Patricia A. Annis
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Associate Professor Emerita
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Ph.D.||Textiles||Kansas State University||1988|
|M.S.||Textiles & Clothing||University of Arkansas||1980|
|B.A.||Vocational Home Economics||University of Northern Iowa||1973|
My primary research area is the development of methods and instrumentation for the analysis of textile materials. Our laboratory has designed, constructed, and tested a machine called the Robotic Transfer Replicator. This machine is capable of reproducibly transferring microorganisms, allergens, and other toxic particulates from carpet, smooth floors, upholstery, and drapery to skin-like materials. The data from these transfers are being used to determine how transfer is affected by the properties of the materials and the particulates and microorganisms. My laboratory also provides various textile analyses for commercial textile firms.
Textiles, Textile Testing, Research Methods, Nonwovens Science and Technology, Physical Analysis of Textiles
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|Teacher of the Year||Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors||2013 and 2012|
|Creswell Award||College of Family and Consumer Sciences||2014|
|Award of Merit||American Society for Testing and Materials - International (ASTM - International)||2016|
|FACS 100 Centennial Honoree 2017-2018|
|Position||Name of Journal||Year(s)|
|Editorial Board Member||Journal of Testing and Evaluation||2005 - present|
|American Society for Testing and Materials - International||Chairman||2009 - present||Subcommittee D13.59 Fabric Test Methods - General|
|American Society for Testing and Materials - International||Chairman||2009 - present||Subcommittee D13.60 Fabric Test Methods - Specific|
|American Society for Testing and Materials - International||Vice Chairman for Fabrics||2006 - 2013||Committee D13 Textiles|
Understanding and Improving the Durability of Textiles, editor P. A. Annis, The Textile Institute, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Oxford, 2012.
Annis, P.A., Campbell, J.H., Knopp, J.A., and King, Jr., A.D. "Christiansen Filter Effect with Undyed Cellulose Triacetate Fabric as a Scattering Agent", Coloration Technology, In Press
Hong, Yu, Brewer, M.S., Leonas, K.K., Knopp, J.A., and Annis, P.A. "Evaluation of a Robotic Transfer Replicator: Machine Parameters that Affect Measurements of Transfer of Particulates from Carpet Surfaces to Human Skin versus Skin-like Surfaces", Textile Research Journal, Vol. 60, No. 9, 2017, pp. 541-548.
Annis, P.A., Campbell, J.H., Matsukura, A., Senetz, A., Knopp, J.A., and King, Jr., A.D. "Determination of Kinetic and Thermodynamic Aspects of Cellulose Triacetate Dyeing Using Matching-Index-of-Refraction Absorption Spectroscopy", Coloration Technology, Vol. 130, No. 6, 2014, pp. 180-184.
Annis, P.A., Campbell, J.H., Knopp, J.A. and King, Jr., A.D. "Determination of Light Transmission through Multiple Sheets of Cellulose Triacetate Using Ordinary Absorption Spectroscopy", Coloration Technology, Vol. 127, No. 1, 2011, pp. 1-9.
Tollner, E.W., Annis, P.A. and Das, K.C. "Evaluation of Strength Properties of Polypropylene-Based Polymers in Simulated Landfill and Oven Conditions", Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 137, No. 4, 2011, pp. 291-296.
Holser, R.A., Rigsby, L, Annis, P.A., and Knopp, J.A. "Preparation of Flax Shive and Processing Waste for Biocomposites", Proceedings of the International Conference on Flax and Other Bast Plants, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 23, 2008.
Annis, P.A., Campbell, J.H., Matsukura, A., Senetz, A. and King, Jr., A.D. "Measurements of Dye Absorption by Cellulose Triacetate using Matching Index of Refraction Absorption Spectroscopy", Coloration Technology, Vol. 123, 2007, pp. 242-247.
Annis, P.A., Marshall, W.E., Akin, D.E., Knopp, J.A., and Wartelle, L.H. "The Use of Citric Acid Treated Nonwoven Cotton-Flax Mats for Metal Ion Adsorption", Proceedings of the Cotton Utilization Conference-Nonwovens Symposium, New Orleans, LA, January 12, 2007.