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Fiber Society News

February 2006

This edition of the Fiber Society News includes Spring Meeting Update
an update on the 2006 spring conference, a
recap of the 2005 fall conference in Newark, Joint Fiber Society and Korean Fiber Society
New Jersey, an article on the new Journal of 2006 Spring Technical Conference in
Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, and an Seoul, South Korea
introduction to the recently elected Fiber Society
officers and governing council members for The Fiber Society and the
2006. Korean Fiber Society will
conduct a joint conference
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suggestions for future newsletter editions. We Textiles: Functionality,
appreciate contributions of short news articles, Performance, and
announcements, or editorials of interest to our Industrial Aspects. The
members. conference will be held at
the Engineer House at
Seoul National University
Phil Gibson, President, The Fiber Society from May 30 to June 2,
phil.gibson@natick.army.mil 2006.

Drawing from an international consortium of fiber
and textile scientists and engineers, the
conference will cover such topics as fiber and
polymer materials; textile processing; dyeing and
Contents finishing; general subjects associated with the
area of fiber, apparel, and textiles; and other
related topics.
Spring Meeting Update 1
The deadline for abstract and poster sub-
2005 Fall Meeting Summary 2 missions to be considered for presentation is
February 28. Consult the conference website at
2005 Fiber Society Awards 3 www.fiber2006.org for online submission,
registration, and program information.
2006 Fiber Society Lecturers 5
The Korean Fiber Society (KFS) is one of the
Meet the 2006 Officers 6 oldest academic societies in Korea. Established
in 1963, its roots date back to 1945. Its
Journal of Engineered Fibers 7 membership consists largely of engineers,
and Fabrics scientists, and technologists, working in
academia, industry, and government. Each year,
Society Conferences 8 the society holds spring and fall technical
conferences. It also publishes the official society
Fiber Society Contacts 9 journal Fibers and Polymers.

2006 Graduate Student Research 10 www.fiber2006.org
Paper Competition

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Suresh Shenoy,
2005 Fall Annual Meeting and Case Western, talks
Technical Conference on “Fiber Formation
New Jersey Institute of Technology by Electrospinning.”
Newark, New Jersey

The Fiber Society 2005 Fall Annual Meeting and A panel discussion on The Future of Fiber
Technical Conference took place October 17–19, Science was featured. Panelists included
2005, at the New Jersey Institute of Technology industry, academic, and government scientists,
in Newark, New Jersey. reviewing opportunities for and challenges to
fiber research over the next 20 years.
Professor Alan Windle, Conference attendees
Cambridge University,
beginning his plenary lecture
were treated to the first
on “The Development and museum exhibition
Mechanical Properties of devoted to technical
Carbon Nanotube Fibres.” textiles, during an evening
excursion following the
first day of the
The theme of the conference was Fiber
conference. The
Science―The Next Generation. The fiber
Smithsonian’s Cooper-
industry has undergone massive change in the
Hewitt National Design
last decade, with many familiar company names
Museum in New York City
disappearing as new, global fiber businesses
opened its exhibit on
have arisen. Perceptions of the fiber industry
Extreme Textiles:
have changed rapidly, from high growth to
Designing for High
mature and resource intensive; long-range fiber
Performance for a special
research organizations have given way to
showing to conference
business-linked development laboratories,
attendees. Many Fiber
poised to quickly and efficiently meet short-term
Society members
market demands.
contributed items for
inclusion in the exhibit or
Current fiber research, mostly centered in
were consulted in the
universities and small companies, is focused on
course of the exhibit’s
perceived emerging markets for biomedical,
development.
high-performance, smart, and nanoscaled
applications and products. Against this backdrop
of rapid change, the Fiber Society’s fall 2005
conference explored the future of fiber science,
with emphasis on:
The Fiber Society extends its thanks to the
• Biomedical applications
organizers of the fall conference.
• High-performance fibers
Professor Michael Jaffe, New
• Nanofibers and nanotubes
Jersey Center for Biomaterials;
• New process insights, models, and simulations
Professor George Collins and
• Progress in traditional fiber science
Vera Collins of NJIT; and NJIT
student volunteers worked long
Mingling Ma, MIT, and hard to produce a successful
lectures on conference. The society also
“Superhydrophobic thanks the sponsors of the fall conference: Teijin
Textiles by Fibers; Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson); and the
Electrospinning.”
New Jersey Institute of Technology.

