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Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management

Office: 1084B LeBaron, Ames, IA 50011-2100
Phone number: +1 (515) 2947515
Email: chxiang@iastate.edu

Research interests

  • Environment-friendly, fully biodegradable and renewable ‘Green’ nanocomposites
  • Analysis of physiological strain and physical burden in chemical protective clothing
  • Nanomaterials used in high performance textiles
  • Solar panel clothing and accessories
  • Characterization in comfort and thermal properties of nanomaterial enhanced textiles


Cornell University, Fiber Science, Ph.D.

Cornell University, Fiber Science, M.S.

Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Light Chemistry Engineering, B.S.

Course taught

  • AMD 204 - Textile Science
  • AMD 305 - Quality Assurance for Textiles and Apparel
  • AMD 404 - Advanced Textile Science
  • AMD 490 - Independent Study for Quality Assurance
  • AMD 499 - Undergraduate Research in Textile Science
  • AMD 504 - Advanced Textile Science
  • AMD 505 - Quality Assurance for Textiles and Apparel


  • US Environmental Protection Agency P3 Phase I Award, 2016.
  • US Environmental Protection Agency P3 Phase II Award, 2014-2016                                                                                                                            
  • US Environmental Protection Agency P3 Phase I Award, 2013.                                                                                                           
  • US Department of Justice Phase I Body Armor Challenge Award, 2013.                                                                                             


  1.  Xiang C., Acevedo N., , ”In Situ Self-Assembled Nanocomposites from Bacterial Cellulose Reinforced with Eletrospun Poly(lactic acid)/Lipids Nanofibers”, Polymers, 2017, 9(5), 179
  2. Li R., Yang J., Song G., and Xiang C., “Assessment of thermal comfort of nanosilver treated sportswear fabrics using a dynamic thermal model”. Textile Research Journal, 2016,  0(00) 1-13
  3. Xiang C., Frey M., “Increasing Mechanical Properties of 2-D Structured Electrospun Nylon 6 Non-woven Fiber Mats”, Materials, 2016, 9 (4), 270.
  4.  Li Y. V., Malensek N., Sarkar A. K., and Xiang C., Colorfastness Properties of Persimmon Dye on Cotton and Wool Fabrics, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 2016, 34 (3), 223-234
  5. Xiang C., Taylor A., Hinestroza J., Frey M., “Controlled Release of Nonionic Compounds from Poly(lactic acid)/Cellulose Nanocrystal Nanocomposite Fibers Produced by  Electrospinning at Elevated Temperature”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2013, 127, p. 79-86.
  6. Cho D., Matlock-Colangelo L., Xiang C., Asiello P., Baeumner A., Frey M., “Electrospun nanofibers for microfluidic analytical systems”, Polymer, 2011, 52(15), p. 3413-3421.
  7. Xiang C., Joo Y.L., Frey M., “Nanocomposite Fibers Electrospun from Poly(lactic acid)/Cellulose Nanocrystals”, Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy,  2009, 3(2): p. 147-155.
  8. Xiang C., Frey M., Taylor A., Rebovich M., “Selective Chemical Absorbance in Electrospun Nonwovens”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2007, 106, p. 2363 – 2370.
  9. Li H. M., Xiang C., et al., “Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel Water-Soluble Cationic Poly(Phenylene vinylene)”, Synthetic Metals, 2003, 135-136, p. 483-484.