Textile Research Associates (TRA) is a group of leading experts (engineers, professors and scientists) from academia and industry in the fields of textiles, nonwovens and filtration. Our goal is to use our 30+ year experience, state-of-the-art research, and strong partnership with universities and industrial labs to provide our customers technical and market solutions to support their business growth with guaranteeing satisfaction and safely guarded confidentiality.
Dr. Dong Zhang, who founded TRA in 2005 has worked on textiles and nonwovens since 1983. He is the editor-in-chief for the Textile Research Journal and the Journal of Industrial Textiles. He has been standing at the frontier of advanced research in technical textiles and nonwovens since he received his PhD from the Department of Material Engineering and Science at the University of Tennessee in 1995.
Dr. Christine Sun, the principal of TRA, is a globally recognized technical and market expert in nonwovens and filtration industry. With extensive experiences from both industrial (12 years) and academic (14 years) services, she has not only broad and in-depth knowledge but also hands-on experiences in the areas of advanced nonwovens, nanofibers and filtration technologies. She has authored around 100 technical publications and holds several patents in these same areas. She received the Sr. Scientist Award in 2012 from AFS and the Best Paper Award from INDA in 2008. She is the chair the ASHRAE MTG-EEC, a board director of AFS, and a member to many air/liquid filtration standard committees. She was the Technology Director of Liquid Filtration at Donaldson from 2011 to 2013 and R&D Manager at Freudenberg Filtration Technologies from 2004 to 2011.
Textile Research Journal
Journal of Industrial Textiles
AFS - American Filtration and Separation Society: http://www.afssociety.org/
INDA - The Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry www.inda.org
NAFA - National Air Filtration Association: http://www.nafahq.org/
ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers: