Functional fibers, technical textiles, smart garments: Our clothing will tell us when we are sick, alert us to danger, cool us when we are hot, shield us from harm and so much more. Many of these technologies will need fibers with high surface areas, aligning dipoles or nano-level structuring of materials and electrospinning is a great solution for these.
I invented a process to make piezoelectric fibers by electrospinning. Piezo-fibers generate electricity when they move making them battery free motion detectors.
Contact Dr. James West
I work with flexible electronics and integrate them into textiles. We made a comfortable knee sleeve that measures the different motions of the knee.
Contact Dr. Stephen Farias
One of my company’s developed fabric treatments for flame retardancy and insect repellants for the Army and another company I co-founded made water repellent garments.