The conference’s Book of Abstracts is available
in pdf format on the Fiber Society website:
www.thefibersociety.org.

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2005 Fiber Society Awards fibrous materials by a professionally active
scientist, regardless of age. Each award is
presented in honor of a founding member or
Distinguished Achievement in Fiber honorary member of the Fiber Society.
Science Award
The Distinguished Achievement in Fiber Science You-Lo Hsieh accepted her
Award is given to individuals under the age of 40 Founder’s Award in the name
who have made significant contributions to the of Giuliana Tesoro. Dr. Hsieh
field. The award recognizes early achievement has enjoyed distinguished
and continuing commitment to the field of fiber achievements in the areas of
science. cellulose chemistry and fiber
structures, liquid interactions
Xungai Wang of Deakin with fibrous structures, and
University received the 2005 fiber surface modification for
Award for Distinguished functional properties. During her tenure at the
Achievement in Fiber Science. University of California, Professor Hsieh has not
Professor Wang holds a only chaired but has also initiated and led
bachelor’s degree in mechanical research efforts in several degree and research
engineering from Xi’an Univer- programs, including fiber and polymer science,
sity of Engineering Science and agricultural and environmental chemistry, and
Technology, as well as a Ph.D. in fibre science forensic science. Her findings have advanced the
and technology and a graduate diploma in higher fundamental understanding of fiber chemistry
education from the University of New South and structure, with most significant contributions
Wales. Before joining Deakin, he was a senior made in the areas of cellulose chemistry, novel
lecturer in the School of Materials Science and fibers (nanoporous, surface-bound polymer
Engineering at the University of New South structures), functional polymer synthesis (bio-
Wales. In 1998, Dr. Wang joined Deakin Uni- based, amphiphilic, protein binding, stimuli-
versity’s School of Engineering and Technology responsive), and surface/interfacial and transport
as an associate professor. With his research properties of fibrous materials.
interests resting primarily in fibre science and
textile technology, Dr. Wang has worked to
establish a research and training program in Founder Giuliana Tesoro
fibres and textiles at Deakin. The fibre group has (1921–2002) was known as
grown 10-fold and is now part of the university’s one of the world’s most prolific
research mission, doing work in the area of inventors and innovators in
advanced materials manufacturing and perform- textile and fiber science. With a
ance. In 2003, Dr. Wang earned a personal chair Ph.D. in organic chemistry from
professorship in fibre science and technology. Yale University, she worked in
He is the author of over 100 research publica- many areas of chemistry for industrial com-
tions in various journals and conference panies. She also held a position as a research
proceedings. Presently, he serves as the professor at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn,
associate head of school (research) at Deakin. New York. Dr. Tesoro developed processes to
Professor Wang is a fellow of the Textile Institute prevent static accumulation in synthetic fibers,
and of the Institute of Nanotechnology. designed flame-resistant fibers, pioneered
improved permanent press properties for textiles,
Dr. Wang is deputy director of the newly created and discovered ways to make new manufac-
Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation at turing projects run at peak operation and
Deakin. He is a member of the editorial board for efficiency. She served on the editorial board for
the Journal of the Textile Institute and a member the Textile Research Journal and on the Com-
of the editorial advisory boards for the Textile mittee on Fire Safety of Polymeric Materials,
Research Journal and Fiber and Polymers. National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Tesoro held
more than 125 patents in areas related to
The Founder's Award organic compounds and textile processing.
(Biographical information from the Society of
The Founder’s Award recognizes an outstanding Women Engineers.)
contribution to the science and technology of

