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Dr. Moon W. Suh

Charles A. Cannon Professor of Textile Technology and Management
Managing Editor, Journal of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management

Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management

Moon Suh

Phone: 919-515-6580
Address: 3323 College of Textiles Box 8301
Room: 3323 | Map Location

Research Areas

  • Technical Textiles and Textile Structures
  • Systems and Quality
  • Supply Chain
Dr. Suh's research interests are quite diverse reflecting his academic background and work experience in the textile industry and in academia.  Two broad areas of his current research are:  quantitative methods in textile manufacturing and management, and statistical/probabilistic modeling of textile materials, processes and products.
More specifically, his current and past work includes: 
  • Development of Statistical Quality/Process Control Methodologies for Textile Operations
  • Total Quality Management
  • Textile R&D Management
  • Optimal Design/Evaluation of Textile Products
  • Forecasting of Textile Business Cycles
  • Estimation of Consumer Demands for Apparel Products
  • Study on Profitability of Textile Firms
  • General Theories on Bundle Strength and Statistical Size Effects
  • Strength and Uniformity of Spun Yarns
  • On-Line Process Control in Spinning
  • Optimal Fiber Selection/Blending via HVI-based cotton fiber measurements
  • Study on Novel Grafting Systems for Short Staple Spinning
  • Calibration Strategies in Textile Testing
  • Geometry of Knitted and Nonwoven Structures

Most Recent Publications

1. Suh, M., & Sasser, P.E., & Cui, X. (2003). Estimation of Single Cotton Fiber Tensile Properties From The Load-Elongation Curves of Slack Bundles. Textile Research Journal , 73 (12) , 1066-70.

2. Suh, M., & Huh, Y. (2003). Measuring the Thickness Variation of Fiber Bundle With Twists By a Flying Laser Spot Scanning Method. Textile Research Journal , 73 (9) .

3. Suh, M. (2003). What's Happening to the U. S. Textile Industry?: Reflections on NAFTA and U.S. Corporate Strategies. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management , 7 (2) , 119-37.

4. Suh, M., & Jeon, B.S., & Bae, J.H. (2002). Automatic Recognition of Woven Fabric Patterns by an Artificial Neural Network. Textile Research Journal , 73 (7) , 645-50.

5. Suh, M., & Jeong, S.H. (2002). Sequential Channelling of Time-dependent Variances in Spun Yarn Manufacturing. Textile Research Journal , 72 (3) , 1-7.

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Dr. Moon W. Suh is currently Charles A. Cannon Chair Professor of Textile Technology and Management and Professor of Statistics and Professor of Operations Research at NC State University following his career at Burlington Industries O.R. Department. He holds B.S. (Tex. Eng. - Seoul), M.S.(Tex. Tech. - NCSU) and Ph.D.(Statistics- NCSU) degrees. His teaching and research areas are diverse and include: application of statistical and probabilistic methods, demand forecasting, textile evaluation, R&D methods, quality/process management/control, with over 230 publications. He is currently the Managing Editor of Journal of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management, Editor of Textile Research Journal, Editor of Journal of Textile Institute, and serves in the Advisory Board of Fibers and Polymers. Prof. Suh is a Fellow of American Statistical Association, Past President and an Honorary Member of The Fiber Society, and was awarded ASTM's Harold Dewitt Smith Medal, two Presidential Medals from Korean Government (Woongbi-Jang Medal and Sukryu-Jang Medal) and numerous distinguished service medals from civic organizations including KSEA and NAKS. He is also a member of Korean Academy of Science and Technology and Korean Academy of Engineering. Prof. Suh was a Distinguished Invited Lecturer and Visiting Professor at Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan), Shinshu University (Japan), Seoul National University, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), and numerous inustrial research centers around the world.

Dr. Suh has served widely as consultant and/or expert witness tor industrial associations (ATMI, NTA, CRI, NAHM) and federal and state governments (OSHA, State of California), manufacturing industry and law firms.


Graduate Level - Research Methods and Management, Textile Technology Management, Quality/Process Control and Management, Advanced Textile Evaluation Methods, Graduate Seminars.

Undergraduate Level - Quality and Process Control in Textile Manufacturing, Textile Testing and Evaluation, Senior Projects.

Ph.D. (Statistics) - North Carolina State University

M.S. (Textile Technology) - North Carolina State University

B.S. (Textile Engineering) - Seoul National University, Korea

American Statistical Association (Fellow)

The Fiber Socciety (Honorary Member, Past Pressident)


KSEA (Past President, Distinguished Member)

Korean Academy of Science and Technology (Lifetime Member)

Korean Academy of Engineering (Honorary Overseas Member)