Fiber Society conference to feature leading scientists, engineers

October 2nd, 2017 Author: Cal Powell  |  706-542-3536  |  More about Cal
Contact: Sergiy Minko  |  706-338-1319  | More about Sergiy

Scientists, engineers and industry leaders will convene in Athens for the Fiber Society’s Fall 2017 Technical Meeting and Conference and International Symposium on Materials from Renewables Nov. 8-10.

The theme of the conference, which is hosted by the College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ department of textiles, merchandising and interiors, is “Advanced, Smart and Sustainable Polymers, Fibers and Textiles.”

Topics will include the latest innovations in the field of fibers, along with process technologies, sustainable materials, smart fibers and textiles, nanomaterials, biomaterials, composites, eco-textiles, fashion, design and product development.

UGA last hosted the conference in 2009.

“This conference is a venue where the latest developments and findings in this critical field will be shared by experts from all over the world,” said Gajanan Bhat, the Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Fibers and Textiles and head of the FACS department of TMI. “It is an honor for UGA to host the conference for the second time in 10 years. With two past presidents and the current treasurer being part of the TMI department, UGA has a strong relationship with the society. More important is the fact that the conference is coming back to Georgia, one of the states with a rich tradition in fibers and textiles for education, research and manufacturing.”

Sergiy Minko, the Georgia Power Professor of Fiber and Polymer Science within the TMI department, serves as technical chair of the conference.

For more information on the conference, including the call for papers and abstract submission, visit The Fiber Society website.

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