Huan Liu and the examining committee

Congratulations to Huan Liu!!!

On Tue, May 7, 2019, Huan Liu passed the Thesis Examination for her Master of Science in Textile Engineering degree! The title of her thesis was “Collagen Coated and Plasma Treated Hernia Mesh”. She did an amazing job explaining her work during last one year.

She dazzled her Examining Committees, Dr. Wendy E. Krause(TECS) and Dr. Kavita Mathur(TATM) with her confident oral presentation and impressive Powerpoint slides, and finally passed her oral examination with flying colors! Well done, Huan!! We are so proud of you!!!Read More


Biomaterials Day 2018

Biomaterials Day 2019 – Register Today!!!

Society for Biomaterials Student Chapter at North Carolina State University is organizing an all-day event called “Biomaterials Day” on Friday October 25th 2019 in the Hunt Library on the Centennial Campus in Raleigh, NC.

The purpose of this event is to connect groups from all disciplines to gather and collaborate on advances in biomaterials used in healthcare and medical applications. We are also planning to provide a platform for students interested in the field of biomaterials to communicate their research. We have three outstanding invited speakers this year from academia and industry, and will also have student oral and poster presentations….Read More


Medical Textiles, also referred to as Bio-Medical Textiles, is a new and one of the fastest growing fields of the textile industry. This field studies how the latest polymers, fibers and textile structures can be used to design advanced products for applications outside as well as inside the human body.

Dr. Martin King, professor of textiles at NC State and an expert in biotextiles, defines the term “biotextiles” to include structures composed of textile fibers designed for use in specific biological environments where their performance depends on biocompatibility and biostability with cells and biological fluids. Biotextiles include devices implanted in the body, such as surgical sutures, hernia repair fabrics, arterial grafts, artificial skin, and parts of artificial hearts.

Medical textiles, on the other hand, include everything from bandages, wound dressings, and splints to orthotic devices and clothing used for rehabilitation. Hospital linens, barrier fabrics, protective clothing, and operating room scrubs are also medical textile products.


The field of Bio-Medical Textiles covers a large number of application areas. Bio-Medical textiles include textile products that are used to:

Improve health and wellness Maintain comfort and hygiene Treat an external injury
Replace damaged tissue with implantable prosthesis Prevent an injury Prevent infection
Surgical aids Deliver a drug Grow new tissue


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