural area.

Jun 16, 2022

New fire shelter prototypes could buy time for wildfire firefighters

New designs for wildfire shelters could increase the survival time for firefighters inside, researchers from NC State found in a recent study. 

A white-colored textile filter being held up to the sky to show the texture and thinness of the material.

Jun 3, 2022

Textile filter testing shows promise for carbon capture

NC State researchers are studying a textile-based carbon capture technology that could reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. 

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Apr 27, 2022

NC State announces 2021-22 Goodnight Early Career Innovators

NC State announced its 2021-22 class of Goodnight Early Career Innovators today. This program recognizes and rewards promising NC State early-career faculty whose scholarship is in STEM or STEM education. The 25 faculty selected will receive $22,000 ­for each of the next three years to support their scholarship and research endeavors. 

Composite image of closeup images of textile weaves.

Apr 26, 2022

Textile waste is a problem. Here’s how researchers want to solve It

NC State researchers are studying a process for separating blended fabrics into their component fibers. 

Jeff Joines standing outside holding a book in front of entrance to Fitts-Woolard Hall.

Feb 17, 2022

Jeff Joines earns prestigious award for support of International Simulation Conference 

The motto of simulation experts everywhere is: “Anywhere there’s a process, we can improve it.”