The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), The Fiber Society and the National Textile Center will offer an international symposium on New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science, Oct. 11–13, 2011, in Charleston, S.C., U.S.A. The symposium is a response to, and reflection of, recent advances in nanoscience and technology. Driven by a growing demand from the biomedical, energy, transportation, and communications sectors for materials necessary for new and diverse applications, fiber materials science and engineering is being challenged to find solutions.
The symposium is structured around a series of sixteen mini-symposia—from optical fibers to biomimetics to fiber science theory and computer simulations. Participants will engage in a conversation that poses questions and explores the answers, with an eye toward both pragmatic and novel applications.
The Fiber Society is offering two pre-conference short courses:
- Advanced Fiber Process Development; Chris Cox, Clemson University’s Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Film
- Composites; Michael Meador, NASA
Course information and registration are available here. Under Conference, you will find links for course syllabuses and registration forms. While the short courses are in conjunction with the symposium, they are separate with regard to participation and registration. For inquiries regarding these short courses, contact Pam Gabriel, The Fiber Society, firstname.lastname@example.org.