Welcome to the College of Textiles and the New World of Textiles. Whether it is creating new photovoltaic fibers or the next generation of lithium ion batteries, or super light, super strong fiber-based composites for the aircraft and automobiles of the future, or filters for providing clean water and air for the world; the College of Textiles is the leader in this new world. It is easy to understand our record undergraduate and graduate enrollment when you visit the college and tour its 61 leading-edge laboratories in polymer and fiber science, color science, composites, nonwovens, filtration, energy, forensic science, digital design, management sciences, atmospheric plasma technologies, electro-spinning, and microscopy. Our world leading thermal protection and comfort labs have been expanded to include chemical and biological protection. Our state-of-the-art labs in textile technologies support both student learning and industry partners in basic and advanced areas such as weaving, spinning, knitting and braiding through electro-spinning, bi-component and tri-component extrusion, to staple, melt blown and spun bond nonwovens. Our breakthrough research and close industry partnerships provide new products meeting specific customer needs as well as form the basis for dynamic and exciting curricula. It is no wonder that the College of Textiles and NC State have been called the "Land Grant University of the 21st Century."