Thad Ribner loves problem solving. Now a research and development senior engineer, learn how a young adult adventure novel helped to shape his future career and peak his interest in the engineering and fabric fields. From early projects designing lift systems for helping patients with muscular dystrophy to working with unmanned underwater vehicles—Thad looks at each new assignment as a puzzle to solve. Interviewed by Mary Koutras, also a Research and Development engineer, Thad shares how his schooling, mentors and work experience have shaped his career. Tune in today to this edition of Talking Textiles brought to you by IFAI’s Advanced Textiles Products Division.