Nanofibers, Applications and Related Technologies conference concludes

The 2016 Nanofibers, Applications and Related Technologies (NART) conference concluded last week in Raleigh, NC. The conference included many exciting speakers and topics in the realm of textile nanoscience sponsored and organized by the Nonwovens Institute (NWI) and the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA).

The National Nanotechnology Initiative was well represented during the conference. Mike Meador (Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office) gave a keynote presentation on the opening day on the current and future state of nanotechnology.  The Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN) organized and hosted a session titled Analytical and Characterization of Nano Materials – featuring topics on analytical methods applied to textile materials by staff from RTNN facilities (Analytical Instrumentation Facility, NCSU), as well as faculty from N.C. State University and the Technical University of Liberec.

For more information on NART, please visit the conference website:

Upcoming seminar: “Materials Science in Caribbean Art and Archaeology”

We are excited to announce an upcoming seminar by Professor Antonio Martínez-Collazo. Professor Martínez will discuss his work using materials characterization techniques to study works of art and archaeological artifacts. Following the talk, the Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) at NC State will host tours for interested attendees to learn more about available characterization techniques and instrumentation.

More information can be found on the event website.