Above, postdoctoral researcher Lanlin Zhang embroiders metallic thread onto cloth with a sewing machine as John Volakis, Director of the ElectroScience Laboratory at Ohio State University, looks on. Researchers here are partnering with industry to design communications antennas that can be embroidered directly into clothing. Photo by Al Zanyk, courtesy of Ohio State University.

Below, Fabric and metallic thread are standard laboratory equipment for a project to embroider communications antennas into clothing. Photo by Al Zanyk, courtesy of Ohio State University.

John Volakis, Director of the ElectroScience Laboratory, holds a prototype communications antenna embroidered into cloth. Photo by Al Zanyk, courtesy of Ohio State University.

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