The AATCC Gulf Coast section includes members in Arkansas, Southern Alabama, Florida panhandle, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma
Bylaws (April 1985)
Vice-Chair: Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University
Secretary: Melissa Dunn, US Department of Agriculture, ARS, SRRC
AATCC Southern Regional Board Member: Harrie Schoots, Ascend Performance Materials
October 20, 2017: AATCC Gulf Coast Section Meeting
USDA’s Southern Regional Research Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
Dr. Warren Gerhardt, Research Scientist, Milliken & Company
Presentation titled “FR Apparel by Phosphonium Chemistry: an industrial perspective from discovery to commercialization”
September 26, 2017: AATCC Gulf Coast Section Meeting
USDA-ARS-SRRC, New Orleans, LA, USA
Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, the William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor of Materials in the College of Textiles and the Executive Founding Director of the Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University, visited SRRC and gave a presentation on the opportunities for cotton in nonwoven fabrics.
Dr. Michael Easson, AATCC GCS President, served as moderator and hosted Dr. Pourdeyhimi and his guests, Amy Minton and Dave Nelson, from the Nonwovens Institute. After a question and answer session, the visitors were treated to lunch and a tour of the nonwoven facilities at SRRC by Brian Condon, Doug Hinchliffe, and Mike Reynolds. Melissa Dunn served as AATCC GCS Secretary and Treasurer and was invaluable in coordinating this event.
October 2016: Section Meeting
April 18, 2014, X-Ray Diffraction Studies of Practical Cellulose (Video, Dr. Alfred French), USDA