Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Fall 2018 Conference

Fall 2018 Conference Speakers & Graduate Student Paper Competition Finalists

The Fiber Society’s 2018 Fall Technical Conference l Plenary Session Speakers

Join us in welcoming our Featured Speakers during the October meeting at the University of California, Davis:

·  Dr. Yi Cui, Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford University:  Fibers Across Multiple-length Scales for Energy, Environment, and Electronics

·  Dr. Alex Patist, VP of Process Development, Bolt Threads:  Silk and Leather: Practical Biological Production of Biomaterials

·  Dr. Jianyong Yu, Dean, College of Textiles, Donghua University:  Progress and Perspectives of Electrospun Nanofibrous Materials

2018 Graduate Student Paper Competition (GSPC) Finalists!

We are delighted to announce the following entries selected as this year's finalists:

·  Xiangchen Liu, University of California-Davis:  Amphiphilic and Semi-crystalline Soy Protein Microfibrils from Aqueous Colloids

·  Yusuke Mukai, North Carolina State UniversityEffect of Fabric Construction, Thread Count, and Solid Volume Fraction on the Dielectric Properties of Cotton Fabrics.

·  Hongyan Wu, Donghua UniversityUltralight, Highly Resilient, and Flexible Electrospun Nanofibrous Aerogels for Effective Warmth Retention

The winning GSPC submission will be announced during the fall banquet.

Mark your calendar! l Make your plans now to join us!

Note:  Projected speakers and topics are

subject to change/modification

Member News

-Position Announcement—Department Chair Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

-Position Announcement—UGA, Athens Faculty Job Opportunity.

-Position Announcement- NCSU TECS Faculty Job Opportunity 


It is with heartfelt sorrow that The Fiber Society notes the recent passing of Professor Memiş Acar, Professor of Mechanics, Loughborough University Leicestershire, England.  He became a member of The Fiber Society in 1998 and served as a member of the Society’s Governing Council.  Professor Acar, a native of Cappadocia, Turkey, completed his undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara Turkey, and his MSc in Textile Technology at University of Manchester (UMIST), Manchester, England, prior to receiving his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University of Technology and a D.Sc. from UMIST.  He was a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), UK and a Fellow of theAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  We extend our sincerest condolences to Professor Acar’s family, and his friends and colleagues around the world.  Loughborough University also published a tribute to Professor Acar at their website: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/internal/news/2018/august/book-of-remembrance-open-for-professor-memis-acar.html


The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, is planning a Celebration of Life service for Professor Acar on Wednesday, 14 November, at 1:15 PM in the Wolfson School, Room T003.  All of Professor Acar’s associates, colleagues, friends, and students are welcome to attend.  A buffet will be held following the service. Please use this link for more information about the service: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/internal/news/2018/october/memi-acar-memorial.html

In addition, a Book of Remembrance is being prepared for presentation to the Acar family.  Those not able to attend the service can forward their messages via eMail.  In the Subject line, please state “Professor Acar Remembrance” in and send the message to Mrs Bhav Mistry, School Administration Manager, Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering.  eMail:  B.Mistry@lboro.ac.uk.

-NEW Fiber Society contact information

- Other Conferences of Interest

- Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics

- New Open Access Journal

- 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.  

- 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.

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