Marianne Fairbanks

Assistant Professor

School of Human Ecology

Marianne Fairbanks seeks to explore intersections between the materiality and processes associated with textiles, sustainable design, community, collaboration and entrepreneurship. Her research includes developing a solar textile with the ability to harvest energy from the sun.

  • Textile technology
  • Intersection between textiles and alternative energy
  • Geometry and woven structures
  • Sustainability and entrepreneurship
  • Natural and synthetic dyes