Majid Sarmadi

Majid Sarmadi

Rothermel Bascom Professor, Ph.D
3214 Nancy Nicholas Hall 1300 Linden Drive
608-262-7492

I don’t make textiles, I make them better and safer for people and the environment

Professor Majid Sarmadi received his PhD from Virginia Tech in 1986 in Textile Science. As Rothermel Bascom Professor of the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he directs the Textile Science specialization graduate degree in the School of Human Ecology’s Design Studies program as well as graduate students in the Materials Science graduate program. He is also a faculty member for the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University. His research focus includes: chemical properties and structures of textile fibers, plasma modifications of materials, textile flammability, wettability, dyeing and finishing. His teaching and research incorporate topics related to sustainability, and has received many awards. He is the author and co-author of more than 70 scientific papers and holds four patents in the area of plasma processing of polymeric materials and plasma technology. He has served as consultant for textile and related industries, state procurement offices, and judicial system on issues such as wettability, dyeability, flammability, and minimum specifications for carpet and other textile materials. Professor Sarmadi has served as a consultant to the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), which serves more than 220,000 students with a building budget of 5.7 billion dollars. The carpet specification that Professor Sarmadi wrote for LACCD is one of his most important contributions to the textile industry and the world as a whole. Professional magazines such as College Planning & Management and some newspapers have called his specifications “Best Practices.” Sarmadi’s Sustainable Carpet Project saved more than 40 million dollars for the State of California on one contract alone. The project has received 16 different awards including recognition from the Governor of California and the Mayor of Los Angeles.

Majid’s CV

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Sarmadi’s research focus includes: chemical properties and structures of textile fibers, plasma modifications of materials, textile flammability, wettability, dyeing and finishing. His teaching and research incorporate topics related to sustainability including recycling and purification of textile waste water. He has received many awards.

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  PATENTS:

  • Denes, F., Manolache, S., Sarmadi, M., Young, R., Ganapathy, R., Martinez-Gomez, A.,”Process for Intercalation of Spacer Molecules Between Substrates and Active Biomolecules” US6402899, June 11, 2002,       (Purchased by Industry 2013)
  • Denes, F., Sarmadi, M., and Sandberg, R., “Sealing Roller System for Surface Treatment Gas Reactors, US 6082292, awarded July1, 2000, (Purchased by Industry 2013)
  • Denes, F., Manolache, S., Sarmadi, M.,Young, R., Ganapathy, R., Martinez-Gomez, A., “Cold-Plasma Enhanced Functionalization of Organic and Inorganic Polymeric Substrates for Molecular Recognition and Molecular Manufacturing (Biotechnologgical) Application”, P99131US, OCt., 1999

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REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:

  • Chuanchom Aumnate, Natalie Rudolph, Majid Sarmadi, “Polypropylene/Polyethylene Blends, A Promising Approach for Plastic Packaging Recycling/Upcycling: Mechanical Performance in Correlation with Crystallization Behavior” Waste Management, submitted in April 2018
  • Chunanchom Aumnate, Claudia Spsicker, Raphael Kiesel , Majid Sarmadi, Natalie Rudolph, “Recycling of PP/LDEP Blend; Misceability, Thermal Properties, Rheological Behavior and Crystal Structure” Society of Plastics Engineers, ANTEC, pp 81-88. May, 2016
  • Roy Jr Gan and Majid Sarmadi “Modeling Degradation of Dye Molecules into Water, Light Molecular and Gaseous Components” AATCC Journal of Research, Vol, 2, No. 3, pp21-29, 2015
  • Y. Li, S. Manolache, Y. Qiu and M. Sarmadi, “Effect of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treatment condition on Adhesion of Ramie Fibers to Polypropylene for Composite” J of Applied Surface Sci. 364, pp294-301, 2015
  • Roy Jr Gan and Majid Sarmadi “Modeling Degradation of Dye Molecules into Water, Light Molecular and Gaseous Components” Submitted January 2014
  • V. Totolin, M. Sarmadi, S. Manolache, and F. S. Denes, “Environmentally Friendly Flame Retardant Materials Produced by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Modifications”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 124, Issue 1, pp 116-122, 2011 (URL.pdf)
  • V. Totolin, M. Sarmadi, S. Manolache, and F. S. Denes “Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Enhanced Synthesis of Flame Retardant Cellulosic Materials” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 117, 1, 2010 (URL)
  • V. Totolin, M. Sarmadi, S. Manolache, and F. S. Denes “Low Pressure, Non Equilibrium Plasma-Assisted Generation of Flame Retardant Cotton” AATCC review, Vol. 9, No 6, pp32-37, 2009 (.pdf)
  • S. N. Jampala, S. Manolache, M. Sarmadi, F. Denes, “Surface Functionalization by RF Plasma Deposition of Ethylene Diamine, Acrylonitrile and Acetonitrile”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science Vol. 107, No. 3, pp. 1686-1695, 2008 (URL.pdf)
  • S. N. Jampala, M. Sarmadi, E.B. Somers, A. Wong, F. S. Denes, “Plasma-Enhanced Synthesis of Quaternary Ammonium Thin Layers on Stainless Steel and Cellulose Surfaces, Langmuir, Vol. 24, pp 8583-8591, 2008 (.pdf)
  • Kang, J-Yun, Deivasigamani, J. and Sarmadi, M “Dyeability of Cotton Fabric Cross-linked with BTCA, AATCC Review , Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 28, April 2004
  • Kang, J-Yun and Sarmadi, M. “ Textile Plasma Treatment Review -Natural Polymer-Based Textiles”, AATCC Review , Vol.4, No. 10 pp.28, October 2004
  • Kang, J-Yun and Sarmadi, M. “Plasma Treatment of Textiles – Synthetic Polymer-Based Textiles Fibers”, AATCC Review , Vol. 4, No. 11, pp. 29, November 2004 (.pdf)
  • Ma, Y.C., Manolache, S., Sarmadi, M. and F. Denes,”Synthesis of Starch Copolymers by Silicon Tetrachloride Plasma Induced Graft Polymerization”, Starch/Stärke, Vol. 56, pp.47-57, 2004 (URL.pdf)
  • Hartig GK, Connor NP, Warner TF, Heisey DM, Sarmadi M, Conforti ML, “Testing a Device to Replace the Leech for Treating Venous Congestion” Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, 5(1) 70-77. Jan.-Feb. 2003 (.pdf)
  • Ma, Y.C., Manolache, S., Sarmadi, M. and F. Denes, “Plasma-Enhanced Synthesis of Maltodextrin-Polydimethylsiloxane Grafted-copolymers”, J. of Applied Poly Science,Vol. 80, No.8,pp.1120, 2001 (URL.pdf)
  • Negulescu, I., Despa, S. Chen, J., Collier B., Despa, M., Denes, A., Sarmadi, M., Denes, F., ”Characterizing Polyester Fabrics Treated in Electrical Discharge of Radio-Frequency Plasma”, Textile Res. J., Vol. 70, No. 1, pp. 1, 2000 (URL)
  • Ganapathy, R., Manolache, M., Sarmadi, M. and Denes, F., “Immobilization of a-Chymotrypsin on RF-Plasma Functionalized Polymer Surfaces” J. of Applied Poly Science, Vol.78, pp.1783, 2000 (URL.pdf)
  • Lee, S., Manolache, M., Sarmadi, M., , F. and Denes “Deposition of High Fluorine Content Macromolecular Thin Layer Under Continuous-Flow-System corona Discharge Conditions” Polymer Bulletin , Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 409, 1999 (URL)
  • Ganapathy, R., Sarmadi, M. and Denes, F., “Immobilization of a-Chymotrypsin on RF-Plasma Functionalized PET and PP Surfaces” J. of Biomaterials Science , Polymer Edition, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp.389, 1998 (.pdf)
  • Lee, S.D., Sarmadi, M., F. Denes, and J. L. Shohet, “Surface Modification of Polypropylene under Argon and Oxygen-RF-Plasma Conditions” Plasmas and Polymers, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 177, 1997 (URL)
  • Denes, F., Young, R. A., Sarmadi, M. “Surface Functionalization of Polymers under Cold Plasma Conditions- A Mechanistic Approach” Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp.91-112, 1997 (.pdf)
  • Ganapathy, R., X. Wang, Denes, F., and M. Sarmadi, “Primary Amine Implantation onto Polypropylene Surfaces from Melamine and Urea RF Plasmas”, Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp.181-200, 1996 (.pdf)
  • Sarmadi, M., Denes, A.R., and F. Denes, “Improved Dyeing Properties of SiCl4 Plasma Treated Polyester Fabrics”, Textile Chemist and Colorist Vol. 28, No.6, pp. 17-22, 1996 (URL)
  • Gatewood, B.M., Lews, A.M, Strauss, M.D., Robinson, A.C., Lattie, R.K., Sarmadi, A.M., Crows, P., Easter, E.P, Ladisch, M. and Brewster, M., “Evaluation of Aftertreatments for Reusing Reactive Dyes”, Textile Chemist and Colorist, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 38-42, 1996 (.pdf)
  • Sarmadi, M. and Denes, F. “Surface Modification of Polymers under Cold Plasma Conditions” TAPPI, Vol. 79, No. 8, pp. 189-204, 1996 (URL)
  • Ying, T., Sarmadi, A., Hop, C. and Denes, F. “The structure and Properties of Tin-containing Polymers Deposited From Tetramethyltin HF-Plasma”, J. of Applied Poly Science. Vol. 55, pp. 1537-1551, 1995 (URL.pdf)
  • Kwon, Y. and Sarmadi, A. “Wettability of Nonwoven Fabrics: Effect of Laundering on Water Absorption.” Clothing & Textiles Research Journal, Vol. 13, pp. 17-29, 1995 (URL)
  • Sarmadi, A., Ying, T. and Denes, F., “HMDSO-Plasma Modification of Polypropylene Fabrics”, European Polymer Journal. Vol.31, No. 9, pp. 847-857, 1995 (.pdf)
  • Denes, F., Sarmadi, A., Hop, C. and Young, R. “Plasma Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Applied Polymer Symposium, Vol. 54, pp., 55-75 1994
  • Denes, F., Sarmadi, A., Hop, C., Buncick, M. and Young, R. “Silicon Contamination of Fluorocarbon Plasma Produced in Glass Reactors” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 52, 1419-1429, 1994 (URL.pdf)
  • Denes, F., Sarmadi, A., Nayar, S., Ying, T., Hop, C. and Young, R. “Silicon Contamination of Polypropylene Films from Glass Reactors in BCl3RF Cold Plasma,” Polymer Bulletin Vol. 31, pp. 351-358, 1993 (URL.pdf)
  • Sarmadi, A. and Kwon, Y. “Improved Water Repellency and Surface Dyeing of Polyester Fabrics by Plasma Treatment” Tex. Chem. and Colorist , Vol. 25, No. 11, pp. 33-40, 1993
  • Sarmadi, A., Ying, T. and Denes, F. “Surface Modification of Polypropylene Fabrics by Acrylonitrile (AN) Cold Plasma” Textile Research J., Vol. 63, No. 12, 1993 (URL)
  • Rhee, H., Young, R. and Sarmadi, A. “The Effect of Functional Finishes and Laundering on Textile Material: Part I. Surface Characteristics” Journal of the Textile Institute Vol. 84, No. 3, pp. 394-405, 1993 (URL)
  • Rhee, H.,Young, R. and Sarmadi, A. “The Effect of Functional Finishes and Laundering on Textile Materials: Part II. Characterization of Liquid Flow” Journal of the Textile Institute Vol. 84, No. 3, pp. 406-418, 1993 (URL)
  • Sarmadi, A. Majid, Kwon, Young Ah, and Young, Raymond, “Wettability of Nonwoven Fabrics: Part I. Effect of Fluorochemical Finishes on the Water Repellency” Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 32, pp. 279-287, 1993 (.pdf)
  • Sarmadi, A., Kwon, Y. and Young, R. “Wettability of Nonwoven Fabrics: Part II. Effect of Cationic Surfactant Treatment”, Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 32, pp. 287-293, 1993 (.pdf)
  • Reagan, B., Co-Chair and Sarmadi, A., Co-Chair, Lattie, R., Easter, E., Ladisch, C., Laughlin, J., Crew, P., Johnson, D. “Influence of Fluorescent Whitening Agents on Silk Phototendering and Dye Fading” Textile Chemist and Colorist, No. 5, Vol. 22, pp. 17-21, 1990
  • Sarmadi, A. “Conformity of Purified and Unpurified Basic Dyes to Beer Lambert Law” Textile Chemist and Colorist, No. 6, Vol. 22, pp. 17-19, 1990
  • Sarmadi, A., Noel, C. and Birch, J. “Effect of Heat Treatment on Dyeability, Glass Transition Temperature, and Tensile Properties of Polyacrylonitrile Fibers” Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 29, pp. 1640-1646, 1990 (.pdf)
  • Tate, M., Young, R., and Sarmadi, A. “Aging and Removal of Stains on Cotton and Wool” Textile Chemist and Colorist, No. 2, Vol. 20, pp. 23-30, 1988
  • Hurwitz, M., Acree, W., Etters, J., Lunsford, W., Noel, C., Owen, J., Sarmadi, A. and Shaw, J. “Procedure for Determining Active Dye Content of Commercial Disperse Dyes” Textile Chemist and Colorist, No. 3, Vol. 17, pp. 27-32, 1985

RESEARCH BULLETINS, WEBSITES:

  • M. Sarmadi, Sustainable Carpet Selection and Care, for Home Owners, Website (sohe.wisc.edu/projects/carpet), 2012
  • M. Sarmadi, Sustainable Carpet and Selection and Care, for Contract use, Website (sohe.wisc.edu/projects/carpet),   to be published, 2014
  • Wadsworth, L.(Editor), Sarmadi, M.(Sub-Editor), and Warnock, M (Sub-Editor). “New Technologies for the Utilization of Textile Materials” a five year multi-state research report (12 universities and USDA-Southern Regional Research Center) Electronic Bulletin, Feb 2007
  • Warnock, M., Ferguson, R., Cloud R., Leonas, K., Ladisch, C., Gatewood, B., Ramaswami, G., Ester, P., Collier, B., Boyd, C. Crews, P., Kim, C., Sewell, J, Wadsworth, L., Sarmadi, M. “Environmental Compatibility of  Textile and other Polymeric Materials”. Southern Cooperative Series Bulletin 393 for Cooperative Regional Research Project S-250, September 1999
  • Warnock, M., Editor, Sarmadi, A., Assistant Editor, Boyd, C., Assistant Editor, “Textile Fiber Systems for Performance and Protection and Comfort” Southern Cooperative Series Bulletin 357 for Cooperative Regional Research Project S-250, June 1994
  • Horswill, M.,Young, R., Gordon, B., and Sarmadi, A.  “Characterization and Preservation of Weighted Silk” Textile Conservation Newsletter, Spring 1992
  • Wentz, M. and Sarmadi, A.  “Effects of Functional Textile Finishes on Comfort and Protection of Consumers” Southern Cooperative Series Bulletin 357 for Cooperative Regional Research Project S-163, Editors:  McClaskey, B., Warnock, M., Ferguson, E.R., Clemson University, July 1991 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:       

  • Majid Sarmadi* Spectrophotometric Color Measurement for Textile Industry & the New Fluorescent Pink Hunting Clothing, A Color: Pixels Palettes & Perception national Symposium, UW-Madison, March 2018, (abstract)
  • Majid Sarmadi*, “Farmlands for Plastics, Textiles, Dyes or Food: Are Bio-Based Materials Really” Are Bio-Based Materials Really Sustainable? the International Fiber Society Conference in GA, Sustainable? Nov, 9, GA, 2017, Invited, (Abstract) 
  • Majid Sarmadi*, etl. “High Resolution Scanning Digitization of World Historic Textiles” International Union of Material Research Society and The Material Research Society of Japan, Forum on Advanced Materials Science and Technology for Cultural Assets, Kyoto Japan, August 2017 Invited (Abstract)
  • Majid Sarmadi* “Farmlands for Plastics, Textiles, Dyes or Food: Are Bio-Based Materials Really Sustainable?” Society of Plastics Engineers, ANTEC, pp 1723-1729, May, 2016
  • Majid Sarmadi*, et el. “High Resolution Digitization of Historic Textiles” The First International Conference and Workshop on Advances in Digitization of world Cultural Heritage, Feb 22-24, Tehran Iran, 2016, Invited
  • Majid Sarmadi*, et. el., “High Resolution Scanning Digitization of World Historic Textiles” “The 2nd Conference on High Resolution Imaging Technology for the Preservation of Cultural Artifacts” China, April, 2016, Invited
  • Ying Li1,3, Sorin Manolache2, Yiping Qiu1, and Majid Sarandi*, “Atmospheric-Pressure Plasma Modification of Ramie Fibers to Reinforce Polypropylene Composites” International Conference on Plasma and Application, Esfahan, Iran, September 2015, Invited (abstract)
  • Majid Sarmadi*, “Sustainability of Natural-based Materials vs. Synthetics: Myth and Reality” 8th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Dubuque, IA, Oct. 2015, Invited (abstract)
  • M. Sarmadi*, “Advantages and Disadvantages of Plasma treatment of Textile Materials”, 21st International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Antalya Turkey, April 2014, (Abstract)
  • Y. Li, S. Manolache, Y. Qiu and M. Sarmadi*, “Atmospheric-Pressure Plasma Modification of Ramie Fibers in Alcohol-Vapors Environment” the 9th International Conference on Plasma Assisted Technologies, St. Petersburg Russia, June 2014, (Abstract)
  • M. Sarmadi*, Advantages and Disadvantages of Plasma Treatment of Textile Materials, 21st International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Cairns Australia, August, 2013.
  • Hasti Mirkia*, Arash Sangari, Mark Nelson, Majid Sarmadi, Amir Asadi “Computational Architectural Neuroscience: Towards the Computational Theory of the Human Brain Interactions with Architectural Design” The 2012 World Congress in Computer Science Computer Engineering and Applied Computing, Las Vegas, July 2012
  • V. Totolin, M. Sarmadi, S. Manolache, and F. S. Denes “Obtaining Flame Retardant Cotton Fabric from Silicone Based Compounds by Plasma Processes”, AATCC International Conference, Atlanta, May 2010
  • V. Totolin, M. Sarmadi, S. Manolache, and F. S. Denes “Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Enhanced Synthesis of Green Flame Retardant Cellulosic Materials” ACS National Meeting & exposition, San Francisco, March 2010, (Abstract)
  • V. Totolin, M. Sarmadi, S. Manolache, and F. S. Denes, “Cold Plasma Treatment Improvement of the Natural Polymers’ Flame Retardant Properties” 38th ACS Great Lakes Regional Meeting, Chicago, May 2009, (Abstract)
  • V. Totolin, M. Sarmadi*, S. Manolache, and F. S. Denes “Low Pressure, Non Equilibrium Plasma-Assisted Generation of Flame Retardant Cotton” The 1st International Coference on Sustainable Textiles Wuxi, China, Oct. 2008. (Abstract) Conference, Knoxville, Ten, April 2006, Invited
  • S. Jampala, M. Sarmadi*, S. Manolache A. Wong, F. S. Denes “Cold Plasma implantation of Antimicrobal Surfaces on Polymeric and Non-polymeric Substrates”, Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Nashville Tennessee, January 2008, (Abstract)
