WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020
9:00 am You. In the Pilot’s Seat—Elizabeth McCormick, former Black Hawk Pilot
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 Understanding—Craig Lindemann, W.L.Gore & Associates Inc.
11:00 Reducing Synthetic Microfiber Pollution—Andrea Ferris, Intrinsic Advanced Materials
11:30 Recycled Content in Textiles—Robert Demianew, Control Union Certifications North America
12:00 Lunch (on own)
1:45 Sustainability and Employee Engagement—Dave Burreson, Lands’ End
2:15 Developments in Digital Textile Printing Technology—Katelyn Lee, Cotton Incorporated
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
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020
EDUCATIONAL TRACK ONE
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 Degradation—Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University
9:30 Squid-Inspired Tandem Repeat Proteins: Functional Fibers and Films—Melik C. Demirel, Pennsylvania State University
10:15 Green, Recyclable and Paradigm Shifting Radiant Blocking Fiber—Frank McCullough, Carbtex Technology Inc.
10:45 How Graphene Fiber Technology Can Work for You: Application of Graphene Fiber in Textiles—Matt Reid, Graphene One
11:15 Advances in Polyester Yarn and Fiber—Alex 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 Applications—Md. 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
EDUCATIONAL TRACK TWO
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 Design—Emiel DenHartog, North Carolina State University
10:15 Textile Odor Testing—Methods Development to Meet Changing Industry Needs—Siqi (Lance) Li, Microban International Ltd.
10:45 Using Three-Dimensional Body Scanning to Investigate the Ergonomic Fit of Personal Protective Clothing for Female Firefighters—Meredith McQuerry, Florida State University
11:15 Novel Modeling Method to Evaluate the Thermo-regulating Behavior of Micro Encapsulated PCMs Coated Fabric—Muhammad 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 Protection—Gang Sun, University of California, Davis
2:45 Flammability Testing for Protective Clothing—Amanda H. Newsom, UL LLC
3:15 Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Methods for Assessment of Contamination on Firefighter Turnout Gear—R. Bryan Ormond, North Carolina State University