Ben Gillespie


I graduated from NC State in 2015 with a B.S. in Textile Engineering from N.C. State. During my time as an undergrad, I worked for the NEXT research group as an undergraduate research assistant on several different projects. For the two years following graduation I worked in Madrid, Spain teaching English to primary school students. Now I am back at NC State as a master’s student in Textile Engineering.g.

Research Interests:

Energy storage integration, electronic textiles, wearable technology.

Current Research:

I am currently working on incorporating batteries into garments to power various wearable technologies. This project considers possible use cases for battery technologies and developing the packaging strategies to meet the criteria for a wearable battery.


B.S. from N. C.  State University in Textile Engineering.