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James Economy accepted his molecules containing thousands of atoms, as
Founder’s Award in the names Staudinger held. Mark also showed that most
of Herman Mark and Ludwig polymer molecules are made of flexible chains,
Rebenfeld. Over the past 40 while Staudinger had thought them to be rigid
years, Professor Economy has rods. The Mark-Houwink-Sakurada relationship,
established a remarkable record describing the relationship between a polymer’s
with his unique ability to develop solution viscosity and its molecular weight, was
a number of new fibers, each another of Mark’s early discoveries.
designed with properties tailored to specific
needs. He has published on and patented more Escaping into Switzerland after Austria was
than 20 new fiber compositions, of which at least annexed by the Nazis in 1938, Mark made his
five are available commercially. His work has way first to Canada and then to the United
impacted developments in the areas of fibers for States, where he joined the faculty of Brooklyn
high-performance composites, flame-resistant Polytechnic. There he established a strong
fibers, and fibers for air and water purification. polymer program, which included not only
His research has also led to the design of new research but also the first undergraduate
refractory fibers and superconducting fibers. In polymer education in the United States. To this
nonfiber-related work, Dr. Economy has day, most American polymer chemists can trace
pioneered the field of liquid crystalline polyesters; their academic lineage back to Mark and
very recently developed an ultralow-k dielectric Brooklyn Polytechnic. (Biographical information
film that meets the industry roadmap; designed from Chemical Heritage Foundation.)
greatly improved wear-resistant materials; and
produced high-performance polymeric, ceramic,
and metal matrix composites, which extend Founder Ludwig
greatly the utility of current materials. Rebenfeld (1928–2004)
was a world-renowned
Professor Economy received his bachelor of leader and expert in fiber
science degree from Wayne State University and structure and properties,
his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. From who served for many years
1960–75, while at Carborundum Company, he as the editor of the Textile
was manager of materials science and chemistry Research Journal, the
as well as manager of the research branch in the leading scientific journal for
company’s research and development division. fiber and fabric research. Dr. Rebenfeld earned a
During that period, he was responsible for the B.S. in chemistry from the University of Lowell in
development of a number of advanced polymers 1951 and a Ph.D., also in chemistry, from
and ceramics, eight of which are commercially Princeton University in 1955.
available today. From 1975–89, Dr. Economy
managed the polymer science and technology During his time as a graduate student at
department in IBM’s research division, where his Princeton University, Dr. Rebenfeld began his
group achieved worldwide prominence, more than 50-year career at TRI, first as a
scientifically and technologically. He joined the research fellow (1951–1954), and later moving
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in up to senior scientist (1955–1959), associate
1989 as professor and head of the Department research director (1960–1965), vice president of
of Materials Science and Engineering. education and research (1966–1970), and then
president and director (1971–1993). Dr.
Rebenfeld also held academic positions as
Founder Herman F. Mark assistant instructor in the Department of
(1895–1992) is often called the Chemistry at the University of Lowell (1949–
Grandfather of Polymer 1951) and as a visiting lecturer with the rank of
Science. Along with Hermann professor in the Department of Chemical
Staudinger and Wallace Engineering at Princeton University (1964–
Carothers, Herman Mark can 2002). It was through that position that Dr.
be credited as a cofounder of Rebenfeld served as an academic advisor to
polymer science. In the 1920s, dozens of doctoral candidates, who continue
his X-ray crystallographic to be research leaders in many chemical
studies of cellulose showed it to be made of giant engineering fields.

