Maude Cuchiara joins RTNN as Project Manager

The RTNN welcomes Maude Cuchiara as a member of its staff!

Maude will manage the RTNN and serve in a variety of roles to ensure RTNN’s success. She will facilitate all client interactions with RTNN as well as communicate RTNN news, information, and events to relevant stakeholders. In addition, she will coordinate the educational arm of RTNN by planning and implementing workshops, conferences, and outreach activities.

Maude joins RTNN from Duke University where she was a research scientist and lab manager for the West Laboratory for Biofunctional Materials. She also brings policy experience as a Research Scholar at the Baker Institute of Public Policy. She earned her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Rice University (2011) and bachelor’s degrees from NC State in Biomedical Engineering and Spanish (2006).

Phillip Strader Joins RTNN as Textile Technology Project Scientist

The RTNN welcomes Phillip Strader as a member of its staff!

Phillip will serve as a Project Scientist for RTNN, operating mainly from the NC State campus cohort of the network. His primary work will consist of coordinating access to research, education, and outreach services for industry and academia related to textile nanoscience through the capabilities made possible by RTNN. Additionally, he will be an independent user of various analytical techniques available through the Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) at NC State.

Prior to joining RTNN, Phillip studied at the NC State University College of Textiles – earning a B.S. in Textile Technology (2013) and eventually an M.S. in Textiles (2015), while serving as a Research Assistant at the Nonwovens Institute and working on an industrial research project for Eastman Chemical.

(Images courtesy of Gregory ParsonsJesse Jur, and Philip Bradford at NC State.)