  • *Sarmadi, M., Soujanya N. Jampala, S. Manolache, A. C. L. Wong, M. A., Denes, F. “Plasma-Enhanced Synthesis of Surfaces That Kill bacteria on Contact” 4th International Conference ATNT Coimbatore, India, June 2007, Keynote Lecture, (Abstract)
  • Jampala, S.N., Manolache, S., K. Leonas, Denes,F, *Sarmadi, M. Antibacterial Cellulose Surfaces Using Plasma Polymerization. 233red American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Chicago IL, March 2007, (Abstract)
  • *Soujanya N. Jampala, S. Manolache, A. C. L. Wong, M. A. Sarmadi, M., Denes, F., “Plasma-enhanced Synthesis of Bactericidal Quaternary Ammonium Groups”, Society of Biomaterials Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2007 (abstract)
  • *Sarmadi, M.,Jampala, S.N., Manolache, S., and Denes, F. Antibacterial Surfaces Using Plasma-Enhanced Coating/Functionalization, 15th Annual TANCON Conference, Knoxville, Ten April 2006, Invited, (Abstract)
  • S. N. Jampala*, S. Manolache, A.Wong, K. Leonas, M. Sarmadi, F. S. Denes, “Plasma-enhanced generation of antibacterial surfaces”, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2006 (Abstract)
  • S. N. Jampala,* S. Manolache, M. Sarmadi, F. S. Denes, “Plasma-enhanced synthesis of quaternary ammonium groups for antibacterial surfaces”, BioInterface, San Mateo, CA, 2006 (poster) (Abstract)
  • S. N. Jampala*, S. Manolache, M. Sarmadi, F. S. Denes, “Plasma-enhanced synthesis of surfaces that kill bacteria on contact”, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2006 (poster)
  • Sarmadi, M.,Jampala, S.N., Manolache, S., and Denes, F. “ Deposition of Reactive Functionalities by Plasma Polymerization of Nitrogen-Containing Compounds” Twelfth Annual International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain August 1-6, 2005
  • Denes, F., Manolache, S., Ma, Y., Martinez-Gomez, A., Yong, R.,and Sarmadi, M., “ Plasma Surface Modification of Polysaccharides-Grafting and Immobilization of Enzymes. ACS, Division of Cellulose, Paper & Textile, 221st ACS National Meeting, April 2001
  • Manolache, S., Young, R., Sarmadi, M. Ganapathy, R., Martinez-Gomez, A., and Denes, F., “Surface Funtionalization of Organic and Inorganic Polymeric Substrates”, 7th Pacific Polymer Conference (International), Oaxaca, Mexico, December 2001
  • Sarmadi, M., Ma, Y. C., Denes, F., “Plasma-Enhanced Synthesis of Maltodextrin-Polydimethylsiloxane Graft-Copolymers”, Poly Millennial 2000, POLY International Polymer Symposium, Book of abstracts, Walkoloa, Hawaii, December, 2000
  • Denes, F., Manolache, S., Young, R. A., and Sarmadi, M., “Surface Functionalization of Inorganic and Organic Polymeric Substructures Under RF-Plasma Conditions”, Poly Millennial 2000, POLY International Polymer Symposium, Book of abstracts, Walkoloa, Hawaii, December, 2000
  • Manolache, S., Young R. A., Sarmadi, M., Martinez-Gomez,A. J., Ganapathy, R., and Denes, F. “Immobilization of Chymotrypsin and Papain on Rf-Plasma Functionalized Natural and Synthetic Polymers”,   Poly Millennial 2000, POLY International Polymer Symposium, Book of abstracts, Walkoloa, Hawaii, December, 2000
  • Lee*, S.D., Sarmadi, M., F. Denes, F. “Surface Modification of Polyethylene Under Reactive-Gas Corona-Discharge Conditions”, International Symposium on High and low Temperature Plasma Chemistry, (5 page Summary), Cork Ireland, August, 1998
  • Lee, S.D., Sarmadi*, M., F. Denes, and Lynch, J. “Gas Corona Treatment of Polypropylene Films and Fabrics” 7th Annual Conference, TANDEC, Knoxville, Tenn., Nov., 1997, Invited
  • Sarmadi, A.M., Wang, X.F., and Denes, F., “Surface Amination of Polypropylene Fabrics under Melamine-RF-Cold Plasma Conditions”, ISPC-12, Minneapolis, MN, August, 1995
  • Sarmadi, A.M., Denes, A.R., and F. Denes, ” Improved Dyeing Properties of SiCl4-Plasma Treated Polyester Fabrics”, International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC-12), Minneapolis, Minnesota, August, 1995 (preliminary results)
  • Gatewood, B.M., Lattie, R.K., Sarmadi, A.M., Lewis, A.M., and Robinson, A.C., “Evaluation of Aftertreatments for Reusing Reactive Dyes”, AATCC International Technical Conference, Book of Papers, October, 1995
  • F. Denes, A.M. Sarmadi, R.A. Young and J.L. Shohet, “Plasma Synthesis of Polymeric Thin-layer Networks From High Molecular Weight Polysiloxanes”, ISPC-12, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August, 1995
  • Sarmadi, A.M., Denes, A.R., and F. Denes, “Improved Dyeing Properties of SiCl4-Plasma Treated Polyester Fabrics”, AATCC International Conference, Atlanta GA, Oct., 1995
  • Sarmadi, A. and Denes, F. “Surface Modification of Polymers under Cold Plasma Conditions” TAPPI Nonwovens Conference Tampa, FL, March 1995
  • Sarmadi, A. and Ying, T. “Hexamethyldisiloxane (HMDSO) Plasma Surface Modification and Grafting of Polypropylene Fabrics” 11th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Loughborough, UK, August 1993
  • Sarmadi, A., Kwon, Y. “Surface Dyeing of Fabrics by Plasma Treatment” AATCC International Dyeing Symposium, Charlotte, NC, 1992
  • Reagan, B. and Sarmadi, A., Co-Chairs, Lattie, R., Easter, E., Ladisch, C., Laughlin, J., Crews, P., Johnson, D. “Influence of Fluorescent Whitening Agents on Silk Phototendering and Dye Fading” AATCC International Technical Conference, Book of Papers, pp. 37-42, October 1989
  • Sarmadi, A. and Tate, M. “A Survey of Carpet Selection and Care” Proceedings of the Conference on “Today’s Technologies for Carpet Manufacturing” Clemson Un., Clemson, SC, March 1989
  • Tate, M., Young, R. and Sarmadi, A., “Aging and Removal of Stains on Cotton and Wool” AATCC Book of Papers, International Technical Conference, Charlotte, NC, October 1987

