Biography


Dr. Kacie Wells

Dr. Kacie Wells

North Carolina State University
USA

Kacie Wells completed her B.S. degree at the University of Connecticut in Materials Science & Engineering before working as an R&D engineer, then going on to obtain an M.S. degree in Textile Engineering at North Carolina State University. After working a few years in industry, she decided to return to N.C. State to pursue her Ph.D. in Fiber & Polymer Science. She joined Dr. Richard Spontak’s research group where she learned about block copolymers and how to cast, treat, characterize, and perform antimicrobial testing of those polymers, leading her to be named first author on 2 publications. She is continuing to work on optimizing block copolymers to improve antimicrobial performance, mechanical properties, and providing samples for other applications.