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Techtextil North America 2015 announces Top 5 participants in the Graduate Student Research Poster Program

May 22, 2015

Participating colleges from the US, Sweden, India

Graduate students from leading textile Universities around the world are participating in Techtextil North America’s 2nd Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Program. The goal of this program is to provide a forum in which students can present and discuss their work during its early stages, meet some of their peers who have related interests, and introduce themselves to more senior members of the field.

Eleven graduate students will showcase the latest research on advanced technologies in textiles, nonwovens and materials during Techtextil North America 2015 next month in Houston, Texas.

Five of those eleven students were chosen by industry experts to present their research during the World-Class Symposium on Thursday, June 4th from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.

Top Five Poster Presenters:

Siw Eriksson, The Swedish School of Textile – University of Borâs
Yijun Fu, North Carolina State University
Ting He, North Carolina State University
Harini Ramaswamy, College of Design, University of Minnesota
Jessica Won, Georgia Institute of Technology

Focus areas included:

Nonwovens: Fibers, Polymers, Nanofibers, Functionalization, Medical and hygiene, Wipes, Filtration, Automotive

Technical Textiles: Composites, Nanotechnology, Smart Fabrics, Geosynthetics, Safety and Protective, High Performance, Automotive, Medical, ElectroTextiles, Coated Fabrics

Graduate Students participating in the Poster Program Include:

Hui Cong, North Carolina State University,
Finite Element Analysis of a Single-Barb Surgical Suture Using Beam Theory
Siw Eriksson, The Swedish School of Textile- University of Borås, Facilitating User Involvement in Development of Smart Textiles for Healthcare Applications
Yijun Fu, North Carolina State University,
Fabrication and Fiber Shedding Evaluation of Textile Pile Material for Tissue Debridement
Chirag R. Gajjar, North Carolina State University,
Experimental and Computational Study of Process-Property Relationships for Bioabsorbable Polymers
Hicham Ghossein, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Discontinuous CF design in wet laid for thermoset application
Ting He, North Carolina State University,
Develop Tissue Engineering Scaffolds Using Warp Knitting Technology
Rahim Jindani, North Carolina State University,
Pile Fabric Structure with Antimicrobial Coating for treatment of debrided tissue
Neelakandan Ramalingham, Georgia Institute of Technology / Anna University Chennai, India, Automatic Fabric Handling System – Fabric Buckling Analysis
Harini Ramaswamy, College of Design, University of Minnesota, Fabrication and Testing of 2D Z-Expandable Auxetic Textile Structures for Impact Protective Clothing Applications
Jessica Won, Georgia Institute of Technology,
Defining the Future of Apparel Manufacturing
Praveen Yegya, Texas Tech University,
Personal Protection Equipment for Ebola Virus

Graduate Student Poster Program Development Committee:
Dr. Behnam PourdeyhimiThe Nonwovens Institute
Dr. Tom MartinVirginia Tech University
Dr. Sundesarean JayaramanGeorgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Gang SunUniversity of California Davis

Techtextil North America will be co-located with JEC Americas, in Houston, TX. Based on the success of the premiere in Atlanta last year, which resulted in an unparalleled event creating the largest technical textiles, nonwovens, geosynthetics and composites trade show in the United States this year.

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