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Assistant Professor, NC State University


  • Ph.D., NC State University, 2012
  • B.S., NC State University, 2007


Bryan Ormond is an Assistant Professor at NC State University’s Wilson College of Textiles in the Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science (TECS) department. He also has a joint appointment in the Textile Protection and Comfort Center (TPACC) where he has conducted impactful research on personal protective clothing and occupational exposures since joining as a doctoral student in 2007. The Ormond Research Group has focused on developing test methods, standards, equipment and ensembles for first responders and military personnel to address protection from chemical, particulate and thermal hazards. The group’s recent research has centered on reducing firefighter exposure to toxic chemicals through developing and commercializing particulate-blocking PPE, assessing enhanced cleaning methods for firefighter turnout gear, evaluating on-scene decontamination methods, investigating trade-offs in exposure and performance with PFAS and non-PFAS finishes and materials and assessing performance of respiratory protection for wildland firefighters. The Ormond research group aims to make connections between assessments made in the laboratory and in the field by working in collaboration with firefighters across the state, the country and the world.

Areas of Expertise

  • Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • Polymer and Textile Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry