Fiber Society Officers

Takeshi Kikutani, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Caroline Schauer, Drexel University

Janice R. Gerde, US Custom & Border Protection

Ian Hardin, University of Georgia

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Member News

-NEW Fiber Society contact information

- Other Conferences of Interest

- Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics

- A reminder:  The Fiber Society is now included in ASTM Committee D 13 on Textiles “Related Links” list []  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.


The Fiber Society

Spring 2020 Conference

Dear Fiber Society Members,

With deep regret, given the current COVID-19 pandemic affecting us all, The Fiber Society 2020 Spring Conference planned for KU Leuven in Belgium is postponed. The conference has been rescheduled for May 25−27, 2021, at the College De Valk in Leuven.  We will keep you informed as plans for next spring develop. Additionally, we will post timely information via our website, our social media pages (Facebook and LinkedIn), and other avenues deemed appropriate.

Plans for the 2020 Fall Conference scheduled for October 19−21 at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, are going forward (subject to modification as the pandemic evolves). Online submissions for fall will open on The Fiber Society website beginning July 1.  Additional information will be shared as details unfold. Mark your calendars and plan now to join us in Philadelphia!

The Fiber Society Officers and Governing Council send best wishes to our members and colleagues around the world as we navigate these unprecedented times together. Please stay safe and well!

Takeshi Kikutani, President
The Fiber Society

Current Award Recipients

We are delighted to announce The Fiber Society’s 2018 Awards
presented at the
University of California Davis Conference, 29 to 31 October

Distinguished Service Award
*Subhash K. Batra, North Carolina State University

Founder’s Award
*Konstantin Kornev, Clemson University

Distinguished Achievement Award
*Dong Wang, Wuhan Textile University

Graduate Student Paper Competition Winners

First Place—Tie
·Xiangchen Liu, University of California-Davis:  Amphiphilic and Semi-crystalline Soy Protein Microfibrils from Aqueous Colloids
·Hongyan Wu, Donghua University:  Ultralight, Highly Resilient, and Flexible Electrospun Nanofibrous Aerogels for Effective Warmth Retention

Second Place
·Yusuke Mukai, North Carolina State University:  Effect of Fabric Construction, Thread Count,
and Solid Volume Fraction on the Dielectric Properties of Cotton Fabrics

Poster Competition Winners

First Place·Peixin Tang, University of California, Davis:  Development of Highly Sensitive
and Personal-used Colorimetric Sensors of Gaseous Pesticides on Fiber-based Materials

Second Place
·David Seveno, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven:  Wettability and Adhesion of Thermoplastics in Glass Fiber-reinforced Model Composites

Third Place
·Yuan Yu, Jiangnan University:  Highly Fluorescent Luminescent Carbonized Polymer Dots Prepared via a Stabilizer-free Dispersion Synthesis Method

Congratulations to All!