Nanotechnology in Textiles, Textiles Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology, Textiles, Fabrics, Nanofashion, Nanotechnology, Textiles, Nanofibers, electrospinning, nanosilver, nanoparticles,nanotecnologia in textiles, nanotecnologia textil

 

 

 

 

 

    Home    Research    People    Publications    Equipment    Courses   Outreach   News   Links

 

 

 

Welcome to the Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory

 

Our research group aims at understanding complex phenomena at the nanoscale that are of fundamental relevance to Fiber, Textiles and Polymer Science.

 

The main focus of the Hinestroza Research Group is to explore the interface between the technologically established and mature field of textile science and the emerging and revolutionary field of nanoscale science.  The textile industry was the first beneficiary of the scientific developments of the 18th century's industrial revolution while nanoscale science and nanotechnology emerged at the end of the 21st century.  Our research group aims at merging two hundred years of innovation history We believe that this unusual combination, between an established and an emerging scientific field, can provide unique scientific platforms that will leverage the time-tested manufacturing capabilities of  textile and fiber processing with the ability of nanoscale science to probe phenomena and control the synthesis of materials at small scales. 

 

In order to explore and understand nanoscale phenomena of relevance to fiber science we  pursue a three-pronged approach:  

 

1. Modification and enhancement of existing textile materials using electrostatic self-assembly, directed assembly, convective assembly and atomic layer deposition techniques to create multifunctional and customizable surfaces on conventional textile substrates.

 

Transmission Electron Microscopy TEM images of cotton fibers coated with gold (L) and palladium (R) nanoparticles. Potential applications include catalytic mantles, structural coloration (color without dyes) and antibacterial flexible substrates

 

 

2. Nanomanufacturing of polymeric fibers using directed assembly techniques as well as external fields (electrical and magnetic) to create fibers with unique catalytic, magnetic and electrical properties.

 

 

TEM and FESEM images of nylon nanofibers coated with gold (L) nanoparticles and anomalous crystal formations of NaCl (R) . Potential applications include active and catalytic filtration of hazardous gases and industrial toxic chemicals as well as anti-counterfeiting devices.

 

3. Development of metrology tools based on scanning probe microscopy (Electrostatic Force Microscopy, Acoustic Force Atomic Microscopy, and Lateral Force Microscopy) customized to assess nanoscale phenomena on low energy surfaces with high radius of curvature such as those of textile fibers.

 

 

Acoustic Force Atomic Microscopy image of a conjugated fiber (Islands on the Sea) containing 1120 nanofibers of polyester in a sea of polyethylene (L). Electrostatic Force Microscopy of a  nanofiber nonwoven web used in electret filtration media (R)

 

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION 

 

Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory

Prof. Juan P Hinestroza

Cornell University

Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design

135 Human Ecology Building

37 Forest Home Drive

Ithaca, NY 14853 

USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    A, B

ABC

      

  A, B,C

   

     A, B      

    

 

     

  Recent News
1/17 Professor Hinestroza was the keynote speaker  at the 2017 Textiles & Economy Conference organized by the Faculty of Textile Technology at the University of Zagreb in Croatia
1/17

Professor Hinestroza teaches a 4-day workshop on textiles nanotechnology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Hinestroza's visit to Mexico was sponsored by the Mexican Academy of Sciences and the US-Mexico Science Foundation

11/16

Professor Hinestroza was an invited Speaker at the Sports Technology Symposium organized by the FC Barcelona .

11/16

Another patent issued! Great job Huaning!

10/16 Professor Hinestroza is an invited speaker at the 10th Workshop on Computational Chemistry and Molecular Spectroscopy in Punta de Tralca, Chile
10/16

All members of the Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory presented their research work at the 2017  Fall meeting of the Fiber Society.

More News......

 

 

 

Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, ,Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites,

Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites,

Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites,

Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites, ,Nanotechnology in textiles, Textile nanotechnology, nanotextiles, nanofibers, nanocomposites,