Center for Research on Advanced Fiber Technologies
The primary goal of the Center for Research on Advanced Fiber Technologies (CRAFT) is to develop a fundamental understanding of the synthesis and materials performance limits of fibrous structures from nano- to macro-scales. The proposed strategies are built upon our recent successful development of synthesis, integration, and evaluation of bio-inspired materials.
CRAFT's mission is to become an international leader in research on new phenomena and applications of programmable smart composite fibers that could be transformed into high impact functional textile products in medicine, automobile, energy, biotechnology, and cosmetic industries.
The center will provide a unique platform, integrating research and education to students with state-of-the-art infrastructure and an ideal research environment.