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:        

  • Majid Sarmadi, “Environmental Impact of Natural vs Synthetic Polymers, Chemicals and Dyes” , The 2018 World Congress on Advances in Civil, Environment & Materials Research, Incheon, Korea, August 2018
  • Majid Sarmadi, “Spectrophotometric Color Measurement for Textile Industry & the New Fluorescent Pink Hunting Clothing, A Color”, Pixels Palettes & Perception National Symposium, UW-Madison, March 2018
  • Majid Sarmadi, “Farmlands for Plastics, Textiles, Dyes or Food: Are Bio-Based Materials Really” Are Bio-Based Materials Really Sustainable? the International Fiber Society Conference in GA, Sustainable? Nov, 9, GA, 2017, Invited
  • Majid Sarmadi*, etl. “High Resolution Scanning Digitization of World Historic Textiles” International Union of Material Research Society and The Material Research Society of Japan, Forum on Advanced Materials Science and Technology for Cultural Assets, Kyoto Japan, August 2017 Invited
  • Majid Sarmadi, “Can we Really Recycling of Thermoplastics?”, Hatch Annual Research Meeting, Athens GA, Nov 2017
  • Majid Sarmadi* Green Flame Retardant for Cellulosic Material, University of Cincinnati, Sept, 2016, Invited
  • Majid Sarmadi* “Farmlands for Plastics, Textiles, Dyes or Food: Are Bio-Based Materials Really Sustainable?”  Society of Plastics Engineers, ANTEC®   Indianapolis, May, 2016
  • Chunanchom Aumnate* Claudia Spsicker, Raphael Kiesel , Majid Sarmadi, Natalie Rudolph, “Recycling of PP/LDEP Blend; Miscibility, Thermal Properties, Rheological Behavior and Crystal Structure” ?”  Society of Plastics Engineers, ANTEC®,   Indianapolis, May, 2016
  • Majid Sarmadi*, et .el. “High Resolution Digitization of Historic Textiles” The First International Conference and Workshop on Advances in Digitization of world Cultural Heritage, Feb 22-24, Tehran Iran, 2016, Invited
  • Majid Sarmadi, et. el., “High Resolution Scanning Digitization of World Historic Textiles”  China, “The 2nd Conference on High Resolution Imaging Technology for the Preservation of Cultural Artifacts” April, 2016, Invited
  • Ying Li, Sorin Manolache, Yiping Qiu, and Majid Sarandi*, Atmospheric-Pressure Plasma Modification of Ramie Fibers to Reinforce Polypropylene Composites” International Conference on Plasma and Application, Esfahan, Iran, September 2015, Invited
  • Majid Sarmadi*, “Sustainability of Natural-based Materials vs. Synthetics: Myth and Reality” 8th Annual Growing sustainable Communities Conference, Dubuque, IA, Oct. 2015, Invited
  • Majid Sarmadi*, “Sustainability of Natural-based Materials vs. Synthetics: Myth and Reality”, Forum on Rethinking Our Consumption: Beyond Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, , UW-Madison, Feb 26, 2015, Invited
  • Chunachom Aumnate, Majid Sarmadi*, Natalie Rudolph, “Behavioral Study of Business School, Engineering School, and School of Human Ecology Building  of UW-Madison”, Hatch Annual Multi-State Meeting, Oct. Raleigh N.C., 2015
  • Roy Jr Gan and Majid Sarmadi* “Modeling Degradation of Dye Molecules into Water, Light Molecular and Gaseous Components” Hatch Annual Multi-State Meeting, Raleigh N.C., 2015
  • M. Sarmadi*, “Advantages and Disadvantages of Plasma treatment of Textile Materials”, 21st International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Antalya Turkey, April 2014, Invited
  • Y. Li, S. Manolache, Y. Qiu and M. Sarmadi*, “Atmospheric-Pressure Plasma Modification of Ramie Fibers in Alcohol-Vapors Environment” the 9th International Conference on Plasma Assisted Technologies, St. Petersburg Russia, June 2014. Invited
  • Roy Jr Gan and Majid Sarmadi* “Preliminary Results on Modeling Degradation of Dye Molecules into Water, Light Molecular and Gaseous Components”, Hatch Annual Meeting, Washington DC, November 2013
  • M. Sarmadi*, “Advantages and Disadvantages of Plasma treatment of Textile Materials”, 21st International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Cairns Australia, August, 2013.
  • M. Sarmadi*,Purification of Textile Dyeing Waste Water, Hatch Meeting”, Atlanta, May 2013
  • Majid Sarmadi* and Arezoo Movaghar “Sustainability and Hygiene of Paper Towels vs. Electrical Hand Dryers” special seminar organized by UW purchasing, Madison Summer, 2013     Invited
  • Majid Sarmadi* “Global Sustainability, Choices and Consequences”, UW- Sustainability Council, April 2013, Invited
  • M. Sarmadi*, “Sustainable Carpet and Care, for Home Owners “, Poster and Website presentation, Design gallery, UW-Madison, spring 2013
  • V. Totolin, M. Sarmadi*, S.O. Manolache, F. Denes, Cold Plasma Improvement of the Natural Polymers’ Flame Retardant Properties, Poster and Website presentation, Design Gallery, UW-Madison, 2012
  • M. Sarmadi*, “The Sustainable Carpet Project”, Poster and Website presentation, Design Gallery, UW-Madison, fall 2012
  • Majid Sarmadi*, “Global Environmental Sustainability; Choices and Consequences”, People Sustainability Program, UW-Milwaukee, December 2012, Keynote speaker
  • Majid Sarmadi*, “Environmental Sustainability, Natural vs. Synthetic Materials; What should I teach My Students”, 2012 WFCE Annual Conference, August 2012, Invited
  • Majid Sarmadi* STEM Knitting Project, “The Science of Natural Fibers”July 2012, Invited
  • Hasti Mirkia*, Arash Sangari, Mark Nelson, Majid Sarmadi, Amir Asadi “Computational Architectural Neuroscience: Towards the Computational Theory of the Human Brain Interactions with Architectural Design” The 2012 World Congress in Computer Science Computer Engineering and Applied Computing, Las Vegas, July 2012 
  • Majid Sarmadi*, “Sustainability of Natural Fibers and Dyes: Myth and Reality” Weston Roundtable series, UW-Madison, September 2011, Invited
  • V. Totolin*, M. Sarmadi,S.O. Manolache, F. Denes, “Atmospheric pressure plasma enhanced synthesis of green flame retardant cellulosic materials”, Minilubes Scientific Fellows' Congress, Vigo, Spain, 2011
  • Majid Sarmadi*, “Global Sustainability; What a Designer Should Know” Innovation in Sustainable Design Through the Arts; Pursuing a More Sustainable Wisconsin: Innovation in Buildings, Energy and Food system, Fifth Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, Madison WI, April 20, 2011
  • Majid Sarmadi*, “Global Sustainability; The Role of Textile Industry” AATCC Midwest section, St. Paul Minnesota Feb 2011, Invited
  • V. Totolin*, M. Sarmadi,S.O. Manolache, F. Denes, “Synthesis of Green Flame Retardant Cellulosic Materials”, Hatch meeting, Washington DC, April 2011.
  • V. Totolin, M. Sarmadi*, S.O. Manolache, F. Denes, “Synthesis of Green Flame Retardant Cellulosic Materials”, Hatch meeting, Washington DC, April 2011.
  • M. Sarmadi*, “Plasma Chemistry and its Application in Textile and other Polymeric Industries”, Materials Science Department, UW-Madison, Fall 2011.
  • Majid Sarmadi*, “Global Environmental Sustainability; What Can I do to Help” In the Global Hot Spots series. Sept. 2010, Invited (it is also broad casted a few times a year from WI Public TV, 2010-present)
  • V. Totolin, M. Sarmadi*, S. Manolache, and F. S. Denes “Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Enhanced Synthesis of Green Flame Retardant Cellulosic Materials” ACS National Meeting & exposition, San Francisco, March 2010
  •  V. Totolin*, M.Sarmadi, S. Manolache, and F. S. DenesObtaining Flame Retardant Cotton Fabric from Silicone Based Compounds by Plasma Processes, AATCC International Conference, Atlanta, May 2010
  • Majid Sarmadi*, “Sustainability, the Role of Retail Industry” Retail Symposiums, Madison WI, Invited, 2009
