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Prof. Hong Hu
Fashion & Textile Technology - Textiles
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Prof. HU Hong obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Knitting Engineering from East China Textile Institute of Science and Technology (Current Donghua University) in Shanghai in 1982, and PhD degree in Textile Engineering and Fibrous Science from National High Textile School of University of Haute Alsace in France in 1987. He was a Visiting Scholar at University of Haute Alsace from 1991 to 1992, a Visiting Professor at University of Minho in Portugal from 1992 to 2002, and a Professor specially appointed by Donghua University from 2003 to 2007. He jointed The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in June 2008 and is currently a Professor of this University. For many years, Professor HU has been teaching and researching in knitting technology, textile composites, 3D textile structures and mechanics. He is internationally recognized for his leading research work on 3D textile structures for composite reinforcement and auxetic textile materials for technical applications. Professor HU has published more than 200 scientific and technical papers in refereed journals, international conferences proceedings and technical magazines.

1982    BE in Textile Engineering, China Textile University, China
1984    MS in Textile Engineering and Fibrous Science, University of Haute Alsace, France
1987    PhD in Textile Engineering and Fibrous Science, University de Haute Alsace, France

Area of Specialization (Teaching & Research)

  • Knitting Technology
  • Technical Textiles
  • Textile Product Development
  • Textile Structural Composites
  • Fibrous Materious Mechnics

Teaching Activities

(a) Subjects Taught (for the past 3 years)

  Year Subject title Level
 2012-present             Fabric Technology I BA
 2012-present              Fabric Technology II BA
 2011-present Textile Studies II BA
 2013-present Knitwear Technology BA
 2011-2013 Textile Studies I BA
 2011-2012 Textile Product Development                                BA

(b) Supervision of Research Postgraduate Students.

Completed: 7 PhD as Chief Supervisor, 24 MPhil as Chief Supervisor
Ongoing:  3 PhD (3 full-time and 1 part-time) as Chief Supervisor


Recent Research Focuses:

  • Development of new textile structures with negative Poisson’s ratio for special applications such as impact protection, vibration isolation, sound absorption and composite reinforcement.
  • Characterization and modelling of newly developed 2D and 3D textile structures.
  • Application of nanotechnology in textiles.

Ongoing Funded Projects:

GRF Projects as PI

  • Project title: Study of Auxetic Woven Fabrics, Project No. 15205514, Duration: 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017.
  • Project title: Study of Auxetic Composite Yarns, Project No. 515713, Duration: 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2016.
  • Project title: Study of 3D Auxetic Textile Structural
  • Composites for Impact Protection, Project No. 515812, Duration: 01/01/2013 - 31/12/2015.
  • Project title: Study of 3D Negative Stiffness Textile Structures, Project No. 516011, Duration: 01/01/2012 - 31/12/2014.

ITF projects as PI

  • Project title: Development of the technology and equipment for manufacturing auxetic spacer fabrics in industrial scale, Project No. ITP/023/13TI, Duration: 01/09/2013-31/08/2015.
  • Project title: Trial: Development of Intelligent Impact Protectors Based on 3D Auxetic Fabrics, Project No. ITT/016/13TP, Duration: 01/11/2013 -30/09/2015.

Completed Projects:

GRF Projects as PI

  • Project title: Investigation of 3D Auxetic Textile Structure, Project No. 516510, Duration01/01/2010- 30/06/2013.
  • Project title: Structure and deformation mechanism of negative Poisson's ratio knitted fabrics, Project No. 518109, Duration: 01/01/2010- 30/06/2013.

ITF projects as PI

  • Project title: Development of Intelligent Impact Protectors Based on 3D Auxetic Fabrics, Project No.GHP/063/09TP, Duration: 01/09/2013-31/08/2015.
  • Project title: Development of 3D Negative Stiffness Spacer Fabrics for Vibration Isolation, Project No. ITS/016/11, Duration: 01/01/2012-30/06/2013.

