Published: Mar 8, 2007 1:17:36 PM
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Tacibaht Turel, a doctoral student in integrated textile and apparel science, earned first place at the National Textile Center (NTC) Graduate Student Competition held February 26 during the NTC annual forum in Hilton Head, SC. Turel's presentation, "A Study of Gas Transport Through Chemical Protective Materials," addressed concepts of permeation of gases through layered materials. It is just part of a collaborative effort by researchers in the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering, in collaboration with the Auburn's Department of Chemistry, Clemson University and NovaComp, Inc., to develop active chemical protective materials for first responders.
Local competitions were held separately at all NTC universities, including Auburn, Georgia Tech, Clemson University, Philadelphia University, University of North Carolina, University of California-Davis, Cornell and University of Massachusetts. Winners of these competitions competed for the top award. Turel received a $1,000 cash prize.