Winners have been selected in the sixth annual AATCC Materials Research Poster Competition for students developed by its Materials Interest Group. In August 2010, submissions were invited from both graduate and undergraduate students. The aim of the competition is the promotion of innovative product development from a material structures design perspective.
Winning entries received cash awards of US$1,000 for first place and US$500 for second place in each category and complimentary student registration(s) for the 2012 AATCC International Conference. All entries were evaluated on concept originality, research quality, clarity, and results/discussions/conclusions.
1st Place: An Investigative Study: Heat Dissipation in Firefighter Suits by Julisha Joyner, Doniece Bolds, and Michael Charguluaf, North Carolina State University
2nd Place: Zar Golf…When Technology Meets Fashion by Jessica Salazar, Texas State University
Medical/Biomedical/Protective Materials and Devices
1st Place: Citric Acid Crosslinked Electrospun Zein Fibers for Biomedical Applications by Qiuran Jiang and Wei Li, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2nd Place: Fabrication of Hollow Nanoparticles from Corn Storage Protein Zein for Potential Biomedical Applications by Helan Xu and Yue Zhang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1st Place: Zinc Oxide/Nylon 6 Plasma-Assisted Electrospun Fibers for Warfare Protective Applications by Narendiran Vitchuli, Joshua Nowak, Rupesh Nawalakhe, and Michael Sieber, North Carolina State University
2nd Place: Fluorescent Surface Coatings for Aerospace Composite Damage Detection by Ryan Toivola, University of Washington
Radhakrishnaiah Parachuru, Georgia Tech,
Robina Hogan, Omni Tech International/Hogan Consulting, and
Perry Grady, North Carolina State University/AATCC