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Previous Founder's Award Winners Chemistry and Biochemistry. He earned a B.S. in
textile chemistry from Auburn University (1986)
· John Hearle in the name of S. Backer (2003) and a Ph.D. in polymer science from
· Menachem Lewin in the name of E. Kaswell Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1991).
(2003) After graduating from MIT, Dr. Beckham
· Richard Gregory in the name of L. Rebenfeld accepted a two-year postdoctoral internship at
(2004) the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in
Mainz, Germany. In 2003, he spent a sabbatical
year at the Naval Research Laboratory in
Fiber Society Lecturers for 2006 Washington, D.C. Current research interests
include threaded macromolecules and the
The Fiber Society sponsors lectureships at application of magnetic resonance methods to
selected colleges and universities in the United polymers and fibrous substrates.
States, designed to acquaint students and
members of faculty with the scientific challenges Dr. H. Young Chung
and opportunities in the areas of fiber science, Donaldson Company, Inc.
engineering, and technology. Interested 7608 W. 101 Street
organizations should contact the lecturers Bloomington, MN 55438 USA
directly to arrange a visit. Phone: (612) 887-3456
Email: hychung@mail.donaldson.com
Professor Haskell Beckham
Lecture Topics
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Polymer, Textile and · Electrospun Nanofibers and Their Application in
Fiber Engineering Filtration
Atlanta, GA 30332-0295 USA
Phone: (404) 894-4198

Email: haskell.beckham@ptfe.gatech.edu
Internet: www.ptfe.gatech.edu/beckham

Lecture Topics · Synthetic Nanofibrillar Surface for Cell Growth
· Magnetic Resonance Applications in Textile
and Fiber Science

H. Young Chung received his B.S. in textile
engineering (1967), followed by a M.S. in textile
chemistry (1972), from Seoul National University.
· Wicking of Fluids in Fibrous Substrates He earned his Ph.D. in macromolecular science
from Case Western Reserve University (1979).
Before joining Donaldson Company, Dr. Chung
was involved in the development of fluorocarbon
polymers while employed at 3M. Presently, Dr.
Chung works as a research fellow at Donaldson.
For more than 20 years, he has been involved in
the research and development of electro-
spinning. His research focuses on polymers used
in electrospinning, the principles behind and
Haskell Beckham is an associate professor in application of nanofiber formation, the formation
the School of Polymer, Textile and Fiber of expanded PTFE membrane and other
Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, membrane processes, and nonwovens. He holds
with an adjunct appointment in the School of several patents in these areas.

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Fiber Society Officers for 2006 Charles A. Cannon
Professor Subhash
Dr. Phil Gibson, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Batra’s career spans
Center, vacates his post as vice president and many years of active
assumes the role of president. Dr. You-Lo Hsieh, participation in teaching
University of California at Davis, begins her and research,
service as vice president. Dr. Subhash Batra, complemented by service
College of Textiles, North Carolina State in many professional
University, retains his position as secretary. Dr. associations and
Bhuvenesh Goswami of Clemson University’s activities, and by the
School of Materials Science and Engineering receipt of numerous recognitions and awards.
continues as the Society’s treasurer. Presently, Dr. Batra is professor of textiles at
North Carolina State University, where he
concentrates on nonwovens technology and the
Dr. Phil Gibson stepped mechanics of yarns and fabrics, and where he is
into the president’s position director emeritus of the Nonwovens Cooperative
at the conclusion of Dr. Kay Research Center, which he established with the
Obendorf’s term at the end support of colleagues and from a collaborative
of 2005. Before joining the venture with the State of North Carolina and
U.S. Army Natick Soldier industry leaders, initiated by a National Science
Center as a materials Foundation grant.
research engineer, Dr.
Gibson served in the U.S.
Air Force as a senior rocket Dr. Bhuvenesh Goswami
propulsion engineer at the joined Clemson University
Air Force Astronautics Laboratory, where he in 1984, where he teaches
conducted research on solid rocket propellants. and concentrates his
Dr. Gibson’s work for the army has included research efforts on the
research on computational and experimental dynamics of processing
heat and mass transfer through porous and the mechanics of
materials, on ballistic protection, on the fibers, yarn, and fabrics,
development of novel chemical protective including woven,
uniform materials, and on blast protection. He nonwoven, and 3-D woven
has written or contributed to over 200 structures for composite
publications or presentations and three patents. applications. Prior to Clemson, Dr. Goswami
worked as a visiting lecturer at that university,
before moving on to the Textile Research
After earning her Ph.D. in Institute. He followed a one-year research
polymer chemistry from the fellowship at UMIST-Manchester with a stint at
University of Maryland, Dr. the University of Tennessee. Representative
You-Lo Hsieh joined the current research projects include work in the
University of California translation of fiber properties into staple yarn
faculty. She is a professor of characteristics, fatigue failure in fibers, the
fiber and polymer science at mechanical properties of coated fabrics, and the
UC Davis and a professor of mechanics of nonwoven structures.
wood science and
technology at UC Berkeley.
Dr. Hsieh’s research efforts Special Thanks
include work on ultrafine and porous fibers,
wetting and absorbent properties, surface- Professor Kay Obendorf, Cornell University, for
reactive fibers for supporting biologically her outstanding leadership and dedication as
significant molecules and smart polymers, president of the Fiber Society in 2005.
synthesis of biobased polymers, and cellulose
chemistry. She is also a 2005 Fiber Society Dr. Kyung-Ju Choi of AAF International and Dr.
Founder’s Award winner. Michael Ellison of Clemson University, for their
service as 2005 lecturers.

