Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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.

General Information


The advancement of scientific knowledge pertaining to fibers, fiber based products, and fibrous materials.


The Fiber Society, founded in 1941, is incorporated as a nonprofit professional and scientific association.  The Society’s general management and supervision is delegated to the Governing Council (GC), which is elected by and from the membership.  The GC is led by the Officers noted on the masthead.


The Fiber Society comprises individuals who are chemists, physicists, engineers, and designers with interests in the field of fiber science engineering and technology.  There are no corporate or institutional members.  Membership requires evidence of significant contributions and commitment to the fields of fiber science, engineering, technology and product development.  A graduate student engaged in studies and research in the fields of fiber science, engineering, and technology related disciplines may be admitted as a student member on the recommendation of a faculty mentor, preferably the major advisor.


The Fiber Society sponsors two technical meetings each year, either in the form of a general technical conference or in the form of a symposium on a specialized topic.  Generally, meetings are held in the United States in the fall and abroad in the spring, under the auspices of a strong local organization that undertakes the responsibility to organize and host the conference, with the guidance and assistance of the GC.  Attendance at Society meetings is open to all persons interested in the field.  Attendance of students, academic faculties, and industrial researchers is particularly encouraged.  The registration fee for all regularly enrolled undergraduate and graduate students is reduced to cover costs only.


The Fiber Society sponsors five award categories

—Distinguished Achievement in Fiber Science.  This Award is presented to individuals under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to the field.  It is intended to recognize early achievement and to stimulate continuing commitment to the field of fiber science.

—The Founder’s Award, in contrast, recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of fibers, fibrous materials, and fiber-based products regardless of the recipient’s age.

—The Distinguished Service award is granted to those members who have had an exceptional, significant impact on the Society, whether that impact is short-term or sustained.

—The Fiber Society also awards Honorary Membership in recognition of life-long contributions to the field, irrespective of Society membership.

—The Graduate Student Paper Award is given to the winner of The Fiber Society’s student paper competition, designed to encourage participation by graduate students in the Society-sponsored technical meetings.

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