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Nanotechnology and Smart Textiles 2008

Conference programme

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09.00 - 09.30 Registration and refreshments
09.30 - 09.40 Welcome and Introduction - Ottilia Saxl, Institute of Nanotechnology
09.40 - 10.05

Brian McCarthy, Technitex Faraday Ltd

'Integrated Multi scale modeling for garment design'

10.10 - 10.35

Professor George Stylios, The Research Institute for Flexible Materials (RIFleX)

(Not available on proceedings CD)

'SMART garments, incorporating sensors capable of wireless connections with the outside world’

10.40 - 11.10 Refreshments
11.15 - 11.40

Dermot Diamond, National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)

'Introducing Sensing Capabilities into Textiles'

  • The Goal is to merge sensing with the textile (disappearing sensor)
  • The Challenge to move beyond physical sensing (various movements, temperature..) to chemical and biological measurements
  • What can emerging developments in fundamental materials science offer to help meet this challenge?
11.45 - 12.10

Dr Vinod Dhanak, Liverpool University

'Enhancing the properties of Nylon with Silica nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes'

12.15 - 12.40

Richard Moore, IoN

'Plasma surface functionalisation of textiles'

12.45 - 13.50 Lunch
13.55 - 14.20

Dr Marc Behl, GKSS-Institute of Polymer Research, Teltow

(Not available on proceedings CD)

‘Shape-Memory Polymers’

14.25 - 14.50

Andreas Scherrieble, ITV-Denkendorf

‘Textile functionalisation with nano-dimensional material’

14.55 - 15.20

Prof Jinlian Hu, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

‘Adaptive Polymers and Textile Products for Skin Care Uses’

15.25 - 15.55 Refreshments
16.00 - 16.25

Daniel Lynch, Technical Director, Exilica Limited

(Not available on proceedings CD)

‘Absorbent Beads and Hollow Silica Shells – Novel Transport Additives in Smart Textiles’

16.30 - 16.55

Chris Chadwick, Arch Chemicals

'Textile Antimicrobials'

  • The impact of bacteria on textiles and their consumers
  • Understanding how PHMB binds to textiles at molecular level
  • Environmental benefits of Purista treated textiles
17.00 - 17.10

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