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Tag: textile engineering

Image of potential carbon filter

Jun 2, 2022

Textile Filter Testing Shows Promise for Carbon Capture

NC State researchers are studying a textile-based carbon capture technology that could reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. 

Supercapacitor yarns integrated in a fabric for powering LEDs'

Mar 22, 2022

Design Tweak Helps Prevent Malfunction in Yarns Designed to Store Energy

NC State researchers found a way to prevent electrical malfunctions in yarns designed to store electrical energy. 

Researchers could help make carbon fiber more efficiently.

Jan 28, 2022

Researchers Find New Way to Kick-Start Process of Making of Carbon Fiber

NC State researchers found a way to improve the energy efficiency of part of the process for making carbon fiber. 

Students work in a textile lab, writing on whiteboards and working in small groups at tables

Nov 1, 2021

Where Textiles Meets STEM

In the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, STEM majors can discover surprising opportunities and exceptional career preparation. 

Orange biocatalytic yarn with oxygen bubbles

Mar 11, 2021

Yarns Coated With Enzymes Can Act as Filters

NC State researchers showed they could attach enzymes to textiles in a proof-of-concept study. They want to use this technology to develop chemical filters, including for carbon capture. 

Bacterial cellulose

Mar 8, 2021

Bacterial Film Separates Water From Oil

Researchers used a material produced by the bacteria Gluconacetobacter hansenii as a filter to separate water from an oil mixture. 

Textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.

Feb 1, 2021

Textile Sensor Patch, Made With Conductive Yarns, Could Detect Pressure Points for Amputees

NC State researchers sewed a soft, flexible sensor system to help map pressure points on an amputee's prosthesis. 

A researcher applies an insulin patch to a freckled forearm.

Dec 1, 2016

Outfitting the Future

NC State researchers are developing wearable technologies that are functional, efficient, innovative and practical, and that could have an impact on countless lives. 

Aug 2, 2016

Steering Students to Success

Jeff Joines uses hands-on classroom exercises to help students navigate the complex field of textile engineering, chemistry and science. Join us for a behind-the-scenes visit with this enthusiastic, award-winning teacher. 

A portrait of Adam Barksdale, graduate in textile engineering from NC State.

May 5, 2016

Fast-Lane Future

The four internships Adam Barksdale undertook while studying textile engineering helped land him a position with Nissan. 

Dec 11, 2012

Textile Students Honored

Three textile engineering students were awarded third place in the 2012 Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development for a class project looking at the recyclability of oil- contaminated pizza boxes. 

May 16, 2012

Global Health Project Gets Funding

NC State is a winner in the Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Jul 6, 2011

Packing for Mars

To protect future space travelers, NC State students have designed a 1,900-square-foot inflatable living environment for four to six astronauts. 

Sep 8, 2010

McCord Adds Global Health Duties

Dr. Marian McCord has accepted a half-time appointment as director of global health initiatives for the Office of International Affairs. 

Jun 18, 2010

Textiles Prof Elected

The Society of Dyers and Colourists’ board elected Dr. Renzo Shamey, associate professor of textiles, as a fellow of the society.

The Society of Dyers and Colourists’ board elected Dr. Renzo Shamey, associate professor of textiles, as a fellow of the society. Shamey joined NC State in 2003. He directs the polymer and color chemistry program in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science.