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Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design students win research awards

Yi Zhao (from left), Shaobo Cai and Helan Xu winners of AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Grants
Yi Zhao (from left), Shaobo Cai and Helan Xu winners of AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Grants

Three textile science graduate students in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design have won three of five student research awards in the national competition of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists' Student Research Support Grants.

The students, mentored by Professors Yiqi Yang and Narendra Reddy, are:

- Shaobo Cai, AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Grant winner for “Novel Electrospun Scaffolds with Fibers Oriented Randomly in Three Dimensions to Closely Mimic the Unique Architectures of Extracellular Matrix in Soft Tissues: Fabrication and Mechanism Study,” MS research 2012-2013, $1,400.

- Helan Xu, AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Grant winner for “Novel Regenerated Protein Fibers from Chicken Feather,” PhD research 2012-2013, $1,400.

- Yi Zhao, AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Grant winner for “Study on Anti-felting of Wool Fabrics Treated with Keratin Nanoparticles/Enzyme,” PhD research 2012-2013, $900.

The three were also recent recipients of the Agricultural Research Division's 2012-13 John and Louise Skala Fellowships. All are graduates of Donghua University in Shanghai, China.

More details at: http://cehs.unl.edu/tmfd/index.shtml