Next Alumni

Developers


From 2016-2017, Allison held the position of fusion developer in wearable technology and e-textiles. She lead projects ranging from an infant onesie that monitors ECG, shirts that harvest energy from breathing, and socks that can measure biometrics.

From 2016-2017, Jack worked as a research associate and lab manager. His work focused on development and characterization of thermoelectric generators (“TEGs”) designed specifically for integration into garments and on development of on-body, garment-integrated, ultra-low power sensing platforms for monitoring biosignals.

Post-Doctoral Researchers


From 2014-2015, Raju held the position of postdoctoral researcher in thermoelectric textiles designs for low temperature waste heat recovery in the NEXT research group.
Krishnamraju Ankireddy
Research Scientist, University of Louisville

From 2014-2015, Ryan held the position of postdoctoral researcher in electronic system design for the NEXT research group and the ASSIST (Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies) Engineering Research Center.

Ryan Hodges
Data Analyst Engineer, Valencell Inc.


From 2015-2016, Halil held the position of postdoctoral researcher in material design for the NEXT research group and TPACC (Textile Protection and Comfort Center).

Halil Akyildiz
Assistant Professor – Materials Science & Engineering, Uludağ University

Ph.D. Graduates


Jonathan received his Ph.D. in Fiber & Polymer Science in 2014.

Ph.D. Summary

Jonathan Halbur
Research Scientist, Agilent Technologies


Richard received his Ph.D. in Fiber & Polymer Science in 2014.

Ph.D. Summary

Richard Padbury
Senior Scientist, Lucideon


Nasim received her Ph.D. in Fiber & Polymer Science in 2015.

Ph.D. Summary

Nasim Farahbakhsh
Product Development Engineer, Suominen Corp.


Kelly received her Ph.D. in Fiber & Polymer Science in 2015.

Ph.D. Summary

Kelly Stano
R&D Materials Scientist, INVISTA


Halil received his Ph.D. in Fiber & Polymer Science and Materials Science & Engineering in 2015.

Ph.D. Summary

Halil Akyildiz
Assistant Professor – Materials Science & Engineering, Uludağ University


Amanda received her Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2017.

Amanda Mills


Hasan received his Ph.D. in Fiber & Polymer Science in 2017.

Hasan Shahariar

Raj received his Ph.D. in Fiber & Polymer Science in 2018.

Raj Bhakta

M.S. Graduates


Yujie received her M.S. in Textile Engineering in 2012.

Ph.D. Summary

Yujie Sun
Quality Assurance Engineering, Ventara Corporation


Alexa received her M.S. in Textile Engineering in 2017.

Ph.D. Summary

Alexa Kearns
Materials Developer, The North Face


Nate received his M.S. in Textile Engineering in 2017.

Undergraduate Researchers


Rachel Foote
Textile Engineer, ATACAMA, Inc

Brian Iezzi
Ph.D. Candidate, Univ. of Michigan – Materials Science & Engineering

Fernanda Diomede
M.S. Student, N.C. State – Textile Engineering

Victoria Rind
Material Innovation, adidas

Kayla Messier
Chemist, Naval Surface Warfare Center