Welcome to Textile Summit 2017

March 21-22, 2017
NC State University College of Textiles
Raleigh, NC, USA

Textiles today are innovative, life-saving, creative, global and thriving. With the wide range of innovative textiles being developed and introduced every day, there is an increased recognition of the importance of textiles as building block materials for new product development, and advanced technologies are redefining new application segments such as life science, information technology, environment and nanotechnology.  Sustainability is also a top concern for manufacturers and fashion brands, and innovation in the entire development and production chain can help reduce environmental impacts and promote sustainable manufacturing.

Textile Summit 2017 aims to bring together the faculty, staff and students at NC State University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Shinshu University, the University of Leeds, and the University of Manchester to share the latest textile research advances.  These five universities have the world’s best textile programs and Textile Summit 2017 provides the opportunities for the participants to discuss the state of the textile industry, new findings in textile fundamentals, innovations in textile and related products, as well as shed light on what is being done to revolutionize the entire textile development and production chain.

Textile Summit 2017 will be held on March 21-22, 2017 in the College of Textiles at NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.  Participants of Textile Summit 2017 will also attend the Research Day, hosted by the College of Textiles and the Textile Association of Graduate Students at NC State University, on March 20, 2017.  The mission of the Research Day is to share textiles related research with the industry and students, to initiate a dialogue, learn, showcase and establish networks and collaborations with all personnel involved in textiles.

Committees:

Chair: Dr. David Hinks, Dean of the College of Textiles, NC State University

Organizing Committee Chair: Dr. Xiangwu Zhang, Associate Dean for Research, NC State College of Textiles

Organizing Committee:
Ms. Melissa Sharp, NC State College of Textiles
Dr. Roger Barker, Director, Textile Protection and Comfort Center, NC State College of Textiles
Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension, NC State College of Textiles; Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute
Dr. Jon Rust, Interim Director, Zeis Textiles Extension, NC State College of Textiles
Ms. Avoni Gharde, President, Textiles Association of Graduate Students, NC State College of Textiles
Mr. Ashish Kapoor, Vice President, Textiles Association of Graduate Students, NC State College of Textiles
Ms. Radhika Vaid, Vice President, Textiles Association of Graduate Students, NC State College of Textiles

International Program Committee:
Dr. David Hinks, North Carolina State University
Dr. Xiangwu Zhang, North Carolina State University
Dr. Kanji Kajiwara, Shinshu University
Dr. Chris Carr, University of Leeds
Dr. Vien Cheung, University of Leeds
Dr. Hugh Gong, University of Manchester
Dr. Hu Hong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University