TMI graduate students present at Techtextil North America


March 20th, 2019 Contact: LaFarrah Smith  |  706-542-4888  | More about LaFarrah

Seven graduate students from the department of textiles, merchandising and interiors specializing in the field of polymer, fiber and textile sciences made their mark in the Techtextil North America 2019 tradeshow held Feb. 26-28 in Raleigh N.C.

Techtextil North America is an annually organized eminent exhibition which bridges professionals from industry and academia engaged in textile science.

Representing the research groups from faculty members Gajanan Bhat, Sergiy Minko and Suraj Sharma, the TMI team presented their recent research work through five oral presentations in the Tech Talk session and seven poster presentations covering versatile areas of fiber processing, functional coatings on textiles and reliable textile technologies.

Graduate students who represented this team consisted with (image from left to right) Partha Sikdar, Smriti Rai,  Shuangyan Wu, Homeira Azari, Aditi Nandy, Anuradhi Liyanapathiranage and Shafiqul Islam.

This is a unique event organized every year that brings together participants from many industries covering the entire supply chain from raw material suppliers to end product users of technical textiles, as well as academic institutions and government agencies.

The show had 165 exhibitors and more than 3,000 visitors from around the world.

Visitors included industry executives, technical directors, plant managers, product development managers, engineers, and buyers.

The world leading brands presented include Apple, Ford, GM, Target, Nike, Lear Corporation, Mohawk Industries, and others.

Participants enjoyed lab demonstrations and tours of the NCSU College of Textiles, and of course the major attraction, Student Research Poster Program, and Tech Talks.

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