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Dr. Sam M. Hudson

Professor

Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science

Phone: 919-515-6545
Email: sam_hudson@ncsu.edu
Address: 3116 College of Textiles Box 8301
Room: 3116 | Map Location

Research Areas

Dr. Hudson is a polymer chemist with an interest in the conversion of biopolymeric materials, such as chitin, chitosan, amylose and silk like proteins, into useful fibers and films. These studies may involve chemical derivatization reactions, and the characterization of the reaction products. Our laboratory has facilities for wet and melt extrusion of fibers. The chemical aspects of fiber formation are emphasized.

Most Recent Publications

1. Yamazaki, M., Hudson, S. (2012). Chap.7 Chitosan Derivatives for Bioadhesive/Hemostatic Applications: Chemical and Biological Aspects in "Polysaccharide Building Blocks". (pp. 199-228). Wiley, NY : EDS. Lucian, L., Habibi, Y..

2. Ho, K. J., Sig, Y. S., Hudson, S. M. (2011). Comparison of the Structure-Property Relationships for PTT and PET Fibers Spun at Various Take-Up Speeds. Fibers and Polymers , 12 (6) , 771-777.

3. Suh, M., Carroll, K., Oxenham, W. (2011). Effect of Protective Coating on the Performance of Wearable Antennas. Proceedings of Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction-6th International Conference UAHCI 2011 , 6767 (3) , 84-93.

4. Nada, A., Hauser, P., Hudson, S. (2011). The Grafting of Per-(2,3,6-O-allyl)-beta Cyclodextrin onto Derivatized Cotton Cellulose via Thermal and Atmospheric Plasma Techniques. Plasma chemistry and plasma processing , 31 (4) , 605-621.

5. Gil, S. M., Park, S. H., Tien, L. W., Trimmer, B., Hudson, S. M., & Kaplan, D. L. (2010). Mechanically robust, rapidly actuating and biologically functionalized macroporous poly (N-isopropylacrylamide)/silk hybrid hydrogels.. Langmuir , 26 (19) , 15614-15624.

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B. Sc. North Carolina State University, Chemistry, (with honors) 1977

B. Sc. North Carolina State University, Textile Chemistry, (with honors) 1977

Ph. D. North Carolina State University, Fiber and Polymer Science, 1981

Thesis:The Solubility and Solution Properties of Cellulose in Mixtures of Liquid Ammonia and Ammonium Thiocynate (Under the direction of John. Cuculo)

Research Interests:

Dr. Hudson is a polymer chemist with an interest in the conversion of biopolymeric materials, such as chitin, chitosan, amylose and silk like proteins, into useful fibers and films. These studies may involve chemical derivatization reactions, and the characterization of the reaction products. Our laboratory has facilities for wet and melt extrusion of fibers. The chemical aspects of fiber formation are emphasized.

Professor Hudson lectures upon the polymer chemical aspects of textile chemistry, in particular the formation of fibers. Courses he has taught are TC105: Introduction to Textiles and Computers, TC203:Introduction to Polymer Chemistry, TC402: Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Fiber Formation, TC461: Introduction to Fiber Forming Polymers, TC466: Polymer Chemistry Lab, TC704: Fiber Formation: Theory and Practice.

Professor Hudson lectures upon the polymer chemical aspects of textile chemistry, in particular the formation of fibers. Courses he has taught are TC105: Introduction to Textiles and Computers, TC203:Introduction to Polymer Chemistry, TC402: Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Fiber Formation, TC461: Introduction to Fiber Forming Polymers, TC466: Polymer Chemistry Lab, TC704: Fiber Formation: Theory and Practice.