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Journal of Engineered Fibers Co-Editors
and Fabrics (JEFF) Fiber Society

The Fiber Society, the Nonwovens Division of Mike Jaffe
TAPPI (Technical Association of the Paper and New Jersey Institute of Technology
Pulp Industry), and INDA (Association of the Director, Medical Device Concepts Center
Nonwoven Fabrics Industry) announce a Phone: (973) 596-6497
cooperative venture to publish a highly Email: jaffe@adm.njit.edu
recognized, scientific, and peer-reviewed journal
that fosters the worldwide growth and application TAPPI
of fibers, fibrous materials, and their com- Norm Lifshutz
ponents. The inaugural online issue of the Hollingsworth & Vose
Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics Senior Research Fellow
(JEFF) is planned for early 2006, with free article Phone: (978) 448-7144
access in the initial years of publication. The goal Email: nlifshut@hovo.com
of the editors, the steering committee, and the
advisory board is to produce a journal composed
of rigorously peer-reviewed articles that will Area Editors
become a primary reference journal for industry
and academia and that will add true value to the Biomedical Fibers–Tissue Engineering and
ongoing body of work and scientific research in Medical Devices
fiber and fiber science and in engineering.
Gary L. Bowlin
Bill Haile, former Fiber Society president, serves Virginia Commonwealth University
as the journal’s managing editor. He is supported Department of Biomedical Engineering
by co-editors Michael Jaffe (Fiber Society) and Director, Tissue Engineering Laboratory
Norman Lifshutz (TAPPI). Technical area editors Phone: (804) 828-2592
are responsible for soliciting manuscripts and Email: glbowlin@vcu.edu
sending papers to expert peer reviewers. A
steering committee, comprised of representa- Nanotechnology, Ultrafine Fibers, and
tives from each partnering organization, governs Smart Fibers/Fabrics
the journal. An editorial advisory board also Frank Ko
assists in manuscript solicitation and the review Drexel University
process. Materials Engineering
Director, Fibrous Materials Research Center
Substantial financial support in the first year of Phone: (215) 895-1640
publication has been provided by North Carolina Email: fko@coe.drexel.edu
State University’s Nonwovens Cooperative
Research Center. Seeram Ramakrishna
National University of Singapore
Anyone interested in submitting a manuscript Dean of Engineering, Co-Director of
should contact the appropriate area editor. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative
Names and contact information are listed below. Phone: +65 6516 2142
Be sure to bookmark the JEFF website at Email: seeram@nus.edu.sg
www.JEFFJournal.org and visit it often to view
articles as they are published. Protective Fibers and Fabrics (Commercial,
Medical and Responder Protection,
Performance Fibers, Barrier, and Sorptive
Managing Editor Fabrics)
Serge Bourbigot
Bill Haile
ENSITM
INDA
Professor, Laboratoire des Procedes
Phone: (423) 239-9885
d’Elaboration de Revetements Fonctionnels
Email: hailefamily@chartertn.net
Phone: +33 (0)3 20 43 48 88
Email: serge.bourbigot@ensc-lille.fr