  • Majid Sarmadi*, “Environmental Sustainability and Fashion”, United Nation Association of the Dane County, Madison, Was also broad cast a few times from Wisconsin Public TV, 2009
  • Majid Sarmadi*, “Environmental Sustainability and Fashion”, United Nation Association of the Dane County, Madison, Invited, (it was also broad casted a few times from Madison Public TV, 2009)
  • V. Totolin,* M. Sarmadi, S. Manolache, and F. S. Denes, “Cold Plasma Treatment Improvement of the Natural Polymers’ Flame Retardant Properties” 38th Great Lakes Regional Meeting, Chicago, May 200
  • M. Sarmadi, “UN Millennium Development Goal of Sustainability; What is the Role of Textile and Fashion Industry” United Nations Associations of Dane County, Madison WI, November, 2009, Invited
  • M. Sarmadi*, Environmental Sustainability and Fashion; What Can I do to Help” Act For the World: Educational Forum on the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, WU-Madison, October 2009, Invited
  • V. Totolin, M. Sarmadi*, S. Manolache, and F. S. Denes “Low Pressure, Non Equilibrium Plasma-Assisted Generation of Flame Retardant Cotton” The 1st International Conference on Sustainable Textiles Wuxi, China, Oct. 2008, Invited
  • S. Jampala, M. Sarmadi*, S. Manolache, A. Wong, F. S. Denes “Cold Plasma implantation of Antimicrobial Surfaces on Polymeric and Non-polymeric Substrates”, Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Nashville Tennessee, January 2008
  • *Sarmadi, M., Soujanya N. Jampala, S. Manolache, A. C. L. Wong, M. A., Denes, F. “Plasma-Enhanced Synthesis of Surfaces That Kill bacteria on Contact” 4th International Conference ATNT Coimbatore, India, June 2007, Keynote Lecture
  • Jampala, S.N., Manolache, S., K. Leonas, Denes, *Sarmadi, M. Antibacterial Cellulose Surfaces Using Plasma Polymerization. 233red American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Chicago IL, March 2007
  • *Soujanya N. Jampala, S. Manolache, A. C. L. Wong, M. A. Sarmadi,M., Denes, F., “Plasma-enhanced Synthesis of Bactericidal Quaternary Ammonium Groups”, Society of Biomaterials Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2007 (poster)
  • *Sarmadi, M.,Jampala, S.N., Manolache, S., and Denes, F. Antibacterial Surfaces Using Plasma-Enhanced Coating/Functionalization, 15th Annual TANCON Conference, Knoxville, Ten April 2006 Invited
  • S. N. Jampala*, S. Manolache, A.Wong, K. Leonas, M. Sarmadi, F. S. Denes, “Plasma-enhanced generation of antibacterial surfaces”, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2006
  • S. N. Jampala,* S. Manolache, M. Sarmadi, F. S. Denes, “Plasma-enhanced synthesis of quaternary ammonium groups for antibacterial surfaces”, BioInterface, San Mateo, CA, 2006, (poster)
  • S. N. Jampala*, S. Manolache, M. Sarmadi, F. S. Denes, “Plasma-enhanced synthesis of surfaces that kill bacteria on contact”, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2006 (poster)
  • *Sarmadi, M.,Jampala, S.N., Manolache, S., and Denes, F. “ Deposition of Reactive Functionalities by
  • Plasma Polymerization of Nitrogen-Containing Compounds” Twelfth Annual International Conference on
  • Composites/Nano Engineering, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain August 1-6, 2005
  • *Jampala S.N., Manolache, S., Sarmadi, M., and Denes, F., Plasma deposition of reactive Functionalities for Antibacterial Surfaces, Food Research Institute, UW-Madison, September 28, 2005
  • *Sarmadi, M., “Mathematics in Iranian Architectural Patterns and Design” International Learning Community, UW-Madison, Spring 2005
  • *Sarmadi, M., Denes, F., Denes A., Manolache, S., Ying, T., Kwon, A., Young, R., and Lee, S.,“What is New in Plasma Modification of Textile and Polymeric Materials” ASTM International, Committee D13 on Textiles, VA, October 2002, Invited
  • *Sarmadi, M., Denes, F., Denes A., Manolache, S., Ying, T., Kwon, A., Young, R., Lee, S., and Wang, X., “Non-Equilibrium Plasma Modification of Textile Materials” 7th Pacific Polymer Conference (International), Oaxaca, Mexico, December 2001, Invited
  • *Manolache, S., Young, R., Sarmadi, M. Ganapathy, R., Martinez-Gomez, A., and Denes, F., “Surface
  • Funtionalization of Organic and inorganic Polymeric Substrates”, 7th Pacific Polymer Conference
  • (International), Oaxaca, Mexico, December 2001
  • *Denes, F., Manolache, S., Ma, Y., Martinez-Gomez, A., Yong, R.,and Sarmadi, M., “ Plasma Surface Modification of Polysaccharides-Grafting and Immobilization of Enzymes. ACS, Division of Cellulose, Paper & Textile, 221st ACS National Meeting, April 2001
  • *Sarmadi, M., Ma, Y. C., Denes, F., “Plasma-Enhanced Synthesis of Maltodextrin-Polydimethylsiloxane Graft-Copolymers”, Poly Millennial 2000, POLY International Polymer Symposium, Book of abstracts, Walkoloa, Hawaii, December, 2000
  • *Denes, F., Manolache, S., Young, R. A., and Sarmadi, M., “Surface Functionalization of Inorganic and Organic Polymeric Substructures Under RF-Plasma Conditions”, Poly Millennial 2000, POLY International Polymer Symposium, Book of abstracts, Walkoloa, Hawaii, December, 2000
  • *Manolache, S., Young R. A., Sarmadi, M., Martinez-Gomez,A. J., Ganapathy, R., and Denes, F. “Immobilization of Chymotrypsin and Papain on Rf-Plasma Functionalized Natural and Synthetic Polymers”, Poly Millennial 2000, POLY International Polymer Symposium, Walkoloa, Hawaii, December, 2000 
  • Invited by Chinese Academy of Science to visit Chinese Universities; Three Papers on Plasma Treatment of Materials were presented at each of the following four Universities, March 1999:
  1. China Textile University, Department of Basic Science, Shanghai
  2. Fudan University, State Key Labs for Material Modification Shanghai
  3. Dallian University of Technology, State Key Lab for Materials Modification, Dallian
  4. Chinese Academy of Science, State Key Lab for Surface Physics, Beijing
  • Lee, S.D., Manolache, S., Sarmadi*, M. and Denes, F. “Variable Pressure, Reactive-Gas Corona Treatment of Polyethylene Films” Panel presentation with Lee) ACS, Baton Rouge, Nov., 1998
  • Lee*, S.D., Sarmadi, M., F. Denes, F. “Surface Modification of Polyethylene under Reactive-Gas Corona-Discharge Conditions” Materials Research Society, Ireland, August, 1998
  • Lee*, S.D., Sarmadi, M., F. Denes, F. “Surface Modification of Polyethylene under Reactive-Gas Corona-Discharge Conditions” Materials Research Society, Boston, 1998
  • Ganapathy*, R, S. Manolache, Sarmadi, M. and Denes, F., “Immobilization of a-Chymotrypsin on RF-Plasma Functionalized Polyethyleneterephtalate (PET), Polypropylene (PP) and Polystyrene (PS)” Materials Research Society, Boston, 1998
  • Sarmadi*, M. Biodegradation or Recycling: Which Rout to Take, the Rotary International Club (Downtown Madison), May, 1998, Invited
  • Lee, S.D, Sarmadi*, M., F. Denes, and Lynch, J. “Gas Corona Treatment of Polypropylene Films and Fabrics”, 7th Annual Con., TANDEC, Knoxville, TN., Nov., 1997, Invited
  • Denes*, F., Young, R. A., Sarmadi, M. “Surface Functionalization of Polymers under Cold Plasma Conditions- A Mechanistic Approach” 14th Conference of Photopolymer Science and Technology, Symposium on Plasma Treatment for Functionalization of Polymer Surfaces, Tokyo, Japan, June, 1997
  • Ganapathy, R., Sarmadi*, M. and Denes, F., “Immobilization of a-Chymotrypsin on RF-Plasma Functionalized PET Film Surfaces” National American Chemical Society, San Francisco, April 13-17, 1997
  • Ganapathy, R., X. Wang, Denes, F., and *Sarmadi, A.M., “Primary Amine Implantation onto Polypropylene Surfaces from Melamine and Urea RF Plasmas”, 13th Photopolymer Science and Technology, Symposium on Plasma Treatment for Functionalization of Polymer Surfaces, Tokyo Japan, June, 1996, Keynote Speaker
