lundi 22 janvier 2018
Spring 2018 Conference
Current Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2017 Graduate Student Paper Competition Finalists!

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

·Darya Asheghali, University of Georgia:  "Enhanced Alignment of the Neural Stem Cells on the Touch-Spun Nanofibrous Scaffolds for Nerve Regeneration."

·Caroline Loss, Universidade da Beira Interior:  "Influence of Some Structural Parameters of Textiles on Their Dielectric Behaviour."

·Wang Xi, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:  "Monitoring Elbow Flexions Using Circumferential Measurements Based on Novel Wearable Fabric Sensing Technology."

The papers will be presented during our fall meeting [08 to 10 November, University of Georgia, Athens], and the winning submission will be announced during the fall banquet:  Mark your calendar and make your plans now to join us!

2016 Fiber Society Awards, presented at the Cornell University conference

Distinguished Service Award

—Stephen Michielsen, North Carolina State University

Graduate Student Paper Competition

—First Place:  Maike Quandt, Empa

Continuous Melt-extrusion of Touch-sensitive Polymer Optical Fibers

—Second Place (tie):  Kerianne Dobosz, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Electrospun Nanofiber Morphology Enhances the Flux and Antifouling Performance of Ultrafiltration Membranes

—Second Place (tie):  Larissa Shepherd, Cornell University

Increasing Stability of Biotin Functionalized Electrospun Fibers for Biosensor Applications

Member News

-NEW Fiber Society contact information

- Other Conferences of Interest

Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics

-Post-Doctoral Opportunity

-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 - 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.

-We are delighted to announce that ASTM Committee D 13 on Textiles has added The Fiber Society to their “Related Links” list [https://www.astm.org/COMMIT/RELATED/D13.htm]  ASTM Committee D13was formed in 1914 and comprises 561 members.  The group currently has jurisdiction over 364 standards, which are published in the “Annual Book of ASTM Standards,” Volumes 7.01 and 7.02.

Please join The Fiber Society in congratulating long-time Fiber Societymember Dr. Gang Sun, Professor, Textiles and Clothing, University of California, Davis, upon his receipt of the 2016 Olney Medal.  Established in 1944, the award honors AATCC founder Dr. Louis Atwell Olney.
The Olney Medal signifies outstanding achievement in textile chemistry, or in polymer or other fields of chemistry that are of major importance to textile sciences and fibrous materials. This also includes the development of chemical agents or chemical processes used in the manufacture of textiles, fibrous materials, or methods for their evaluation.”

Dr. Sun’s award was announced in the March/April 2017 issue of theAATCC Review [http://www.aatcc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2016_Olney_award_article.pdf] and his Olney Medal Paper, “Creating Novel Functions on Textiles by Applying Organic Chemistry,” appears in the May/June issue of that journal.