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Novel Fiber Production, Characterization, and Steering Committee
Applications
Fiber Society
Peter Schwartz
Auburn University Heidi Schreuder-Gibson
Head, Textile Engineering U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center
Phone: (334) 844-5452 Phone: (508) 233-5487
Email: schwap1@auburn.edu Email: heidi.schreudergibson@us.army.mil

Computational Modeling–Structure and INDA
Properties for Fibers and Fabrics
Cos Camelio
Greg Rutledge INDA Technical Director
Co-Director, Institute of Soldier Nanotechnology Phone: (919) 233-1210, ext. 114
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Email: ccamelio@inda.org
Phone: (617) 253-0171
Email: rutledge@mit.edu TAPPI
Norm Lifshutz
Fiber-Chemistry-Engineering–Science,
Hollingsworth & Vose
Technology, and Product Interfaces
Phone: (978) 448-7144
Andy Griffin Email: nlifshut@hovo.com
Georgia Institute of Technology
Chair, Polymer, Textile and Fiber Engineering
Phone: (404) 894-2490
Email: anselm.griffin@ptfe.gatech.edu
Society Conferences

Functional Performance, Surface Fiber Society conferences are twice-yearly
Modifications, and Polymers events, run on a volunteer basis by organizations
and individuals. Sponsorships by individuals,
Steve Michielsen companies, and professional organizations
North Carolina State University interested in arranging special-interest topic
Associate Professor, Department of Textile and sessions, in acquiring meeting chairs and
Apparel, Technology and Management speakers, or wishing to create a joint venture
Phone: (919) 515-1414 with the society are welcomed. Anyone with
Email: stephen_michielsen@ncsu.edu ideas or a willingness to help with future
meetings should contact the society’s secretary.
Nonwoven Process Technologies,
Engineered Fabrics, and Composite Fabrics
Future Meetings
Roy Broughton
Auburn University Spring 2006, May 30–June 2
Professor, Textile Engineering Joint Conference with the Korean Fiber Society
Phone: (334) 844-5460 Seoul, South Korea
Email: royalb@eng.auburn.edu Extreme Textiles: Functionality, Performance,
and Industrial Aspects
Process Modeling, Automation, and Control www.fiber2006.org
Memis Acar Fall 2006 (October 10–12)
Loughborough University University of Tennessee
Senior Lecturer, Mechanical and Manufacturing Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Engineering
Phone: +44 1 509 227 533 Spring 2007 (May/June)
Email: m.acar@lboro.ac.uk Dong Hua University
Shanghai, PRC

Fall 2007 (October)
University of California at Davis (tentative)

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Spring 2008 (May/June) Feel free to contact any of our officers or
ENSAIT/ENSITM governing council members with suggestions or
concerns.
Information and Calls for Papers are available on
our website, as plans for each meeting are Officers
finalized.
• President, Phil Gibson
U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center
Past Meetings phil.gibson@natick.army.mil

Note: Many of the recent meetings include online • Vice-President, You-Lo Hsieh
abstracts and programs archived on the Fiber University of California at Davis
Society website: www.thefibersociety.org. ylhsieh@ucdavis.edu

Fall 2005, October 17–19 • Treasurer, Bhuvenesh Goswami
Fiber Science―The Next Generation Clemson University
New Jersey Institute of Technology gbhuven@clemson.edu
Newark, New Jersey, USA
• Past-president (2005), Kay Obendorf
Spring 2005, May 25–27 Cornell University
Technical Textiles, from Fiber to Composites sko3@cornell.edu
ETH/Empa
St. Gallen, Switzerland • Past-president (2004), William (Bill) Haile
Eastman Chemical (retired)
Fall 2004, October 11–13 hailefamily@chartertn.net
A Symposium on Advanced Materials and
Processes • Past-president (2003), Marc Renner
Cornell University ENSITM
Ithaca, New York, USA m.renner@uha.fr

