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Dr Dahua Shou
Assistant Professor
Fashion & Textile Technology - Clothing
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Dr Dahua Shou is an Assistant Professor of Institute of Textiles and Clothing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He gained his PhD from PolyU in 2013 and studied at The University of Sydney as an exchange PhD student. Prior to joining Institute of Textiles and Clothing, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow consecutively at School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, The University of Sydney and Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design, Cornell University.

Dr Shou's research interests include tunable heat and mass transfer, personal thermal and moisture management, wearable technologies and smart clothing for enhanced comfort and performance, and modeling and optimization. He and his team members are focusing on ‘iFiber’ - Interface, Fibers, Intelligence, Bioinspiration, Energy, and Robotics, to increase understanding and optimize performance of body-environment and/or human-machine interface, based on advanced fibrous materials, intelligent models and algorithms, bioinspired design, energy harvesting and conversion, and soft robotics. He has published over 50 peer-review papers in prestigious journals such as Physical Review E, Langmuir, Science Advances, PNAS, Advanced Functional Materials, and International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer in the field. His research is supported by RGC, ITF, Industry, and PolyU.

Dr Shou serves as an Associate Editor, Editorial Board Member, or Guest Editor of a few international (SCI) journals. He has reviewed more than 150 papers for over 40 academic journals and obtained the Publons Global Peer Review Awards. He has also served as an External Examiner or Reviewer for oversea PhD dissertations and research funds. He has been invited to be a Session Chair, Keynote Speaker, or Program Committee Member for several international conferences and industry workshops. He is appointed as the Assistant Director of the PolyU – DRRC Novel Material Science and Technology Innovation Center.


Call for Paper: Advanced Textiles and Intelligent Wearables for Comfort and Healthcare:

Research Overview

Shou Dahua

Teaching Activities

(a) Subjects Taught

Subject Title                                                    Level 

Textile/Fabric Structure and Mechanics       PhD

Fashion Product Development                       Degree

Apparel Technology                                        Degree

Fashion Technology                                        Master

Apparel Performance Evaluation                  Master


(b) Supervision of Research Postgraduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows (Chief-Supervisor)

      3 PhD Students and 4 Postdoctoral Fellows

Selected Publications / Museum Collections / Exhibitions / Patents

Selected Publications

  • Zhang X1; Chao X1; Lou L; Fan J; Chen Q; Li B; Ye L; Shou D*. Personal thermal management by thermally conductive composites: A review, Composites Communications, 2021;23;100595.
  • Kang Z; Shou D*; Fan J*. Numerical modeling of body heat dissipation through static and dynamic clothing air gaps, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2020;157;119833.
  • Lao L1; Shou D1; Wu Y; Fan J*.  Skin-like Fabric for Personal Moisture Management, Science Advances, 2020;6(14):eaaz0013.
  • Shou D*; Fan J*. All Hydrophilic Fluid Diode for Unidirectional Flow in Porous Systems, Advanced Functional Materials, 2018;1800269.
  • Shou D*; Fan J*. Design of Nano- and Microfibrous Channels for Fast Capillary Flow, Langmuir, 2018;30(34):1235-1241.             
  • Shou D*; Fan J*. Structural optimization of porous media for fast and controlled capillary flows, Physical Review E, 2015; 91(5):053021.            
  • Shou D*; Fan J*. The fastest capillary penetration of power-law fluids, Chemical Engineering Science, 2015; 137:583-589.
  • Shou D*; Fan J*; Zhang H; Qian X; Ye L. Filtration Efficiency of Non-Uniform Fibrous Filters, Aerosol Science and Technology, 2015; 49(10):912-919.
  • Shou D; Ye L*; Fan J; Fu KK. Optimal design of porous structures for the fastest liquid absorption, Langmuir, 2014; 30(1):149-155.
  • Shou D; Ye L*; Fan J. The fastest capillary flow under gravity, Applied Physics Letters, 2014; 104(23):231602.
  • Shou D; Ye L*; Fan J. Treelike networks accelerating capillary flow, Physical Review E, 2014; 89:053007.
  • Shou D*; Fan J*; Ding F. Effective diffusivity of gas diffusion layer in proton exchange membrane fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, 2013; 225:179-186.                      
  • Shou D*; Tang Y; Ye L; Fan J*; Ding F. Effective permeability of gas diffusion layer in proton exchange membrane fuel cells, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2013; 225:179-186.            
  • Shou D*; Ye L; Tang YH; Fan J*; Ding F. Transverse permeability predictions of dual-scale fibrous materials, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2013; 38(25):10519-10526.
  • Shou D; Fan J*; Ding F. Hydraulic permeability of fibrous porous media, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2011; 54(17-18):4009-4018.
  • Shou D*; Fan J. Wicking and Drying in Fibrous Porous Materials (Chapter), Heat and Mass Transfer in Drying of Porous Media, 2019, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Shou D*; Ye L; Fan J. Gas Transport Properties and Transport-Based Applications of Electrospun Nanofibers (Chapter), Nanomaterials: Science and Applications, 2016, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Selected Patents

  • Shou D; Fan J; Zou C. Controllable Liquid Transport Fabric, United States Provisional Patent Application No. 62/705,049, 2020.
  • Shou D; Suen V; Fan J. Air-Conditioned Facemask, United States Provisional Patent Application No. 63/198,121, 2020.
  • Shou D; Fan J. Fabric for unidirectional liquid transport, US20190217589A1, 2019.
  • Fan J; Shou D; Park HJ. Branched tube network and temperature regulating garment with branched tube network, US20190045857A1, 2019.