2020 IC Educational Program



Keynote Presentation
9:00 am  You. In the Pilot’s Seat—Elizabeth McCormick, former Black Hawk Pilot

10:00   Break

10:30 am – 2:45 pm   Navigating the Sustainability Landscape
Moderator:  Barry P. Brady, Organic Dyes and Pigments LLC

10:30   Microfibre Release from Textiles: The Evolving Journey of UnderstandingCraig Lindemann, W.L.Gore & Associates Inc.
11:00   Reducing Synthetic Microfiber PollutionAndrea Ferris, Intrinsic Advanced Materials
11:30   Recycled Content in TextilesRobert Demianew, Control Union Certifications North America

12:00  Lunch (on own)

1:45     Sustainability and Employee EngagementDave Burreson, Lands’ End
2:15     Developments in Digital Textile Printing Technology—Katelyn Lee, Cotton Incorporated
2:45     Break

3:00 – 4:15 pm   Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition
Moderator: Kanti Jasani, Performance & Technical Textile Consulting

4:15 – 5:15 pm   Young Professionals Presentation/Panel Discussion
Session Leader: Apurba Banerjee, Milwaukee Tool, Young Professionals Committee Co-Chair




9:00 – 11:45 am  Engineering Textiles for Technology and Innovation
Moderator:  Nelson E Houser, HTC Consultants

9:00     Visible Light Photocatalytic Functional TiO2/PVDF Nanofibers for Dye Pollutant DegradationSeshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University
9:30      Squid-Inspired Tandem Repeat Proteins: Functional Fibers and FilmsMelik C. Demirel, Pennsylvania State University
10:00      Break
10:15      Green, Recyclable and Paradigm Shifting Radiant Blocking FiberFrank McCullough, Carbtex Technology Inc.
10:45      How Graphene Fiber Technology Can Work for You: Application of Graphene Fiber in TextilesMatt Reid, Graphene One
11:15      Advances in Polyester Yarn and FiberAlex Gudac, Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.

2:15 – 3:45 pm Discover Advances in E-Textiles
Moderator: Chris Jorgensen, IPC International Inc.

2:15      Wash Durable CNT Yarns for Wearable E-Textile ApplicationsMd. Milon Hossain, North Carolina State University
2:45      Smart Fabrics for the Furniture Industry – What Might They Be? What Problems do They Solve?David Dean, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics
3:15      E-Textiles @ Warp Speed—Stephanie Rodgers, Apex Mills


9:00 – 11:45 am  The New Science of Comfort and Wellness
Moderator:  Dennis C. Scheer, SST Technology Solutions, Inc.

9:00      Renewable, Cost-effective, Comfortable, High Moisture Regain Fabrics Based on Bio derived Polymers Phil Brown, Clemson University
9:30      Practical Consequences of Radiant Heat Exchange Theory to Clothing DesignEmiel DenHartog, North Carolina State University
10:00      Break
10:15      Textile Odor Testing—Methods Development to Meet Changing Industry NeedsSiqi (Lance) Li, Microban International Ltd.
10:45      Using Three-Dimensional Body Scanning to Investigate the Ergonomic Fit of Personal Protective Clothing for Female FirefightersMeredith McQuerry, Florida State University
11:15      Novel Modeling Method to Evaluate the Thermo-regulating Behavior of Micro Encapsulated PCMs Coated FabricMuhammad Owais Raza Siddiqui, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan

2:15 – 3:45 pm  Textiles for Health and Protection: Exploring Disease, Toxicity and Safety
Moderator:  Robina C. Hogan, Frankl & Thomas Inc.

2:15      Progresses in Development of Biocidal Textiles for Personal ProtectionGang Sun, University of California, Davis
2:45      Flammability Testing for Protective ClothingAmanda H. Newsom, UL LLC
3:15      Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Methods for Assessment of Contamination on Firefighter Turnout GearR. Bryan Ormond, North Carolina State University