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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. Collaborators include computer and materials engineering, design, medicine.
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
The Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center kicked off the Grand Opening with a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony. Learn More
This scanning electron microscope image shows the cross-section of an electrospun Mxene yarn to be translated into fabric devices for wearable storage applications.
The capacitive touch sensor is an AFFOA-funded collaboration with the Center for Functional Fabrics and Apex Mills. This dynamic knitted fabric device integrates a single sensing yarn and has implications for robotics, automotives, aerospace, among others. Learn More
CFF Star Scholars Lindsay Alshouse (Fashion Design), Joyce Dong (Fashion Design), Curtis Patey (Materials Science & Engineering), Katarina Galic (Software Engineering) and Laila Gaut (Computer Engineering) worked together to help design and develop fabric capacitive touch sensor games. Learn More