Magali Brown – Biography

Magali Brown – Biography

Magali Brown
Graduate from University of Fukui (Ph.D. in Amenity Fiber)
R&D/QC manager, NICCA USA

Went to University in Lyon, France where I got my master degree in chemistry with a specialization in chemistry applied to textile. Started my Ph.D. in Amenity fiber after a year as assistant professor at the University of Fukui, Japan. Received my Ph.D. in 2010. Joined Nicca Chemical in Fukui, Japan right after graduation. Was transferred in April 2011 to NICCA USA where I was in charge of the development of new products for the textile. I have since then become in charge of customer technical support and the development of new products.

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Dr. Philip J. Brown – Biography

Overview

Phil Brown, an assistant professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson University, joined the faculty in January 2002. He earned a BSc in 1987 and received a Ph.D. from The School of Textile Industries in Leeds in 1991.

After a few years of research work, including 1.5 years at Herriot Watt University as a teaching/research fellow, he went back to Leeds as a lecturer in the School of Textile Industries at Leeds University.

Phil’s current research interests include, but are not limited to, fiber spinning and the production of deep groove capillary surface channeled fibers, fabrication of polymeric photonic crystal fibers, the production and properties of hollow fiber membranes including examination of phase inversion conditions, the dry jet wet and wet spinning of fibers, electrospinning of fibers and nanofibers. Additional interests are in the broader areas of dyeing and finishing, including self cleaning fabrics and fibers, the crosslinking of synthetic fibers and the application of UV laser radiation to textile substrates.

Education

Ph.D., University of Leeds, England, UK (1991)
B.S., University Leeds, England, UK (1987)

Research Areas

Polymer Membranes
Textile Chemistry
Photonic Fibers
Spinning, Electrospinning of Fibers
Melt Spinning of Multi-Component Materials
Dyeing & Finishing

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Ahmed El-Shafei – Biography

Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei – Biography

Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei is a Professor in the Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science Department in the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University (NCSU). He earned a Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science and a Ph.D. in Chemistry both in 2002 from NCSU.

He joined NC State as a faculty member in 2008. His research interests span dye chemistry for medical and renewable energy applications, the chemistry and flame retardant mechanisms of novel halogen-free flame retardants, non-formaldehyde monomers for wrinkle-free cotton, fluorine-free fluid repellent chemistry for woven and nonwovens, sustainable dyeing and surface chemistry modification of fibers using atmospheric plasma and UV treatments. He is an author of more than 200 peer-review papers, patents, book and book chapters, national and international presentations.

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Tushar K. Ghosh – Biography

Tushar K. Ghosh, Ph. D. – Biography

Tushar K. Ghosh, Ph. D., is a Professor in the Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science Department at the College of Textiles, North Carolina State University. He has been deeply engaged in teaching and research in the area of fiber and polymer science in an academic environment for almost 30 years. His research interests over the years have spanned such areas as mechanics of fibrous structures, instrumentation, characterization and applications of fiber materials in technical applications, polymer nanocomposites, electroactive polymers, and biomimetic systems, among others. A continuing underlying focus of Dr. Ghosh’s research has been to improve the current understanding of functional applications of polymers and fibers. In recent years, his primary research focus has been to employ, adapt, and develop dielectric elastomers, a class of electroactive polymers, for novel applications including bio-inspired devices. Dr. Ghosh has received funding from NSF, ARO, DARPA, DOE, NTC, and many industrial sponsors. He has authored several book chapters and monographs, over 100 journal articles and over 150 conference presentations. Dr. Ghosh has been teaching courses on design and characterization of textile assemblies at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year and selected for the Circle of Excellence by the National Textile Center. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Fiber Society’s Founder’s Award for outstanding contributions to the science and technology of fibrous materials.

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Dr. David Hinks – Biography

Dr. David Hinks – Biography

Dr. David Hinks is the Dean of the College of Textiles and Cone Mills Professor of Textile Chemistry at North Carolina State University. He joined NC State after completing his Ph.D and B.Sc. in Colour Chemistry at the University of Leeds in the U.K in 1993. After two years at Milliken & Company (1996-1998) as a research and development chemist, he returned to NC State as a faculty member in 1998. His research interests include color science and color management for the textile supply chain, green textile chemistry and forensic textiles.

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Troy Massey – Biography

Troy Massey – Biography

Troy is a graduate of the University of North Carolina – Charlotte with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Troy has been with Pulcra Chemicals for 26 years. Throughout his career with Pulcra Chemicals he has held positions in production, analytical, and R&D. His current role is Skintex Business Manager. In this position, he is responsible for the “Active Textiles” product line which includes Skintex, Cyclofresh and Belfasun.

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Jimmy Rowe – Biography

Jimmy Rowe is the Manager of Strategic Analysis in the Corporate Strategy and Program Metrics Department at Cotton Incorporated. In his role, Jimmy analyzes Cotton Incorporated’s global consumer and retail research, which examines the attitudes and behaviors of consumers regarding apparel, home, and hygiene products. He is also responsible for disseminating Cotton Incorporated’s market intelligence to major mills, manufacturers, brands, and retailers worldwide through presentations, conferences, reports, videos, social media, etc. Jimmy joined Cotton Incorporated in 2007 as Textile Chemist. In his previous position, Jimmy was instrumental in the development and implementation of cotton technologies that are being utilized throughout the apparel industry. Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Masters in Business Administration from East Carolina University.

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Hardy Sullivan – Biography

Hardy Sullivan – Biography

Hardy Sullivan
VP Market Development, Crypton Inc

For the past eleven years Hardy has worked in product and business development at Crypton with the team of chemists and engineers that develop innovative surface technologies for upholstery, wall and mattress fabrics, leather and vinyl. Prior to Crypton, Hardy worked at Collins and Aikman developing upholstery for the automotive industry. He has a BS in Textile Management from NC State University and a MS in Textile Technology from the Institute of Textile Technology. He is on the NSF/ANSI 336 joint committee that developed the industry’s sustainability standard for commercial furnishing fabrics, is a board member of the Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association and serves on technical committees for the National Council of Textile Organizations.

hardy@crypton.com
o: (704) 259-5039
m: (248) 881-5388
513 Crypton Dr
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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