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Department of Textile Engineering Chemistry and Science

Fabrics are degraded into fibers and glucose syrup.

Mar 21, 2023

Researchers separate cotton from polyester In blended fabric

NC State researchers found they could separate blended cotton and polyester fabric using enzymes. 

Russell Gorga, left, and Jeff Goines

Mar 9, 2023

Gorga and Joines give the gift of exceptional student experiences through their new endowment

To better support textile students, beloved professors Russell Gorga and Jeff Joines generously created the Gorga and Joines TECS Student Enrichment Endowment. 

The belltower on a cloudy day

Feb 17, 2023

Engineering faculty among 2022-23 University Faculty Scholars

NC State’s 2022-23 class of University Faculty Scholars was announced today. These 22 early- and mid-career faculty receive this designation in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, scholarship and service to the university and beyond. 

Two researchers with long dark hair dressed in white lab coats and safety glasses stand at a brightly lit lab workstation next to an LCD computer screen and large stainless steel cylindrical containers..

Feb 17, 2023

Undergraduates join research team, learn industry skills

Teresa Fiorito and Emma Myer-Medina spent the summer assisting Ph.D. students on research with far-reaching results. 

Microscopic view of fiber robot showing cross-stitch type pattern colored transluscent green on a black background.

Feb 6, 2023

Textiles researchers prepare stem cells to become organ tissue

Nearly 3,000 people died waiting for an organ transplant in 2022, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, and more than 100,000 people remain on the waitlist. Envisioning a future without the need for donor organs, an NC State researcher is laying the foundation to grow stem cells into replacement organ tissue. 

Three students, one seated, two standing, all wearing mask view computer monitor next to large piece of lab equipment.

Feb 6, 2023

Undergraduate researches clean energy, gains hands-on experience

Senior Aidan Lim spent his summer working towards these goals as a part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Lim worked with Zhu’s team in their study of batteries, more specifically battery life and the degradation of that battery life over time. 

Two students work at a table in the Senior Design Lab. Textile samples are on the table they are working at, and the PPE suit they are working to improve is visible hanging on a whiteboard behind them.

Jan 18, 2023

Textile engineering students help develop more sustainable PPE

A group of NC State University seniors partnered with Pine Bluff Arsenal to choose a new material for coveralls worn by members of the U.S. Army. 

Yiduo Yang poses for a photo outside beneath a breezeway.

Jan 5, 2023

Textile engineering student earns NC State’s Goodnight Doctoral Fellowship

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

Group of students pose around sign in Puerto Rico.

Nov 29, 2022

Textile engineering student studies energy, sustainability in Puerto Rico

A semester in Puerto Rico taught textile engineering student Elizabeth Siu about energy and sustainability, and helped her build a newfound confidence along the way.