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Maureen MacGillivray

Dr. Maureen MacGillivray is a professor of functional apparel design and textiles at Central Michigan University. She was instrumental in building an innovation laboratory at CMU (the Center for Merchandising and Design Technology) with a multidisciplinary team of researchers. Their work has included studies for national basketball, hockey and baseball teams as well as hospitals, bedding manufacturers, automotive and other companies designing and evaluating functional apparel and textiles. She has collaborated with medical technology companies as well as the military in designing and evaluating apparel and textile products and processes.  Acquiring technology through collaborative grant writing with her team has brought a body scanner, infra-red thermography, a transgendered thermal manikin, a sweating guarded hot plate and (soon, the first of its kind in the US,  a sweating thermal baby manikin) other technologies to the innovation laboratory.  She holds a certificate in Gerber AccuScan and AccuMark training to help apparel companies make their products production-ready. She recently mentored a grand prize winning student New Venture Competition team that has become an LLC, has partnered with the CMU Research Corporation, and will be bringing their product, a thermal bra, to the marketplace.  Another New Venture Competition team that she mentored won the best “Social Venture” with the design of a hospital gown for teens. Dr. MacGillivray enjoys helping students and entrepreneurs to bring innovative ideas forward to help solve real world problems.

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Center for Merchandising and Design Technology
Dr. Maureen MacGillivray
Director
 989-774-2229

Susanne M. Wroblewski
Research Lab Coordinator
 989-774-1724
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