Publications / Exhibitions

Selected publications in the past five years

  • Zhaoyang Ge, Hong Hu, Yanping Liu, Numerical analysis of deformation behavior of a 3D textile structure with negative Poisson’s ratio under compression, Textile Research Journal, DOI: 10.1177/0040517514548813.
  • Zhengyue Wang, Hong Hu, A finite element analysis of an auxetic warp-knitted spacer fabric structure, Textile Research Journal, DOI: 10.1177/0040517514547213.
  • Huawen Hu, John H. Xin, Hong Hu, PAM/graphene/Ag ternary hydrogel: synthesis, characterization and catalytic application, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, DOI: 10.1039/c4ta01620c.
  • Zhengyue Wang, Hong Hu, Auxetic Materials and Their Potential Applications in Textiles, Textile Research Journal, 2014, 84(15), 1600–1611.
  • Zhengyue Wang, Hong Hu, Xueliang Xiao, Deformation behaviors of 3D auxetic spacer fabrics, Textile Research Journal, 2014, 84(13), 17 - 28.
  • Huawen Hu, John H. Xin, Hong Hu, Xiaowen Wang, Xinkun Lu, Organic Liquids-Responsive β–Cyclodextrin–Functionalized Graphene–Based Fluorescence Probe: Label–Free Selective Detection of Tetrahydrofuran, Molecules, 2014, 19, 7459-7479;
  • Huawen Hu, Chan C.K. Allan, Jianhua Li, Yeeyee Kong, Xiaowen Wang, John H. Xin, Hong Hu, Multfunctional organically modeified grapheme with super-hydropjobicity, Nano Research, 2014, 7(3), 418-433.
  • Xiaonan Hou, Hong Hu, Vadim silberschmidt, Tailoring Structure of inclusion with strain-induced closure to reduce Poisson’s ratio of composite materials, Journal of Applied Physics, 2014, 115, 224903-1-8.
  • Yanping Liu, Hong Hu, Wan-man Au, Protective Properties of Warp-knitted Spacer Fabrics under Impact in Hemispherical Form, Part I: Impact Behavior Analysis of a Typical Spacer Fabric, Textile Research Journal, 2014, 84(4), 422–434.
  • Yanping Liu, Wan-man Au, Hong Hu, Protective Properties of Warp-knitted Spacer Fabrics under Impact in Hemispherical Form, Part II: Effects of Structural Parameters and Lamination, Textile Research Journal, 2014, 84(3), 312-322.
  • Hua-Wen Hu, John H. Xin, Hong Hu, Highly Efficient Graphene-Based Ternary Composite Catalyst with Polydopamine Layer and Cu Nanoparticles, ChemPlusChem, 2013, 78, 1483-1490.
  • Chao Zhou, Bo Wang, Kun Xu, Changyu Han, Hong Hu, Yanpin Liu, Pixin Wang, John H Xin, Micro-gels for impact protection, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2013, 130(4), 2345-2351.
  • Xiaonan Hou, Hong Hu, Vadim Silberschmidt, Numerical analysis of composite structures with in-plane isotropic negative Poisson’s ratio: effects of materials properties and geometry features of inclusions, Composite Part B, 2014, 58, 152-159
  • Zhengyue Wang, Hong Hu, 3D Auxetic Warp-knitted Spacer Fabrics, Physica Status Solidi B, 2014, 251(2), 281–288.
  • Zhengkai Zhang, Hong Hu, Shirui Liu, Bingang Xu, Study of an auxetic structure made of tubes and corrugated sheets, Physica Status Solidi B, 2013 250(10), 1996-2001.
  • Xiaonan Hou, Hong Hu, Vadim silberschmidt, A composite material with tunable Poisson’s ratio from positive to negative values, Journal of Material Science, 2013, 48, 8493–8500.
  • Zhaoyang Ge, Hong Hu, Yanping Liu, A finite element analysis of a 3D auxetic textile structure for composite reinforcement, Smart Materials and Structures, 2013, 22, 084005.
  • Z K Zhang, H Hu and B G Xu, An elastic analysis of a honeycomb structure with negative Poisson’s ratio, Smart Materials and Structures, 2013, 22, 084006.
  • Xinlin Yuan, Hong Hu, and Yanhua Xu, Analysis and prediction of elastic constants of co-woven-knitted fabric (CWKF) composite, Journal of The Textile Institute, 2013, 104(3), 278–288.
  • Zhaoyang Ge, Hong Hu, Innovational Three-dimensional Fabric Structure with Negative Poisson's Ratio for Composite Reinforcement, Textile Research Journal, 2013, 83 (5), 543–550.
  • Zhaoqun Du and Hong Hu, A Study of Spherical Compression Properties of Knitted Spacer Fabrics Part II: Comparison with Experiments, Textile Research Journal, 2013, 83(8) 794-799.
  • Zhaoqun Du and Hong Hu, A Study of Spherical Compression Properties of Knitted Spacer Fabrics Part I: Theoretical Analysis, Textile Research Journal, 2012, 82(15): 1569-1678.
