Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / AATCC honors S. Kay Obendorf with Olney Award

AATCC honors S. Kay Obendorf with Olney Award

01
May '10
AATCC will honor Cornell University professor S. Kay Obendorf with the Olney Medal for outstanding achievements in the field of textile chemistry. Obendorf will receive the Olney Medal at an Awards Luncheon on May 19, during the Association's 2010 International Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta, Ga., USA. That morning at the conference, Obendorf will deliver the traditional Olney Medal Address on "Improving Personal Protection through Novel Materials."

A nationally and internationally renowned scholar, Obendorf is known as a dedicated educator and outstanding researcher of incredible breadth. Her scholarly work provided critical advances in textile chemistry and fiber science and contributed toward a better understanding of the surface chemistry of fibers and films and their performance. She made outstanding contributions in the areas of pesticide protective clothing, fiber morphology, detergency, and functional textiles.

She did ground-breaking work in the area of the underlying chemistry of soils and their interactions with fibers that furthered the basic understanding of the methods and processes of fabric care—because of Kay Obendorf's work, your clothes get cleaner and resist stains better today than they did before her discoveries. She also significantly contributed to the understanding of how textile fibers absorb odor and how odor is retained. She devised an analytical method to quantitatively measure the amount of odor-causing chemical compounds in apparel fabrics. Because of Obendorf's work, your clothes may smell fresher, for longer.

Obendorf joined AATCC in 1969. She is also a member of the International Textiles and Apparel Association, the American Association of Family and Consumer Science, the American Chemical Society and the American Oil Chemists' Society. She is a member of the Fiber Society and of Committees D13 and F23 of ASTM. She was inducted into the National Textile Center Circle of Excellence in 2005 and received the Outstanding Paper Award from the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents in 2000. In 1989, she was the Austin Lecturer at Iowa State University. She received the Distinguished Service Award from Kansas State University in 1988, the Man-Made Fiber Award in 1986, and was the Fiber Society Lecturer from 1985 to 1986.

Established in 1944 in honor of Louis Atwell Olney, the founder and first president of AATCC, the Olney Medal recognizes outstanding achievement in textile or polymer chemistry or other fields of chemistry of major importance to textile science. The award consists of a gold medal, a scroll, and an honorarium.

AATCC's 2010 International Conference will be co-located with ATME-I MEGATEX 2010, which will run concurrently with Techtextil North America and SPESA Expo as part of the Textile and Sewn Products Industry Week May 18-20 at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta. AATCC's conference theme is “Innovation and Sustainability Bring New Life to Textiles.”

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 13th May 2021

UK GDP contracted 1.5% in Q1: ONS

The gross domestic product (GDP) of UK is estimated to have...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 13th May 2021

Vietnamese garment manufacturers must boost production: Report

Garment manufacturers in Vietnam need to boost their production...

Pic: The Resilience Fund for Women in Global Value Chains

Apparel/Garments | On 13th May 2021

New fund launched to support women in global value chains

A first-of-its-kind collaborative funding initiative, The Resilience...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Main challenges are breakdown of supply chain and shrinkage of manpower

Footwear Industry, Footwear Retailers

Footwear Industry
Footwear Retailers

Still struggling to mop up higher sales

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Blockchain is not a silver bullet for each and every problem in supply...

Harleen Kaur,

Harleen Kaur

Established in 2017 and headquartered New York, the label Harleen Kaur...

Kriti Kanodia,

Kriti Kanodia

A TV show in 2012 where actor Sonam Kapoor <g...

Vikram Juneja,

Vikram Juneja

Jaquard is a training institute providing a highly specialised training...

Robert Brookins, Alexium International

Robert Brookins
Alexium International

Alexium International is a specialty chemical development company...

Sven Ghyselinck, Devan Chemical

Sven Ghyselinck
Devan Chemical

Headquartered in Belgium and with offices in the United Kingdom, Portugal...

Dave Rousse, INDA

Dave Rousse
INDA

INDA, a global association of the nonwoven fabrics industry, has been...

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves, Sarah & Sandeep

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves
Sarah & Sandeep

Established in 2012, Sarah & Sandeep is a luxury menswear label...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar
Samatvam

Samatvam, a womenswear brand that blends age-old craftsmanship with modern ...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar
Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar has an experience of 12 years in the fashion industry. She...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


May 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search