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PA FDC IPC Conference

Drexel's Center for Functional Fabrics presenting at IPC E-Textiles 2021 Virtual World Tour

As the team representing U.S. advancements in e-textiles, Richard Vallett, PhD and Leighton Cline, MS from CFF will be presenting on the concept and goals of Drexel's Soft Systems Design Kit (SSDK) as a toolset to speed up and de-risk development of scalable e-textiles. Learn More

Chelsea COVID-19 Masks


The Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center, Drexel University College of Medicine and partners respond to the urgent call for more COVID-19 masks and respirators through rapid innovation and collaboration. Learn More

Revolutionizing Fabric at Drexel

Geneviève Dion, founder of Drexel's Center for Functional Fabrics and Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center, explains how Drexel is taking fabric from a covering to devices for healthcare, national defense, robotics and more.

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PA FDC Manufacturing Space

Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center @ Center for Functional Fabrics

The newly renovated textile innovation center includes a variety of equipment used in advanced manufacturing to ensure the scalability and manufacturability of functional fabric R&D. Learn More

Textile Supercapacitors & Mxene Yarns

Textile Supercapacitors & Mxene Yarns

This scanning electron microscope image shows the cross-section of an electrospun Mxene yarn to be translated into fabric devices for wearable storage applications. Learn More