Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the TEXCOMP International Scientific Committee and NC State Organizing Committee, I am honored to invite you to the 12th International Conference on Textile Composites (TEXCOMP-12) to be held on May 26-29, 2015.

TEXCOMP is a unique biannual international conference series fully dedicated to textile composites. It has also gained its primary place among major composites conferences in the world. The TEXCOMP conferences started in 1992 at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and since then it has toured around the world. Traditionally, this conference series covers a broad range of research topics from innovative reinforcements and composites manufacturing methods to aerospace, automotive, civil engineering, marine, biomedical and other applications. Such topics as computational modeling, predictive analysis, mechanical characterization and non-destructive evaluation of textile composites have also earned major roles in the scope of this conference series.

The 2015 conference will be hosted, for the first time, by NC State University’s Wilson College of Textiles, which has the largest and most prominent textile academic and research programs in the world. Textile composites research, education and industrial collaboration are among top priorities of the college. You will have great opportunity to take a closer look at those activities during the conference.

In parallel with TEXCOMP-12, NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles will also host 6th International 3D Fabrics and their Applications Conference, which is the next in another famous series of textile-related conferences (Prof. John Hearle and Prof. Abdel-Fattah Seyam are co-chairs of that conference). You will be able to find continuously updated information about that conference on our website.

Finally, for those interested in an extended visit to the United States east coast during the wonderful spring time of 2015, there will be a unique opportunity to attend SAMPE Baltimore 2015 (scheduled for May 18-21), 3D Fabrics and TEXCOMP-12 conferences, with the Memorial Day holiday weekend in-between. Possibly, many of you will find it attractive to use four days between the conferences to travel from Baltimore to Washington DC area, to beautiful North Carolina beaches and mountains, and then to Raleigh.

Further information and important dates can be found on the conference website where you can create your personal area and find instructions for paper submission and sponsorship opportunity.

I am looking forward to seeing your interest in attending our highly anticipated conference and submitting technical papers. Please visit our website at your convenience and leave your feedback there. Also, please do not hesitate to contact me personally (e-mail:; phone: 919-515-6566) with any questions or additional information needs.

Dr. Alex Bogdanovich
TEXCOMP-12 Conference Chair