2018 Materials Track

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Advances in Fibers and Fabrics – Moderator: Mike Bell, The Mohawk Group
10:30 Short Polymer Fiber Materials for Unique Surface Modification of Textiles – Murray Height, HeiQ Materials AB, Switzerland
11:00 Cellulosic for New Fashions – Chuck Stewart, Eastman Chemical Company
11:30 Spider Silk Fibers from Bolt Threads – Scalable Fiber Production and Silk-like Properties – Lindsay Wray, Bolt Threads
1:45 – 4:00 pm
Flexible Wearable Technology – Moderator: Mustafa Arifoglu, W. L. Gore & Associates
1:45 Breathable and Conformable Piezoelectric PVDF/ZnO Nanofibrous Membrane Sensor for Wearable Applications – Minji Kim, Cornell University
2:15 Leveraging Textile Technology for Robotic Apparel – Vanessa Sanchez, Harvard University
2:45 Break
3:00 Preparation and Characterization of Flexible Piezoelectric Textiles for Energy Harvesting – Suraj Sharma, University of Georgia
3:30 Topic and Speaker TBA
9:00 – 11:15 am
Medical/ Biomedical Textiles – Moderator: Sonja Salmon, North Carolina State University
9:00 Design and Development of an Active Compression Treatment System for Vascular Disease Using a Series of Silicon Based Inflatable Mini Bladders – Gayani Nandasiri, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
9:30 Preparation of Biocidal Textiles for Prevention of Disease Transmission – Gang Sun, University of California-Davis
10:00 Break
10:15 Structure/Function Relations of Hemostatic Nonwoven Dressings Based on Greige Cotton – J. Vincent Edwards, Southern Regional Research Center, USDA
10:45 Chemical and Morphological Manipulation of (Mostly) Polymeric Fibers to Satisfy Biomedical Applications – Michael Jaffe, New Jersey Innovation Institute
11:15 – 11:45 am
Protective Clothing Comfort and Performance – Moderator: Robina Hogan, Hogan Consulting
11:15 Effects of FR Clothing Materials on Sweat Absorption and Comfort in Wildland Firefighter Protective Clothing – Roger Barker, North Carolina State University
2:15 – 3:45 pm
Protective Clothing Comfort and Performance (cont’d)
2:15   Assessing the Needs of Greenhouse and Farm Workers Engaged in Pesticide Application for Improved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Design – Sanjay Guria, Cornell University
2:45 Assessment of Ventilated Athletic Uniforms for Improved Thermal Comfort and Human Performance – Meredith McQuerry, Florida State University
3:15 Development of Holistic Assessment for the Firefighter Protective Hood – Bryan Ormond, North Carolina State University