  • Huang, W., and *Sarmadi, M. “Assessing Biodegradation of Selected Textile Fabrics” 211th ACS National Meeting, Division of Cellulose, Paper and Textiles, Symposium on Structure and Modification of Natural and Synthetic Fibers, New Orleans, LA, March 1996
  • Denes, A.R., F. Denes, Kwon, Y. and *Sarmadi, M. “Dyeing of Fibrous Materials Using Plasma Technique,” AATCC Midwest Section, Chicago, Oct. 1996, Invited
  • *Simon, D., Chen, J.Y., Negulescu, I., Denes, A.R., Sarmadi, M., and Denes, F., “Kwawbata Evaluation of Plasma-Treated Polyester Fabrics” AATCC International Technical Conference, Nashville, Tenn. Oct., 1996
  • *Denes, F, Young R. and Sarmadi, A. M, “New Polymer Synthesized Under Cold Plasma Conditions- A Mechanistic Approach, Fourth Pacific Polymer Federation Conference”, Kauai, Hawaii, December 12-16, 1995, Invited
  • *Gatewood, B.M., Lattie, R.K., Sarmadi, A.M., Lewis, A.M., and Robinson, A.C., “Evaluation of Aftertreatments for Reusing Reactive Dyes”, AATCC International Technical Conf., Oct, 1995
  • *Sarmadi, A.M., Denes, A.R., and F. Denes, “Improved Dyeing Properties of SiCl4-Plasma Treated
  • Polyester Fabrics”, AATCC International Conference, Atlanta GA, Oct., 1995, Invited
  • *Sarmadi, A.M., Wang, X.F., and Denes, F., “Surface Amination of Polypropylene Fabrics under Melamine-RF-Cold Plasma Conditions”, ISPC-12, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August, 1995
  • *Denes, F., Sarmadi, A.M., Young, R., and J.L. Shohet, “Plasma Synthesis of Polymeric Thin-layer Network from High Molecular Weight Polysiloxanes”, ISPC-12, Minneapolis, Min., August, 1995
  • Sarmadi, A.M., Denes, A.R*, and F. Denes, Improved Dyeing Properties of SiCl4-Plasma Treated Polyester Fabrics, ISPC-12, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August, 1995 (a preliminary result)
  • *Sarmadi, A.M and Denes, F. “Surface Modification of Polymers under Cold Plasma Conditions” TAPPI Nonwovens Conference Tampa, FL, March 1995, Invited
  • *Sarmadi, A., Ying, T.H. and Denes, F. “Surface Modification of Polypropylene Fabrics by Cold Plasma Polymerization/Deposition: Improved Water Absorbency/Repellency “, the Fiber Society, Annapolis, MD, May 1994
  • *Sarmadi, A., Denes, F., Ying, T.H. “Surface Functionalization of Polypropylene Fabrics from Aromatic Amine HF Plasmas” American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, March 1994
  • *Denes, F., Young, R., and Sarmadi, A.M., “Mechanisms of Polymer Formation from MMA, HMDSO and TMT Cold Plasmas” MACROAKRON, 94, 35th International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry, International Symposium on Macromolecules, July 1994
  • *Sarmadi, A. “Wool: How it Differs from Other Fibers”, Wisconsin Sheep Industry Conference, Madison, WI, March, 1994, Invited
  • *Sarmadi, A., Ying, T., and Denes, F. “The Structure and Properties of Tin-Containing Polymers
  • Deposited from Tetramethyltin”. International Symposium on Plasma Polymerization/Deposition: Fundamental and Applied Aspects, Las Vegas, November 1993
  • *Denes, F., Young, R. and Sarmadi, A. “Interpretation of MS Fragmentation Patterns for Prediction of Plasma Polymer Structures” International Symposium on Plasma Polymerization/Deposition: Fundamental and Applied Aspects, Las Vegas, NV, Nov., 1993
  • *Sarmadi, A. and T. Ying, “Hexamethyldisiloxane (HMDSO) Plasma Surface Modification and Grafting of Polypropylene Fabrics” 11th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Loughborogh, UK, August 1993
  • Sarmadi, A.,*Ying, T., Denes, F. “Deposition of Tin and Tin-Containing Polymers on Polypropylene Fabrics from Tetramethyltin-RF Plasma” American Chemical Society, National Meeting, August 1993
  • *Sarmadi,A. and Ying, T. “Surface Modification of Polymeric Material by Plasma Treatment Using Organic and Inorganic Compounds”, Poster presented at the Plasma Deposition and Polymerization Workshop. Engineering Research Center for Plasma-Aided Manufacturing, Madison, I, Feb., 1993
  • *Denes, F., Sarmadi, A., Hop, C. and Young, R. “Mechanism of Plasma Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate” American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, 1993
  • *Ying, T., Sarmadi, A. and Denes, F. “Surface Modification of Polypropylene Fabrics by Acrylonitrile (AN) Cold Plasma” Poster Presented at 39th National AVS Symposium and Topical Conferences, Chicago, IL, November 1992
  • *Sarmadi, A. and Ying. T. “Surface Modification of Textile Material by Plasma Treatment”, Poster presented at Technology Transfer Week, Madison, WI, September 1992
  • *Sarmadi, A. and Kwon, Y. “Surface Modification of Fabrics by Plasma Treatment” the Fiber Society and European Association for Composite Materials and Institute Textile de France, Bordeaux France, April 1992
  • *Sarmadi, A. and Kwon. Y. “Surface Dying of Plasma Treated Fabrics” AATCC International Dyeing Symposium Charlotte, NC, June 1992
  • *Sarmadi, A. “Surface Modification of Olefin Fabrics by Plasma” Plasma Deposition and Polymerization Workshop, Engineering Research Center for Plasma-Aided Manufacturing, Madison, March 1992
  • *Sarmadi, A., Kwon, Y. and Young, R. “Effect of Soil Release and Anti-Static Finishes on the Interaction between Liquid Fiber/Fabric” American Chemical Society National Meeting, the Cellulose, Paper and Textile Division, Atlanta, GA, April 1991
  • *Sarmadi, A. “Wettability of Nonwoven Fabrics” Amir Kabir University of Technology, Tehran Iran, August 1991
  • *Sarmadi, A. and Kwon, Y. “Surface Modification of Fibrous Materials by Plasma Treatment” Engineering Research Center, UW-Madison, June 1991
  • *Sarmadi, A. “Effect of Oxygen Plasma Treatment on Polypropylene Fabrics” Engineering Research Center, UW-Madison, Fall 1991
  • *Sarmadi, A. “Color Research & Technology,” a panel presentation with Dohr and Portillo, M. on “Volume Color: Environment and Behavior Systems Approach” Environmental Design Research Association, Annual Conference, Champaign, IL, April 1990
  • *Sarmadi, A. “Today’s Color Technologies for Interior Design Research,” a panel presentation with Joy Dohr and M. Portillo, on “Color, Design and Technology: A Systems Approach for Research, Instruction and Practice.” Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) National Conference, San Francisco, CA, 1990
  • *Sarmadi, A. “Purification of Basic Dyes” AATCC, Midwest Section, Chicago, November 1989
  • *Sarmadi, A. “Conformity of Purified and Unpurified Basic Dyes to Beer Lambert Law” ACS National meeting, The Cellulose, Paper and Textile Division, Miami Beach, FL, September 1989
  • *Sarmadi, A., Noel, C., and Birch, J. “Effect of Heat Treatment on Dyeability, Glass Transition Temperature, and Tensile Properties of Polyacrylonitrile Fibers” ACS meeting, The Cellulose, Paper and Textile Division, Miami Beach, FL, September 1989
  • *Reagan, B. and Sarmadi, A., Co-Chairs, Lattie, R., Easter, E., Ladisch, C., Laughlin, J., Crews, P., Johnson, D. “Influence of Fluorescent Whitening Agents on Silk Photo tendering and Dye Fading” AATCC International Technical Conference, Philadelphia, October 1989
  • *Sarmadi, A. and Tate, M. “A Survey of Carpet Selection and Care” Conference on: “Today’s Technologies for Carpet Manufacturing.” Clemson University, Clemson, SC, March 1989
  • *Tate, M., Young, R. and Sarmadi, A. “Aging and Removal of Stains on Cotton and Wool” AATCC International Technical Conference, Charlotte, NC, October 1987
  • *Hurwitz, M., Acree, W., Etters, J., Lunsford, W., Noel, C., Owen, J., Sarmadi, A. and Shaw, J. “Procedure for Determining Active Dye Content of Commercial Disperse Dyes.” AATCC 1984 International Technical Conference, Chicago, 1984

