Wednesday, April 2, 2014
9:45 am – 12:00 pm PROTECTIVE TEXTILES
Moderator: Seshadri S. Ramkumar, Texas Tech University
9:45 Cooling Effect of Sweat Evaporation from Different Clothing Layers - Emiel A. DenHartog,
North Carolina State University
10:15 Evaluation of High Strength Fibers Extracted from Field Aged Armor - Amanda L. Forster,
National Institute of Standards and Technology
11:00 Impact of Firefighter Protective Equipment and Firefighting Activity on Physiology and
Biomechanics of Movement - Gavin Horn, University of Illinois at Urbana
11:30 Advantages of Using Systems-Level Test Methods to Evaluate the Performance of Fire/Flame
Resistant Protective Clothing - Alex Hummel, North Carolina State University
2:00 – 4:00 pm INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Moderator: Haskell W. Beckham, Exponent Inc.
2:00 The Impact of Cellulose Nanocrystal Orientation on the Enhanced Mechanical Properties and
Structural Color of Bio-Nanocomposites - Christopher Kitchens, Clemson University
2:30 Submicron Meltblown Filter Media for Enhanced Efficiency - Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech
3:00 Robust Pre-Impregnated Yarn for Manufacturing Textile Composites - David Branscomb,
Highland Industries, Inc.
3:30 Novel Low Band Gap Ru (II) Dyes for Enhanced Light Harvesting and High Efficiency Dye-
sensitized Solar Cells - Maqbool Hussain, North Carolina State University
Thursday, April 3, 2014
9:00 – 11:45 am MEDICAL TEXTILES
Moderator: Philip J. Brown, Clemson University
9:00 Nanofibrous Platforms for Wound Healing and Tissue Engineering Applications - Elizabeth G.
Loboa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University
9:30 Effects of Antimicrobial Activities of Peppermint and Rosemary Oils Incorporated into Textiles -
Suraj Sharma, University of Georgia
10:15 Materials Science of Surgical Meshes: Polypropylene for Soft Tissue Repair - Maureen T. F.
Reitman, Exponent Inc.
10:45 A New Strategy for the Woven Tubular Taper: Improvements in Weaving Vascular Grafts - Seth
Winner, Secant Medical Inc.
11:45 Ecolab Medical Materials Development Pathway - Tami Mace, Ecolab Inc.
2:15 – 3:45 pm INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Moderator: Donald B. Thompson, North Carolina State University
2:15 New Approaches towards a Sustainable Textile Industry of Tomorrow - Anja Gerhardts, Hohenstein Institute for Textilinnovation GmbH, Germany
2:45 Process-Property Relationships of Synthetic Polymers Exposed to Organometallic Vapors - Jesse S. Jur, North Carolina State University
3:15 Single PPTA Fiber Tensile Test under High Strain Rate Loading - Jae Hyun Kim, National Institute of Standards and Technology