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Cornell fibre scientist receives Warner Memorial Medal

24th May 2016

Jintu Fan, head of the department of fibre science & apparel design, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, received the Textile Institute Warner Memorial Medal for outstanding research in textile science and technology.

Fan's award winning research focuses primarily on interactions among the human body, clothing and the environment, seeking to develop fashionable clothing with enhanced functional performance.

His most notable innovations is Walter, a sweating fabric, that allows researchers to test the thermal comfort of clothing.

The Warner Medal was created in 1930 in honour of Sir Frank Warner, a prominent British silk manufacturer and Textile Institute founder. It is awarded to one scholar every two years, and is considered the top international prize for textile and fibre science research. (HO)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India