Dr. Brian George joins Hempitecture Inc. as a Technical Advisor
Hempitecture is excited to formally welcome our newest advisor, Dr. Brian George to the team.
Brian George has a BS in Textile Science and a PhD in Fiber & Polymer Science, both from NC State University. He started at Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science, now Thomas Jefferson University, in 1999. He has taught a wide range of textiles and materials classes in both graduate and undergraduate programs. His research has spanned across several textile disciplines but has focused mostly on nonwovens, in particular, the use of non-traditional materials for use in nonwoven applications. He is active in TAPPI and ASME, having held leadership positions in both organizations.
Dr. George's career has been marked by extensive research and innovation in the nonwovens space, with a focus on natural and renewable resources. An article on George's career from Thomas Jefferson University speaks to this idea:
Now, what if we could take some of that garbage—say, poultry feathers, peanut shells and hemp—and use it to replace textile materials such as wood pulp, cotton and polyester in a variety of applications?
That’s the question being addressed by Jefferson textile engineer Brian George, PhD, whose research has focused on putting such low-cost and abundant trash to better use in the textile industry. - The Nexus
This background in nonwovens and utilizing natural materials and waste byproducts into long-lasting, sustainable products makes Dr. George an ideal Technical Advisor for the Hempitecture team, as Hempitecture works towards completing the build out of an insulation manufacturing facility in 2022.
Additionally, George was lead researcher and author of the patent pending for nonwoven hemp insulation in the United States.
Give Dr. George a warm welcome to the Hempitecture community! 👏👏👏