  • Xiaonan Hou, Hong Hu, Vadim Silberschmidt, A novel concept to develop composite structures with isotropic negative Poisson's ratio: effects of random inclusions, Composite Science and Technology, 2012, 72(15): 1848-1854.
  • Yanping Liu, Hong Hu, Hairu Long and Li Zhao, Impact Compressive Behavior of Warp-knitted Spacer Fabrics for Protective Applications, Textile Research Journal, 2012, 82(8), 773–788.
  • Yanping Liu, Hong Hu, Li Zhao and Hairu Long, Compression Behavior of Warp-knitted Spacer fabrics for Cushioning Applications, Textile Research Journal, 2012, 82(1), 11-20.
  • Xiaonan Hou, Hong Hu, Vadim V. Silberschmidt, A study of computational mechanics of 3D spacer fabric: factors affecting its compression deformation, Journal of Material Science, 2012, 47: 3989-3999.
  • Yuan, Qinghong; Hu, Hong; Gao, Junfeng; Ding, Feng; Liu, Zhifeng; Yakobson, Boris, Upright Standing Graphene Formation on Substrates, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011, 133, 16072–16079.
  • Xiaolong Wang, Hong Hu, Youde Shen, Xuechang Zhou, and Zijian Zheng, Stretchable conductors of ultra-high tensile strain and stable metallic conductance enabled by pre-strained polyelectrolyte nanoplatforms, Advanced Materials, 2011, 23(27): 3090–3094.
  • Qinghong Yuan, Hong Hu and Feng Ding, Threshold barrier of carbon nanotube growth, Physical Review Letters, 2011, 107 (15), 156101-1-5.
  • Xiaonan Hou, Hong Hu, Yanping Liu and Vadim Silberschmidt, Nonlinear Compression Behavior of Warp-Knitted Spacer Fabric: Effect of Sandwich Structure, CMC: Computers, Materials and Continua, 2011, 23 (2), 119-134.
  • Hong Hu, Zhengyue Wang, Su Liu, Development of Auxetic Fabrics Using Flat Knitting Technology, Textile Research Journal, 2011, 81 (14), 1493-1502.
  • Hong Hu, Qing He, Knitting of Basalt Filament Yarn, Textile Research Journal, 2011, 81 (7), 690-697.
  • Yanhua Xu, Hong Hu and Xinlin Yuan, Geometrical Analysis of Co-woven-knitted Preform for Composite Reinforcement, The Journal of the Textile Institute, 2011, 102(5), 405-418.
  • Liyan Zhu, Hong Hu, Qian Chen, Shudong Wang, Jinlan Wang and Feng Ding, Formation and electronic properties of hydrogenated few layer graphene, Nanotechnology, 2011, 22, 185202.
  • Pibo Ma, Hong Hu, Yan Zhang, Baozhong Sun, Bohong Gu, Frequency Features of Co-woven-knitted Fabric (CWKF) Composite under Tension at Various Strain Rates, Composites Part A, 2011, 42 446-452.
  • Qian Chen, Hong Hu, Xiaojie Chen and Jinlan Wang, Tailoring band gap in GaN sheet by chemical modification and electric field: Ab initio calculations, Applied Physics Letters, 2011, 98, 053102-1- 3.
  • Liu Yanping, Hong Hu, Sound Absorption Behavior of Knitted Spacer Fabrics, Textile Research Journal, 2010, 80 (18): 1949-1957.
  • Limin Jin, Hong Hu, Baozhong Sun, Bohong Gu, A simplified microstructure model of bi-axial warp-knitted composite for ballistic impact simulation, Composites Part B, 2010, 41:337-353.
  • Hong Hu, Mingxing Zhang, Raul Fangueiro and Mario de Araujo, Mechanical Properties of Composite Materials Made of 3D Stitched Woven-Knitted Preforms, Journal of Composite Materials, 2010, 44(14): 1753-1767. July 2010
  • Yanping Liu, Hong Hu, A Review on Auxetic Structures and Polymeric Materials, Scientific Research and Essays, 2010, 5(10):1052–1063.
  • Yanping Liu, Hong Hu, Jimmy K. C. Lam and Su Liu, Negative Poisson’s Ratio Weft-knitted Fabrics, Textile Research Journal, 2010, 80(9): 856-863.
  • Hong Hu, Baozhong Sun, Hanjian Sun and Bohong Gu, A Comparative Study of the Impact Response of 3D Textile Composites and Aluminum Plates, Journal of Composite Materials, 2010, 44 (5): 593-619.
  • Yixi Luo, Hong Hu, Mechanical Properties of PVC Coated Bi-axial Warp Knitted Fabric with and without Initial Cracks under Multi-axial Tensile Loads, Composite Structures, 2009, 89: 536-542.

Academic Awards and Other Achievements

  • Gold Medal won in the 42nd International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in April 2014
  • Innovation Award for new products: 3D Textile Fabrication Technology, CCExpo-JEC, Beijing China, 2007.