Spring 2004, May 18–20
International Symposium on Fibers, Fibrous Governing Council
Structures, and Filtration
Clayton, Missouri, USA • Dr. Mike Ellison
Clemson University
ellisom@clemson.edu
Fiber Society Contacts • Dr. Thomas Godfrey
For most correspondence, contact the society’s U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center
secretary: thomas.godfrey@natick.army.mil

Professor Subhash K. Batra • Dr. H. Young Chung
The Fiber Society Donaldson Company, Inc.
North Carolina State University hychung@mail.donaldson.com
College of Textiles
Box 8301 • Dr. Gajanan Bhat
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27695-8301 University of Tennessee
gbhat@utk.edu
Phone: (919) 515-6555
Fax: (919) 515-3057 • Dr. David Salem
subhash_batra@ncsu.edu Charge Injection Technologies, Inc.
dsalem@chargedinjection.com
For membership status, dues, and other
administrative questions, please contact • Dr. Dominique C. Adolphe
Pam Gabriel at pam_gabriel@ncsu.edu; University of Mulhouse
phone (919) 513-0143. dominique.adolphe@uha.fr

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THE FIBER SOCIETY GRADUATE 4. Preliminary judging of submitted papers will be
by the Fiber Society’s Student Award Committee.
STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER The judging criteria will include:
COMPETITION • scientific rigor (experimental design and
execution) of the research
in conjunction with the • clarity and accuracy of data interpretation
Fiber Society 2006 Fall Conference • adherence to standard written style
Hosted by the University of Tennessee
5. Each of the three finalists selected by the
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
committee will present an oral report of his/her
October 10–12, 2006 work at the Fall 2006 conference in Knoxville,
Tennessee. The three finalists will receive free
registration and up to US$700 for students
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS traveling from Asia and Europe or US$300 for
students traveling from North America for
expenses against receipts. Any additional
Purpose of the Competition expenses incurred will be the responsibility of the
To recognize outstanding achievement in science students or their advisors/university departments.
and technology of fibers and their use, at the The oral competition will be judged by a set of
graduate student level. three judges selected from those attending the
conference. Criteria for oral judging will include:

Competition Rules • proficient, clear presentation
• handling questions from the audience
1. The award is open to current graduate/ • quality and relevance of visual aids
research (Ph.D., M.Phil., M.Sc., M.S.) students
as well as those who have graduated any time 6. The best paper will be awarded a monetary
since May 2005. prize presented at the conference banquet.
2. The work and the writing must be that of the 7. All papers submitted to the competition are
student. However, the research paper must be eligible for presentation in poster form at the
submitted by the student’s advisor, who must symposium, irrespective of placement in the
be a Fiber Society member at the time of the competition.
submission.

3. Submission requirements Deadlines
• English is the language of the competition • Prior to May 1, 2006, paper submitted to
• 8.5" x 11" or A4; 1" margin all around; the Student Award Committee Chair via
1.5 or greater line spacing; 12-point font postal service, courier, or email
• submission should be made in pdf form • June 30, 2006, notification to the three
• total number of pages with figures and finalists and their advisors/supervisors by
tables should not exceed thirty (30) the committee
• the last page must provide complete
information concerning the candidate,
including affiliation, address, email, etc.
• attached cover letter, signed by the Professor Dominique C. Adolphe, Chair
research advisor/supervisor certifying that Fiber Society Student Award Committee
the research and writing is that of the ENSITM
student and containing the advisor’s 11, rue Alfred Werner
contact information for award notification F 68093
• if confirmation of submission receipt is MULHOUSE CEDEX
desired, an email request should be sent FRANCE
to the chair, who will confirm receipt by
Email: dominique.adolphe@uha.fr
email reply

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