Diana WymanMarch 28, 2024 Foundation Newsletter

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 29, 2024 –Each year, AATCC Foundation awards $10,000 in grants for textile-related academic research. This year, funding went to 18 students at 7 universities. Topics range from denim recycling to tissue engineering. Funded proposals are not limited to traditional textile departments but include undergraduate and graduate studies in consumer sciences, material science, bioengineering, design, and more.

In 2024, grants range from $500 to $4,000 for materials and research expenses toward textile-related projects. In addition to the grant, recipients are eligible for a travel stipend to present their work at a professional conference. AATCC publicizes the selected topics and final reports to inspire other members to engage with the work. As AATCC’s mission states, the aim is to “empower an innovative, informed, and sustainable future.” AATCC Foundation grants do this by supporting and sharing a broad spectrum of textile research. To connect with the student or faculty advisor for a project, contact Diana Wyman at diana@aatcc.org. To support future research, donate to AATCC Foundation at www.aatcc.org/foundation.

The application period for 2025 AATCC Foundation grant funding will open in June and close October 15, 2024.
www.aatcc.org/foundation/#grants

Click here to view 2023 project reports. The featured image in the post is from work by Madeline Poley-Bogan at Florida State University. Poley-Bogan and colleagues used a thermal manikin to evaluate cooling garments for construction workers.

ProjectUniversityStudent
The TPU Based 3D Printed Waster Turning into the Recycled TPU Filament: Examining Their Mechanical Properties for the Textile Product DevelopmentAuburn UniversityShahbaj Kabir
Development and Characterizations of mycelium-based composites for textile innovation and sustainabilityColorado State UniversityMorgan Davis
Prototyping a flexible colorimetric biosensor and assessment of its colorimetric responses to Escherichia coli, temperature, and pHColorado State UniversityNaimul Hasan
A core-shell nanofiber scaffold loaded with gentamicin-encapsulated - poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles via co-axial electrospinning for transdermal medication applicationsColorado State UniversityYu Sun
Performance Analysis of Hydrophobic Lignin Fractions as Stain and Moisture Repellent Textile FinishCornell UniversityEmily Fan
Functionalised Silk Fabrics as Biosorbents for Cyclic Adsorption-Desorption of Anionic and Cationic DyesCornell UniversityHansadi Jayamaha
Biopolyester cutin as the next circular alternative for petroleum-based PET fibersCornell UniversityDorota Szlek
Sustainable Smart Textiles: Advancements in Biodegradable On-Skin BiosensingCornell UniversityJingwen, Zhu
Synthesize an engineered composite (TiND_MX@EMN) for photocatalytic removing textile dyes from wastewater under visible lightUniversity of GeorgiaYahya Absalam
Eco-friendly cellulose nanofibril aerogels for oil absorption and flame retardancy in protective clothingUniversity of GeorgiaVijay Namdev
An airflow-driven system for scalable production of nano-microfiber wrapped yarns for wearable applicationsNorth Carolina State UniversityYu Chen
Developing reusable polycarbodiimide as sustainable treatment for textile dye effluentNorth Carolina State UniversityMeghan Lord
Recapitulating the stem cell microenvironment with electrospun decellularized extracellular matrices for cardiac tissue engineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityKiran Mumtaz
Evaluation and Standardization of Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles) Washing ConditionNorth Carolina State UniversityPrateeti Ugale
Textile-Based Wearable System for Human-Machines InteractionNorth Carolina State UniversityYidou Yang
Protein fibers with similar toughness to wool from cottonseed mealsUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnXiaoqing Yu
Recycling of denim via cost-effective fiber swelling and dissolutionUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnAlyssa Neff
Characterization of Carcinogenic Substances in Wildland Firefighters Protective ClothingOklahoma State UniversityMd. Momtaz Islam

About AATCC Foundation: The AATCC Foundation Inc. was founded in May 1997 to further the charitable mission of AATCC. The foundation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and is classified by the US Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Media Contact: Diana Wyman, AATCC Foundation President; +1.919.549.3532; diana@aatcc.org

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