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Martin Bide

Ph.D., University of Bradford, United Kingdom, 1979

Quinn Hall, Room 311
(401) 874-2276


Martin is the department's textile scientist. At the undergraduate level he teaches TMD 303, 313 (Textile Science and Lab), TMD 403 (Textile Performance), TMD 413 (Dyeing and Finishing) and TMD 113 (Color Science).


Research interests are dyeing, printing, dyestuff analysis, wool processing, and color science, the environmental effects of textile processing, and biomedical textiles. He has worked on pollution prevention projects in Tunisia, Ecuador and India.  Margaret Ordoñez and he provided the FBI a database of dyed fibers, and Martin spoke at the Fall 2004 Forensic Science seminar series.  He is working on a number of grants to develop infection resistant medical materials, most of it in cooperation with BioSurfaces, Inc. of Ashland, MA. One project has resulted in a patent for a multifunctional wound dressing: more details are in an extract from the patent disclosure.  Another patent application deals with a nanofibrous small-diameter artificial artery: details of this invention are available in an extract from the patent disclosure.

In March, Martin was awarded the 2011Olney Medal of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists ( at their International Conference in March.  This award is for "achievement in textile chemistry" and he joins a list of worthy recipients going back to 1944. 

He is also active in the administration of AATCC, serving as its president in 2007 and 2008.  Previously he has chaired AATCC committees on Applied Dyeing Theory, Safety, Health and Environmental Technology, and Publications, and served as the Association's New England Regional Vice President. His extensive service to AATCC was recognized in 2010 with the Association's Chapin Award. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Dyers and Colourists, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. 

Recent Publications:

  • M. J. Bide, T. Zhong, J. Ukponmwan, M. D. Phaneuf, F. W. LoGerfo, W. C. Quist.  . "Bifunctional surface modification of polyester", Proceedings, A.A.T.C.C. 2002 International Conference and Exhibition and AATCC Review, 3 No. 11 (November 2003) 24.  Winner, 2004 J. W. Weaver Award for Best paper of the Year in AATCC Review
  • M. D. Phaneuf, E. R. Deutsch, M. J. Bide, T. Zhong, F. W. LoGerfo, W. C. Quist.  "Development of Bioactive Textile Biomaterials" Proceedings, AATCC 2003 International Conference and Exhibition
  • H. Choi, M. J. Bide, M. Phaneuf, W. Quist and F. LoGerfo, "Antibiotic Treatment of Silk to Produce Novel Infection-Resistant Biomaterials", Textile Research Journal, 74 No. 4 (April 2004) 333-342
  • M. J. Bide. "Dye Application and Analysis, Entry in The Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology", 7th Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2004
  • M. J. Bide: Entries on Acrylic, Olefin and Spandex fibers in Steele, Valerie.  Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. 2005, Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • H. Choi, M. J. Bide, M. D. Phaneuf, W. Quist and F. LoGerfo. "Dyeing of Wool with Antibiotics to Develop Novel Infection Resistance Materials for Extra-Corporeal End-Use" Journal of Applied Polymer Science 92, 3343-3354 (2004). 
  • M. J. Bide "The Dyeing of Microfibers", Chapter 7 in "The dyeing of synthetic polymer fibres" editor C.J. Hawkyard, Society of Dyers and Colourists, Bradford UK, 2004
  • M. D. Phaneuf, F. W. LoGerfo, W. C. Quist and M. J. Bide.  "Surface Modification of Dacron Vascular Grafts: Incorporation of Antithrombin and Mitogenic Properties" (Chapter) in "Polymeric Biomaterials" (Ed. S. Dumitriu) 2001 Marcel Dekker, New York
  • P Aggarwal, M. D. Phaneuf, M. J. Bide, K. A. Sousa, F. W. LoGerfo. “Development of an infection-resistant bifunctionalized Dacron biomaterial.” Jopurnal of Biomedical Material Research Part A Vol 75 No. 1 (October 1 2005) p 224–231
  • M. D. Phaneuf, M. J. Bide, S. L. Hannel, M. J. Platek, T. Monahan, M. A. Contreras, T. M. Phaneuf, F. W. LoGerfo. “Development of an Infection-Resistant, Bioactive Wound Dressing Surface”. Journal of Biomaterials Research Vol 74A (2005) 666 – 676
  • M. J. Bide. “Fiber and Forensics”, Industrial Fabric Products Review 90 No. 3 (March 2005) p 22
  • M J Bide, H-M Choi, M D Phaneuf, W C Quist and F W LoGerfo, The use of dye-like interactions for developing novel infection-resistant materials (Chapter) in Medical textiles and biomaterials for healthcare, Edited by S C Anand, M Miraftab, S Rajendran, and J F Kennedy. Woodhead, UK, 2005
  • T. S. Monahan, M. D. Phaneuf, M. A. Contreras, N. D. Anderson, A. Popescu-Vladimir, M. J. Bide, D. J. Dempsey, R. N. Mitchell, A. D. Hamdan, F. W. LoGerfo. “In vivo testing of an infection-resistant annuloplasty ring”. Journal of Surgical Research, 130, No 1 (January 2006) 140-145
  • M J Bide, Phaneuf M., Brown P.J, McGonigle G., and LoGerfo F., “Modification of Polyester for Medical Uses” in Modified Fibers with Medical and Specialty Applications, Ed Edwards J.V.,and Bushle-Diller G., Springer 2006

  • M. J. Bide, Environmentally responsible application of textile dyes, (Chapter 4) in Environmental aspects of textile dyeing, Edited by R Christie, Woodhead, UK, 2007

  • M. J. Bide. “Dye Application and Analysis”, Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Concise, 5th Edition (May 2007)

  • M. D. Phaneuf, M J Bide, A Bachuwar, M Mignanelli and P J Brown: Production and Selected Properties of Electrospun Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Nanofibers AATCC Review 7 No 3 (March 2007) p40

  • M J Bide. A Bachuwar, M Phaneuf, T Phaneuf P Aggarwal, K Sousa and F LoGerfo “Fiber-Antibiotic Interactions in the Development of Infection-Resistant Sutures” AATCC Review Vol.7 No 9 (September 2007) p44

  • M J Bide “Meeting Report: AATCC/ISC Industrial Color Challenges Symposium” Color Research and Application 32 No.6 (December 2007) 498-9

  • Billie Collier, Martin Bide and Phyllis Tortora. “Understanding Textiles, 7th Edition, Pearson-Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2008

  • M. J. Bide “Fiber Sustainability: Green is not Black and White” AATCC Review Vol. 9 No7 (July 2009) p34

  • M. J. Bide "Colour Measurement and Fastness Assessment", Chapter 9 of Colour Measurement: Principles, Advances and Industrial Applications, edited by M.L.Gulrajani. Woodhead UK 2010