Penn State professor's work in computational fabrics has potential to revive the PA textile industry

Penn State professor's work in computational fabrics has potential to revive the PA textile industry

Felecia Davis, assistant professor at the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, has drawn on Penn State’s vast resources and expertise in fields ranging from energy and mineral engineering to electrical engineering and landscape architecture to form a collaborative, interdisciplinary team focused on developing a solar tent. The goal of the project is to develop a tent that is both functional in providing shelter but that can also capture enough energy through its solar fibers to power a cellphone.