ETT2018 8th International Istanbul Textile Conference will be held concurrently with ITM 2018 International Textile Machinery Exhibition and
HIGHTEX 2018 7th International Technical Textiles & Nonwoven Trade Fair
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries
Univ.-Prof. Prof. h.c. (MGU) Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing., Chair of Textile Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

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Prof. Dr. Yusuf Menceloğlu
Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences and a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering program, Sabancı University, Turkey

Yusuf Z. Menceloğlu, is the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences and a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering program, at Sabancı University. Prof. Menceloğlu received the B.Sc degree in Chemistry from Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey in 1983, and the MSc. and Ph.D. in Polymer Science from Istanbul Technical University in 1987 and 1991, respectively. He worked as a visiting scientist at Tokyo Institute of Technology and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, between 1988 and 1994. Than he moved to industry and served there for six years before joining the Sabancı University.

Dr. Menceloğlu has been working in polymer science since 1984 and in nanoscience and technology since 1991. Dr. Menceloğlu is the author or co-author of more than 90 peer reviewed papers/proceedings and four book chapters on polymers and nanosize materials. He is also the inventor and co-inventor of 35 patents. Dr. Menceloğlu has diverse research experience in polymers, composites, and reactions/processesing in liquid/supercritical carbon dioxide. Dr. Menceloğlu has taught courses in polymeric materials, textile fibers and polymer science. He is a founder and partner of technology based startup companies.

Prof. Dr. Melissa A. Pasquinelli
Professor, Associate Department Head and Director of Graduate Programs, TECS, USA

Dr. Melissa Pasquinelli is an NC State University Faculty Scholar, NC State University Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, and an Associate Professor in Fiber and Polymer Science, Textile Engineering, and Polymer and Color Chemistry at North Carolina State University, where she enjoys balancing her professional time between teaching and mentoring budding engineers and scientists and working on scientific research projects. Her research team is working on developing and utilizing computational tools for investigating nanoscale science and engineering applications, such as developing “smart” and multifunctional materials. (More information about her research projects can be found at http://www.te.ncsu.edu/mpasquinelli.) She thoroughly relishes in mentoring young scientists and engineers, so members of her research team span from high school students to postdoctoral researchers.

Dr. Pasquinelli teaches a variety of courses each year at the undergraduate and graduate levels on topics such as computer modeling, sustainability in materials design, and engineering thermodynamics. In the classroom, she applies active learning strategies to engage the students and to appeal to as many learning styles as possible throughout the lesson. She puts much effort toward designing assignments that necessitate critical and creative thinking and problem solving strategies, and thus steer the students toward going beyond just crunching numbers and regurgitating the technical content. She also incorporates practical applications and examples into the course that appeal to the students, such as the potential implications on the environment. She was recognized as an NC State University Outstanding Teacher in 2010, and was the College of Textiles nominee for the NC State University Board of Governor’s award in 2012. She has also been acknowledged through the “Thank A Teacher” program numerous times. In addition, from Carnegie Mellon University, she received a Graduate Teaching Award in 1999 and a Student Employee of the Year Recognition Award in 2000 for her development of a comprehensive Supplemental Instruction Leader Training.

In addition to her research and teaching activities, Dr. Pasquinelli has a long history of community outreach activities, which has included judging several regional and state science competitions a year, mentoring females and minorities interested in technical fields, serving as a mentor to K-12 science teachers, and presenting science-based workshops to students in middle school and high school. Dr. Pasquinelli also serves leadership roles with the American Chemical Society, including being an Associate Member of the Committee for Environmental Improvement, and serving as both the 2013 Chair and Councilor for the North Carolina Local Section.

Prior to joining NC State, Dr. Pasquinelli worked for two years as a Computational Chemist with the Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; she also received postdoctoral training at Duke University and was awarded a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the Sloan Foundation. She received her Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University, and she received her B.S. in chemistry with honors and minors in writing and mathematics from Seton Hill University, a former women’s college in Greensburg, PA.

In her spare time, Dr. Pasquinelli enjoys exploring the outdoors, playing cards, listening to music, practicing yoga and pilates, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.


Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ulcay
Rector, Uludağ University, Turkey

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IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract Submission Start
September 15, 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline
January 22, 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline
March 25, 2018
Deadline for Presenter and Early bird registration
February 15, 2018
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