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Expert in Medical & Surgical Textiles

Expert ID: 714611 North Carolina, USA

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ABSORBENT STRUCTURES. Expert has studied absorbency in textile materials. He has examined the effects of fiber material, fabric construction factors, and fluid properties on rate of absorbency and capacity to hold fluid under pressure in nonwovens used in surgical and personal hygiene products. He has developed test methods to characterize such behaviors and models that can predict these behaviors.

MEDICAL TEXTILES; SUTURES. Expert has studied the mechanical and physical performance of surgical sutures and of the knots tied in them. He has developed a knot tying device that can be used to construct knots under controlled conditions of tension and number of throws. Expert has examined the behaviors of sutures of a variety of sizes and types and under both in vitro and in vivo environments. His current research in sutures is directed at enhancing knot performance by coupling mechanical interlacing with energy from a laser beam.

ARTERIAL GRAFTS. Another medical textile area in which Expert has pursued work is arterial grafts. His interests have lied in characterizing the surface, mechanical and permeability behaviors of grafts, studying changes in properties with time in the body and the clinical history of the patient, and determining structures that promote healing. Expert developed an enzymatic method for removing tissues from formalin-fixed grafts without affecting graft fiber. This allows a researcher to determine what changes, if any, have occurred in the graft fiber while in the body. This method is now widely used in research laboratories.

FABRIC SURFACE CHARACTERISTICS; YARN SURFACE PROPERTY. Expert has studied friction behavior of fibers, yarns, and fabrics. He has examined the same properties also in human hair and surgical sutures. He developed test methods for characterizing this property in fibers and fibrous assemblies in both Expert and fluid environments. He is credited with a structural model that explains the factors affecting this property in textile materials.

TEXTILE FIBERS & PROPERTIES. Expert has studied the mechanical, rheological, surface, and morphological properties of a wide variety of materials, including natural and man-made fibers, and yarns, woven fabrics and non-woven fabrics. He has taught and continues to teach graduate courses in this area and has directed research which emphasized measurement, modeling, and prediction of their properties.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - Durham, North Carolina - Winston Salem, North Carolina - Fayetteville, North Carolina - Cary, North Carolina - High Point, North Carolina - Jacksonville, North Carolina - Greenville, North Carolina - Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1963 Degree: PhD Subject: Textile Physics Institution: Manchester University, U.K.
Year: 1958 Degree: BSc Subject: Textile Technology Institution: Punjab University, India

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1963 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Faculty/Professor, College of Textiles Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1958 to 1960 Employer: Modi Textile Mills, U.P., India Title: Supervisor Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Expert is a Fellow of the Textile Institute and a member of the Fiber Society, TAPPI, Sigma Xi, and the American Association of Textile Technology.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has directed graduate research of over 25 MS and Ph.D. students and has contributed more than seventy articles to scientific and technical journals.

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