*Presenter of the paper

 

ETD 251         Textile Science, Spring or Fall, 1986-present

ETD 252         Textile Science Lab (supervised), one or two labs per year.1987-1999

ETD 451         Color Theory and Technology, every fall 1988-Present

ETD 452         Textile Analyses, fall 1989

ETD 561         Textiles: Specification and End Use Analysis, every spring, 1988- present

ETD and Forestry 619    Synthetic Fibers, spring 1996, 1998

ETD and Forestry 620    Dyeing of Fibrous Material, spring, 1997

ETD 652         Recent Developments in Textile and Clothing, spring 1992

ETD 699         Independent Study in Analysis of Dyeing Behavior of Four Different Types of Saffron, spring 2006

ETD 699         Independent Study in Plasma Modification and Polymerization, fall 1992, summer 1993, fall 1995

ETD 699         Independent Study in Dyeing, 7 students, spring 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990

ETD 699         Independent Study in Geotextiles, 4 credits, 1988

ETD 699         Independent Study in Reinforced Composite 4 credits, 2003

ETD 691         Senior Theses, 1987, 1988, 1991, 2003

Forestry  and ETD 615         Fiber and Polymer Science, Spring 1988, 1991, 1994 (Co-lect. with R. Young.)

Forestry 901    Colloquium, fall 1989 (Co-lectured with R. Young)

ETD 990         Research 1986-Present

ETD 999         Independent Study in Plasma Treatment of Fibrous Materials, Spring 1994,  Fall 1994, Fall 1995, 1996, 1997,1998 and Summer 2003

ETD 999         Independent Study in Dyeing, 5 graduate students, Spring 1987-8, 1992-3, 1995

ETD 999         Independent Study in Recycling of Plastic Waste to Textile Fibers, 1 student, 1990

ETD 999         Independent Study in Wettability of Solid Surfaces, Fall 1992 & Fall 1994

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Industrial  Teaching 

  • Colony Brand Inc., Seventh Avenue Product Design, Ashro Division,  Summer 2014 
  • ETD 501 and ETD 561, Quality Assurance, and Textile Specifications, UW Extension, Lands’ End, Summer1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008
  • ETD 501 and ETD 451, Color Theory & Technology, UW Extension, Lands’ End, Summer 1991, 1994, 1997, 2004, 2009
  • ETD 501 and ETD 251, Selected Topics in Textiles Science, UW Extension, Lands’ End, WI, Summer 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999 and 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007
  • Khol’s Department Stores, Sussex WI, New Topics in Textile Science, 21 seminars (3 hours each) for Product Development Managers and Associates, 2005-2007                                       
  • Bon-ton Stores, trained 40 managers, buyers, and product development managers, summer 2008
  • Inter-HE 501, Leadership in Family and Consumer Sciences: Textile Science Module, June 2008
  • Pleasant Company (American Girl), Middleton, WI, 1992

 

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  • Rothermel Bascom Professor, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison, 2004-Present
  •  Honorary member, Phi Upsilon Omicron, 2007-Present
  • Van Hise Distinguished Teaching Award, UW-Madison, April 2018
  • Award Citation by the State of Wisconsin Assembly for “Novel Teaching Methods that have Impacted Diverse Learners from High School Students to State Legislators” April 2018
  • Wade and Bev Fetzer Faculty Excellence Award, SOHE, May 2017
  • Robert G. F. and Hazel T. Spitze Land Grant Faculty Award for Excellence, (presented jointly by the College Ag and Life Sciences and SoHE) UW-Madison, April 2015
  • Faculty Award of Excellence, Center for Child and Family Well-Being, SoHE, UW-Madison, August 2014
  • Honored by the PEOPLE program for his belief in “educational advancement and workforce development of youth”, 2014 (Read more)
  • Rothermel Bascom Professor, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison, 2004-Present
  • Honorary member, Phi Upsilon Omicron, 2007-Present
  • Certificate of Recognition, Supreme Court of Wisconsin, September 2009
  • Certificate of Recognition, PEOPLE Program-UW July 2009
  • 16 different awards for the Sustainable Carpet Project that saved about 40 million Dollars for the State of California only on one contract, 2007-2008
  • California’s Governor’s Award for Energy and Environmental Leadership (Carpet Specifications), 2008
  • Awards from US Senate and US Congress for work with the California Carpet Specifications, 2007-2008
  • Numerous awards from California’s Senate and Assembly for the California Carpet Specifications, 2007-2008
  • Award from the Mayor of Los Angeles (Carpet Specifications), 2008
  • Harold DeWitt Smith Memorial Medal, presented jointly by ASTM International, Committee D13 on Textiles and Albany International Research Company, October 2002
  • Faculty Professional Excellence Award, School of Human Ecology, WU-Madison, 1997
  • Certificate of Award for Second place paper, “Evaluation of Aftertreatments for Reusing Reactive Dyes”, Intersectional Technical Paper Competition, International Technical Conference, AATCC, Atlanta, GA, October 1995
  • Selected by QUINTESSENCE “as an example of excellence in the entire field of environmental contamination and toxicology” Kwon, Y. and Sarmadi, A.  “Wettability of Nonwoven Fabrics:  Effect of Laundering on Water Absorption.”  Clothing & Textiles Research Journal, Vol. 13, pp. 17-29, 1995
  • Certificate of Award for Excellence in Outreach, School of Family Resources and Consumer Sciences University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1990
  • Certificate of Award for third place paper, “Aging and Removal of Stains on Cotton and Wool,” Intersectional Technical Paper Competition, International Technical Conference, AATCC, Charlotte, NC, October 1987
  • Certificate of Award for Second Place Paper, “Procedure for Determining Active Dye Content of Commercial Disperse Dyes” Intersectional Technical Paper Competition, National Technical Conference AATCC, Chicago, 1984