Stephen (Steve) Michielsen Ph.D.

Michielsen, Stephen (Steve)
Position Department / Business Unit
Associate Professor College of Textiles
Institution Disciplines
North Carolina State University Physics
City State / Provence
Raleigh North Carolina
Country Website
US link
919 515-3057

Dr. Michielsen's current research interests include: surface modification of polymers, nanotechnology, smart polymers, nonwovens, structure/property/process relationships, Raman spectroscopy of polymers, and polymer physics.

Dr. Michielsen received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1979 working with Prof. Stuart A. Rice. He did a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Chemistry Department at Stanford University under the direction of Prof. Robert Pecora. The then joined DuPont at the Experimental Station in the Polymer Products Department in 1980. In 1990, he moved to DuPont Fibers. Then in 1995, he joined the faculty of the School of Textile and Fiber Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2004, he moved to North Carolina State University in the Department of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management in the College of Textiles.

Recently, Dr. Michielsen has invented an antiviral fabric with collaborators at Emory University (Atlanta, GA). A new spinoff company, LaamScience, has licensed this material from NCSU to bring it to the marketplace.


Ph. D. Physical Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1979; B.S. Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1972.


Contributor to the Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology, Second Edition (CRC Press) 2007.

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