Textile Engineering Student Wins Scholarship From Industrial Fabrics Foundation

Imran Iqbal ’16 is researching wicking rate in nanofabrics.

Imran Iqbal ’16 is researching wicking rate in nanofabrics.

Philadelphia University M.S. in Textile Engineering student Imran Iqbal ’16 won the 2016 Textile Industry Engineering Scholarship for $5,000 from the Industrial Fabrics Foundation.

For his thesis, Iqbal has been working with Reza Masoodi, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, on wicking and absorption in nonwovens composed of nanofibers. The goal is to better understand wicking rate in nanofabrics, and based on this research, explore new industrial and medical applications.

Iqbal, who will graduate in December, was a research assistant at PhilaU, working on projects with Johnson & Johnson, Federal Mogul and Parker Hannifin. Currently, he is a product manager for the institutional apparel department at Encompass Group, a manufacturer of reusable textiles, professional apparel, therapeutic support surfaces and disposable and single-use medical products.

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