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Seminar on the Intersection of Chemistry and Textiles  

Brian George demonstration interaction with textiles and chemistryThe Rose Mercadante Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar Series is pleased to present Dr. Brian George of the School of Design and Engineering at Thomas Jefferson University, who will present a seminar entitled "The Intersection of Chemistry and Textiles."

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. in the Helen Lerner Amphitheater, Science and Technology Center, Seton Hall University. Refreshments are available at 5:30 p.m.

Chemistry plays a vital role in the production of textile materials, from the creation of new polymers and fibers to adding functional finishes to the material. During this presentation the various aspects of chemistry within the production of textile materials will be discussed. Furthermore, some different chemists and their involvement with textiles will be presented.

Brian George has a BS in Textile Science and a Ph.D. in Fiber & Polymer Science, both from North Carolina State University. He started at Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science, later Philadelphia University, now Thomas Jefferson University, since 1999. He is currently an associate professor and the graduate Textile Engineering program director in the School of Design & Engineering, as well as director of the Nonwovens and Composites laboratories. Most of his research has focused on the use of non-traditional materials in textile applications, sustainability, and recycling of textile materials. He is active with the Philadelphia Section of ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and is co-
chair of the Fibers Committee of the Nonwovens Division of TAPPI (the Technical Association of the Paper and Pulp Industry).

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with specializations in all areas of chemistry. Our unique research environment, including traditional full-time students and part-time students is designed to foster collaborations with industry and colleagues in other disciplines. The Rose Mercadante Seminar Series is named for Rose Mercadante, the departmental secretary for over 40 years, in honor of our alumni, her "boys and girls."

Categories: Science and Technology

For more information, please contact:

  • Maureen Grutt
  • (973) 761-9414
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