Dr. Michielsen is a professor in the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University. He is a recognized expert in the surface properties, wetting and wicking of textiles with more than 50 refereed publications. For the last six years he has applied his knowledge of liquid (e.g. blood) interactions with textiles to forensics where he has several publications in the field of bloodstain pattern analysis. Dr. Michielsen joined NC State in 2004. Prior to coming to NC State, he was on the faculty of Georgia Institute of Technology, a researcher at DuPont, and a Post-Doctoral Scholar at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1979.