Armine Ghalachyan

Ph.D. Student

Email: armineg@iastate.edu

Education

  • MS in Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Technology, Central Michigan University
  • BS in Finance and Credit, Yerevan Banking Economic Institute, Yerevan, Armenia

Research Interests

  • Sustainability in the fashion industry; sustainable textiles and apparel design
  • Emerging technologies for apparel design and product development
  • Wearable technology
  • Functional apparel design; design for human well-being and empowerment; user-centered design

Honors and Awards

  • First Place Award, 2010 Safety Products Student Design Challenge sponsored by Safety & Technical Products and Narrow Fabrics Institute, divisions of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)
  • Designer of the Year Award & Best First Year Designer Award, “Threads 2011”annual fashion show, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
  •  Karen Adams Award for Most Creative Use of Non-Traditional Fabrics, “Threads 2011”annual fashion show, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI