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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 from 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

 

 

 

 


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  Recent News
8/14

This is our research team starting the 2014-2015 academic year. We have members from the USA, Colombia, Brazil, Turkey and Switzerland.

8/14 Professor Hinestroza delivers an invited  presentation on Nanoscale modification of natural fibers at The National University of Colombia in Medellin, Colombia
7/14 Professor Hinestroza becomes a US Fulbright Scholar and starts his fellowship doing research on magnetoviscosity at EAFIT University in Medellin, Colombia.
6/14 Professor Hinestroza visits Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianapolis, Brazil under the financial support of the Science without Borders Program of CNPq (National Council for the Promotion  of Science and technology in Brazil)
6/14 Profesor Hinestroza  delivers an invited presentation at the Laboratory of Soft and Wet Matter of Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan on strategies for making fibers from polymers that do not make fibers
6/14 Profesor Hinestroza  delivers an invited presentation at NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science) in Tskuba, Japan.  Hinestroza talked about  the development of new scanning probe microscopy techniques to probe the properties of fibers with nanoscale precision
5/14 Professor Hinestroza returns to Ueda, Japan to continue his research work on cellulose-based nanogels in Professor Mutsumi Kimura's laboratory at Shinshu University. This visit was sponsored by the Chubu Science and Technology Foundation
5/14 Professor Hinestroza delivers an invited presentation at the National University of Colombia in Bogota. This talk was part of a motivational seminar series for youths interested in science and engineering.
5/14 Professor Hinestroza delivers a series of three talks on nanoscale phenomena relevant to fiber science at a Workshop on Nanomaterials organized by Universidad Industrial de Santander in Bucaramanga, Colombia
4/14 Professor Hinestroza delivers an invited talk at a Forum on Textile Research and Development in Bursa, Turkey
3/14 Professor Hinestroza is the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony for a new academic program on Fashion Management at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota, Colombia
2/14 Professor Hinestroza delivers an invited talk at the Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials of Tokyo Institute Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan
2/14 Professor Hinestroza delivers invited presentations on Nanoscale Phenomena relevant to Fiber and Polymer Science  at The Beijing University of Chemical Technology and a presentation about merging nanotechnology and fashion at the  Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in Beijing, People's Republic of China
1/14 Professor Hinestroza delivers an invited presentation on merging science and design at the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere of Kyoto University

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