Hazardous Radiation and Microbial Protective Integrated Fabrics for Advanced Protection Under Uncontrolled Environments

Hazardous Radiation and Microbial Protective Integrated Fabrics for Advanced Protection Under Uncontrolled Environments

Hazardous Radiation and Microbial Protective Integrated Fabrics for Advanced Protection Under Uncontrolled Environments

3D microwire

DoD Problem: Soldiers operating for prolonged periods in uncontrolled environments can face microbial threats, hazardous radiation, hygiene issues and limited supplies of electricity for powering equipment.

Solution: Development of advanced UV-radiation and microbial protective self-cleansing fabric with integrated, flexible dye-sensitized solar cells for instant power generation capability.

1) Biocompatible nanoparticle-impregnated fabric was prepared that showed marked anti-microbial and self-cleansing properties; (2) the fabric showed good stability over time and surface morphology thorough incorporation of the metallic nanoparticles; (3) TiO2 coated carbon nanoyarn for use in fabric-integrated with 3D power cells has been developed and characterized.

Contact Information: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, PI: Mohammed J. Uddin PhD
Phone: 956-882-7772
Email: mohammed.uddin@utrgv.edu

The project and its developed product show great promise for its intended purpose.” – Dr. Erin M Durke, ECBC Scientist