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Friday, June 22, 2018
 
Member News

-Textile Analyst Positions (2) US Customs & Border Protection Laboratories & Scientific Services Opportunities for recent graduates from accredited educational institutions! 
Join Laboratories and Scientific Services (LSS) the forensic and scientific arm of US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) 
Follow this link to review the positon announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501445000 
For more information about LSS, follow this link: https://www.cbp.gov/about/labs-scientific-svcs 


-NEW Fiber Society contact information


- Other Conferences of Interest


- Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics


- Postdoctoral position in “Multi-scale modelling of graphene modified polymer fibers” (2 years) - The Composite Materials Group of KU Leuven is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person who meets the academic requirements for recruitment at KU Leuven. He/she has a PhD degree (in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or similar) and has experience in both molecular dynamics simulations and finite element modelling. More info at https://www.mtm.kuleuven.be/Onderzoek/Composites/vacancy-files/grasage_4-18 (the closing date has been extended)

In Memoriam -  It is with great sorrow that we note the recent passing of our fellow Fiber Society colleague Kenneth D. Langley, former Chancellor Professor and Chair of the Department of Materials and Textiles, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (UMD).  Professor Langley, who joined The Fiber Society in 1981, earned his undergraduate degree from UMD, and a MS from the Institute of Textile Technology, Charlottesville, Virginia.  In addition to his teaching and work in industry, he also was president of KDLangly Fiber Services.  His obituary can be found at http://www.hathawayfunerals.com/obits/obituaries.php/obitID/150882.


- New Open Access Journal
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The Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials is a new peer-reviewed, open access journal which aims to promote rapid and wide dissemination of research in the areas of textiles, clothing, and all kinds of fiber based structures.  The journal accepts original research and review articles, which present research in fundamental and applied areas.  All submitted manuscripts considered suitable for the Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials are subjected to a rigorous peer review process in order to ensure that all published articles are of the highest quality.  Please follow the link provided for full details about this new journal.

- Special Issue of “Fibers” Planned:  The issue will comprise papers concerning the “Wettability of Fibers” and will be under the supervision of Guest Editor, Dr. David Seveno, Associate Professor, KU Leuven, Belgium.  Follow this link for details:  http://www.mdpi.com/journal/fibers/special_issues/wettability_fibers


- A reminder:  The Fiber Society is now included in ASTM Committee D 13 on Textiles “Related Links” list [https://www.astm.org/COMMIT/RELATED/D13.htm]  ASTM Committee D13 was formed in 1914 and currently comprises 561 members.  The group has jurisdiction over 364 standards, which are published in the “Annual Book of ASTM Standards,” Volumes 7.01 and 7.02.


- Drexel University, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, announces their Transdisciplinary Advanced Manufacturing Hub for Functional Textiles.  For details, click here.


The Fiber Society Contact Information

General Correspondence/FS Secretary

Secretary, The Fiber Society
c/o JR Gerde
PO Box 564
Ft. Meade, MD 20755-0564 USA

Remittance Address/FS Treasurer

Treasurer, The Fiber Society
Ian R. Hardin
126 Deertree Drive
Athens, GA 30605-4530 USA

Email: pam.fibersociety@gmail.com
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