Juan Hinestroza describes how the application of nanotechnology to conventional fabrics can give them unique properties, and why a multidisciplinary approach to research is key.

In addition to his scientific endeavors, Hinestroza and his research group are actively involved in community outreach activities aimed at increasing the number of members from underrepresented minority groups in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as well as engaging senior citizens in collaborative and inter-generational learning experiences.

Juan Hinestroza is an associate professor of fiber science and directs the Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory in the College of Human Ecology.