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Department of Textile Engineering Chemistry and Science

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. 

Closeup of embroidery work beneath spotlight and sewing machine.

Nov 23, 2022

Researchers eye embroidery as low-cost solution for making wearable electronics

NC State researchers discovered a low-cost, scalable method for making wearable devices. 

Left to right, Elizabeth Beese, Minh-Thu Dinh and Rachel Raineri.

Oct 25, 2022

Three engineering students among 2022 Leader of the Pack Award finalists

The six students will be recognized and the Leader of the Pack winner will be announced at halftime of the Red and White Week football game on Saturday, Nov. 5. 

Bronze wolf statue in silhouette against trees and sky.

Sep 29, 2022

Engineering faculty among Fall 2022 DELTA Express Grant recipients

DELTA has awarded a total of eight Express Grants stretching across five colleges. Grant types include six Instructional Tools Grants and two 3D Object Scan grants. 

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.