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North Carolina State University College of Textiles is recognized as the #1 textile university in the world. OSM Shield is proud to utilize NC State as our research and development platform. 

A few articles about North Carolina State University College of Textiles:

"NCSU College of Textiles enrollment hits five-year high, adds major"

"Interim N.C. State College of Textiles dean excited about industry's future"

"Digital fabric printing: Triangle at the forefront of new trend"

"Wal-Mart bets on N.C. State – again"

Meet the NC State Team: 

Dr. Peter Hauser

Dr. Hauser was recently named the 2017 Olney Award winner for Outstanding Achievement in Textile Chemistry. 

The Olney Medal is the highest scientific award handed out by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). 


After receiving his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Department of Chemistry at North Carolina State University, Dr. Hauser began a career as an industrial research chemist that spanned twenty four years and included positions with several textile manufacturers and textile chemical producers. He holds ten U.S. patents in the areas of soil release, flame retardancy, and low pollution dyeing. He has traveled extensively in the United States, Latin America, and China providing technical assistance to textile manufacturers in all areas of textile wet processing. In 1997, Dr. Hauser joined the faculty of the College of Textiles. He has published extensively in the textile chemistry literature and is the co-author of “Chemical Finishing of Textiles” published by Woodhead Publishing of Cambridge, England.


Use of Cationized Cotton to Improve Cotton Dyeing Processes
Chemical Finishes for High Performance Textiles
Repellent Finishes
Soil Release Finishes
Flame Retardant Finishes
Indigo Dyeing
Denim Garment Processing
Mathematical Modeling of Textile Wet Processes
Reducing Pollution from Textile Wet Processing
Use of Cyclodextrins in Textile Application

Recent Publications

  1. Hauser, P.J. (2015). Innovations in Textile Machinery: Wet Processing. Textile World , 26-28.
  2. Edwards, B., S. Rudolf, P.J. Hauser, and A. El-Shafe (2015). Preparation, Polymerization and Performance Evaluation of Halogen-Free Radiation Curable Flame Retardant Monomers for Cotton Substrates. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research , 54 (2) , 557-584.
  3. Wang, Z., P.J. Hauser, and O.J. Rojas (2015). Study on Charge Distribution of Carboxymethylated Cotton Fabric by Streaming Potential/Current Measurements. AATCC Journal of Research , 2 (2) , 13-19.
  4. Yuan, H. and P.J. Hauser (2014). Synthesis of a Bi-functional Cationic Agent and its Application in Cotton Dyeing,. AATCC Journal of Research , 1 (2) , 8-12.
  5. Vargantwar, P., and P.J. Hauser (2014). Novel Treatment for Preparation and Characterization of Carboxymethyl Cellulose. AATCC Journal of Research , 13 (1) , 1-5.

Dr. Abdel-Fattah Mohamed Seyam

Dr. Seyam has been in the faculty of the Department of Textile and Apparel Management at NC State College of Textiles since 1991. He has also been an Instructor at both Alexandria University and Mansoura University, Egypt, and a Research Engineer for Burlington Industries, North Carolina, and a Project Manager for Valdese Textiles in Valdese, North Carolina.

Dr. Seyam teaches fabric formation and structures at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He teaches short courses and workshops in advanced woven fabric design, nonwovens and new developments in weaving and weaving preparation technologies.

Dr. Seyam has mentored 111 Master and Doctoral students (90 Chair/Co-Chair and 21 member), and 25 international visitors (Post Doc, Visiting Scholars, and Trainees). Dr. Seyam’s effective mentorship and advising has guided his students to reach their full potential and contribute intellectually to their research. He prepares students to be leaders in their fields. His former students, trainees, and visiting scholars are holding high positions in academic institutions, government agencies, and industry in North America, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and South America. Their accomplishments (publications, presentations, patents, product development, etc.) are impressive.

Dr. Seyam has published as co-author with his students and national/international collaborators and as sole author (238 papers: 97 refereed journals, 25 scholarly, 109 conference, 3 books and 4 book chapters) and presented (157 conference and in-plant presentations plus 71 poster presentations) extensively. He authored two user-friendly computer software packages with extensive codes for manufacturing and engineering woven structures for two of his former employers. He is co-inventor of 4 patents in cold weather systems and electrotextiles and filed 12 invention disclosures.


Nanosciences, Surface Modification, Fibers and Polymers, Technical Textiles and Textile Structures, Health and Safety, Educational Innovation

Established Research Areas: Mechanics of Woven Fabrics, Carding Dynamics, Needlepunching Process and Products, Direct Garment Manufacturing using Meltblowing and Robotic Technologies, Smart Electrotextiles, Computer Simulation and Formation of Nonwovens using Electrostatic Field, Applications of MEMS in Textiles, Static Generation/Dissipation on Polymeric and Textiles’ Surfaces, Modeling of the Hydroentanglement Process, Fiber Reinforced Composites from High Performance Fibers and Sustainable Biodegradable Natural Fibers and Resins, Protection of High Performance Fibers from UV, Jacquard Fabrics on Demand, Seamless Shaped Garments and Medical Textiles.

Recent Publications

  1. Hamouda, T., Seyam, A.M., and Peters, K., (2015). Polymer Optical Fibers Integrated Directly into 3D Orthogonal Woven Composites for Sensing. Journal of Smart Materials and Structures , 24 , 1-11.
  2. Seyam, A.M., Oxenham, W., and Theyson, T. (2015). Antistatic and electrically-conductive finishes for textiles, Chapter in Functional Finishes for Textiles: Improving Comfort, Performance and Protection. . Cambridge, UK : Woodhead Publishing Limited.
  3. Ince, M.E., Seyam, A.M., and Mohamed, M.H., (2014). Generalized Geometric Modeling of 3D Orthogonal Woven Preforms: The Rectangular Cross Section Case. Future Technical Textiles Conference . Publisher: Istanbul, Turkey.
  4. Seyam, A.M. and Ince, M.E. (2014). Impact Resistance of 3D Orthogonal Woven Fabric Reinforced Composites in Terms of Coupon Location during Resin Infusion. ICTN 2014 . Publisher: IIT Delhi : New Delhi, India.
  5. Seyam A.M. and Ince, M. E., (2014). the Effect of Fiber Packing on Physical Properties of 3D Orthogonal Woven Preforms: Theoretical Study. 14th AUTEX . Publisher: Bursa, Turkey.

Jeffrey Krauss

OSM Shield has a Testing and Service Agreement with North Carolina State University whereby OSM Shield has access to both laboratory and commercial textile equipment located at the College of Textiles. This Testing and Service Agreement is supervised by Jeffrey Krauss. Jeff has over 12 years of private sector industry experience at Burlington Industries, and has managed the NC State research facilities for 21 years. 

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