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Microban Director of Innovations Earns 2019 AATCC TCR Service Award

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Technical Committee on Research Service Award Presented

Research Triangle Park, N.C. – Gina Sloan received the 2019 AATCC Technical Committee on Research (TCR) Service Award for her leadership of AATCC’s RA31 Antimicrobial Activity Test Methods research committee. She was recognized at the AATCC International Conference Awards Luncheon on April 11, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Sloan joined AATCC in 2011 and became chair of RA31 in 2012. She served in a leadership position on this committee through 2018. Under Sloan’s guidance, the committee actively influenced the textile chemistry field. Committee projects included conferences and development of several new test methods. The group also reviewed and suggested revisions of established methods, notably, AATCC TM100, Antibacterial Finishes on Textile Materials: Assessment of. During Sloan’s tenure as chair, RA31 established liaisons with other AATCC research committees to work on projects related to odor.

Sloan has been a member of AATCC RA23, Colorfastness to Water Test Methods since 2016. She served on TCR from 2016 through 2018 and AATCC C2-S1, International Test Methods from 2015 through 2018.

Sloan began at Microban International in 2011 and is currently Director of Innovations. She holds a BS in Biology from Western Carolina University, and a PhD in Molecular Genetics from Wake Forest University.

The Award:
The Technical Committee on Research Service Award was established in 2008 to recognize those members who have contributed greatly to the AATCC organization in a technical capacity. Senior members of the Association with at least five years of continuous membership in AATCC, who have contributed outstanding technical service to the Association through activity in a research committee, are eligible.

Selection is by unanimous choice of the TCR Service Award Committee composed of the current chair, vice chair, and secretary of the Technical Committee on Research (TCR), as well as the chair of the Executive Committee on Research (ECR). The Award consists of a plaque and an honorarium, presented at the International Conference.

About AATCC:
AATCC is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. AATCC, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 50 countries throughout the world.

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