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Dr Li Li
Associate Professor
Fashion & Textile Design
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Dr LI Li is Associate Professor in Institute of Textiles & Clothing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She teaches subjects from undergraduate to doctoral level relating to functional textile design. She is currently supervising 9 PhD students.

Dr. Li has many years industry experience in knitwear design industry with positions from senior design to design director before join PolyU. Now her main research interests are design thinking, spanning fashion design, technical design and fundamental studies. Dr. Li's research outcome is recognized by both the academia and the industry and generates a great impact on fashion business. She has published over 50 research articles. Most of them are world-leading and top-tier textile journals, including The Design Journal, Advanced Materials and Textile Research Journal. Over the past 9 years, she received seven research related awards, including the overall Champion in Arts of Fashion Foundation Competition, Golden Award in 44th and 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, The Best International Invention, National Research Council of Tailand, 2019 and GRF Awards etc. 

On the basis of her research track record, she has always been invited as keynote and invited speaker, committee member, and track judge of several international fashion competitions. Her academic research deliverables have also been patented and successfully licensed to the industry for commercial use. Dr. Li Li has successfully collaborated with various local and international brands and apparel companies in a number of research projects. She has also served as consultant for several textile based manufacturing companies.

M. A. & Ph.D., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong 
B.A., Wu Han Textile University, China

Area of Specialization (Teaching & Research)

Research Interests:

Design Thinking for non-design disciplines
Fashion & Wearable Technology
Health Technology

Teaching Specialties:
Fashion Design                                       
Knitwear Design 

Wearable electronic Textiles Design

Teaching Activities:

(a) Subjects Taught:

Introduction of Wearable Electronic Textiles BA
Fashion Design   BA
Knitwear Design BA
Fashion Collection Project BA
Preparation for FYP BA/MA
Knitwear Fashion Design Project MA
Fashion Technology MA
Smart Textiles for Wearable Electronics           BA

(b) Supervision of Research Postgraduate Students

She is currently supervising 9 PhD students

Research

Project Information: (With the Capacity of Principal Investigator)

RGC-GRF Grands as PI:

A Functional Textile-based Thermal-stimuli Drug Delivery Apparel System for Patients who Suffer from Sciatica”, (Principal investigator) RGC Competitive Research Grant, General Research Fund (GRF), HK$ 826,200. (01-Jan 2015~31-Dec-2017). Primary Field: Product Design.

  • "Design of Functional Skin-protective Textile System for Patients who Suffer from Epidermolysis Bullosa”, (Principal Investigator) RGC Competitive Research Grant, General Research Fund (GRF), HK$687,800. (01-Jan 2014~31-Dec-2016). Primary Field: Design.
  • "Design of Smart Functional Apparel for Moxa Moxibustion”, (Principal Investigator) RGC Competitive Research Grant, General Research Fund (GRF), HK$550,000. (01-Jul-2013~31-Dec-2013). Primary Field: Design.
  • “Development of an Easy-care Drug Delivery Apparel System in the Paediatric Population”, (Principal Investigator) RGC Competitive Research Grant, General Research Fund (GRF), Fund for GRF Project Rated 3.5, 2018.
  • “Development of an Innovative, Flexible Smart Monitoring System for the Conservation of Textile Relics”, ((Principle Investigator) RGC Competitive Research Grant, General Research Fund (GRF), HK$ 445,000. (01-Jan2020~31-Dec-2022).

RGC-GRF Grands as (Co-I)

  • S. Li, L. Li & Q. B. Han, “The Production, Function, and Revitalization of Silk Textiles from Ancient China”, (Co-Investigator) RGC Competitive Research Grant, General Research Fund (GRF), HK$1,400,000. (01-Jan 2018~31-Dec-2021)

ITF Grants as PI:

  • Functional Design: "A Novel Approach in Thermal Functional Textile with Conductive Materials”, (Principal Investigator) ITF Collaborative Project of HKRITA, HK$1,593,900. (07-Nov-2012~06-Nov-2014).
  • Functional Design: "A Novel Approach in Heat Transfer Function of Artificial Leather”, (Principal Investigator) ITF Tier 3 Grant, HK$998,660. (01-Jan-2013~30-Jun-201).
  • Functional Design: "Development of an Innovative Spinning System for Chitosan Yarn”, (Principal Investigator) ITF Platform Project of HKRITA, HK$5,388,888. (01-03-2014~29/02/2016).
  • Functional Design: "Innovation of Hignly Efficient Far-infrared Functional Textiles", (Principal Investigator) ITF Platform Project of HKRITA, HK$ 6,100,740.65. (01-03-2018-29/02-2020).
  • Functional Application: "Trial: Development of An Innovative Spinning System for Chitosan Yarn-skin Caring Apparel System by Application of Chitosan-based Blend Yarn for Elderly", HK$ 1,592,063.00. (31-03-2017-30-03-2018).
  • (2019), “A Design Method for A Green Yarn-spun Structure with Moisture Wicking and Fast-drying Effects”, (Principal Investigator) ITF Collaborative Project of HKRITA, HK$6,111.11109. (31-09-2019~30/09/2021).
Publications / Exhibitions

Book Chapter:

  • "Functional Fashion Design: A Contemporary Wearable Electronic Collection with Thermal Regulation", Handbook of Smart Textiles, Springer Publishing, 2015.

Seleted Journal Paper:

  • Li. Li*, W. M. Au, K. S. Wong, “A Design Approach for Electric Stimulation Textiles”, The Design Journal, in press, 2014.
  • Z. Liao, M. Zhang, M. Y. Yao, T. Hua, L. Li*, Feng Yan*, “Flexible Organic Electronics in Biology: Materials and Devices”, Advanced Materials. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201402625, 2014.
  • Li. Li*, S. Liu, D. Feng, T. Hua, Au, W. M., Wong, K. S., "Electromechanical Analysis of Length-related Resistance and Contact Resistance of Conductive Knitted Fabrics”, Textile Research Journal, 80(20), 2062-2070, 2012.
  • Li. Li*, W. M. Au, T. Hua and K. S. Wong, “Design of Conductive Fabric Network by Sheet Resistance Method”, Textile Research Journal, doi:10.1177/0040517511410105, 2011.
  • Li. Li*, W. M. Au, Y. Li, K. M. Wan, W. Y. Chung and K. S. Wong, “A Novel Design Method for Intelligent Clothing Embedded Sensor System Based on Knitting Technology and Garment Design”, Textile Research Journal, 80(15), 1670-1677, 2009.
  • Li. Li*, W. M. Au, Y. Li, K. M. Wan, S. H. Wan and K. S. Wong, “Design of Intelligent Garment with Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Function Based on the Intarsia Knitting Technique”, Textile Research Journal, 80(3), 279-286, 2009.
  • Li. Li*, W. M. Au, K. M. Wan, S. H. Wan, W. Y. Chung, K. S. Wong, “A Resistive Network Model for Conductive Knitting Stitches”, Textile Research Journal, 80(10), 935-947, 2009.
  • Li. Li *, W. M. Au, F. Ding, T. Hua, K. S. Wong, “Wearable Electronic Design: Electrothermal Properties of Conductive Knitted Fabrics”, Textile Research Journal, doi: 10.1177/0040517513494254, 2013.

Seleted Exhibition:

  • 今昔今资,玲珑故我”, Jiangning Imperial Silk Manufacturing Museum, 2014.
  • "Don't Believe Your Eyes” , The Fashion Gallery, 2014.
  • "Artificial warmth”, Outstanding Project Award, Shenghong cup China Fibers Creative Works Exhibition, China Chemical Fibers Association, China, 2013.
  • 第九届 ’從洛桑到北京‘ 國際纖維藝術雙年展,Shenzhen, 2016.
  • "Memory”, New Beat + Energy Nexus, International Shibori Design Collection, Foshan Zumiao Museum, China, p. 10, 2012.
  • "Wearable electric heating knitwear”, Interstoff Asia Essential – Spring 2012, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, 2012.
  • "Design of Intelligent Medical Apparel with Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Function” ITC's Advance Research Centre for Fashion & Textiles, China, 2012.
  • "Intelligent Impact Protective Fabric and Garments”, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 2012.
  • "Innovative Woven Fabric Design based on Combining Effects of Yarn and Weave”, 8th International Shibori Symposium Technology Shaped by Creativity, Hong Kong, 28 Dec-2 Jan, 2011/2012.
  • "Knitwear Trend”, Shanghai Expo, China, 2011.

Licensing:

  • Two License agreements on the Wearable Electronic Functional Textile ("Art meets Technology") between PTeC and HK local industry (2015);
  • Two License agreement on the Medial Functional Chitosan Textile("Art meets Technology") between PTeC and international industry (2016);
Academic Awards and Other Achievements

 

  • The Best International Invention, National Research Council of Tailand, Geneva, Switzerland, 2019.
  • Golden Award, “The 47nd International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva”, Geneva, Switzerland, 2019.
  • Golden Award, "44nd & 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva", Geneva, Switzerland, 2016.
  • Silver Award (team prize), 3th Red Square International Fashion Competition, 20-25 March, China, 2016.
  • Most Active New ward - Individual award, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2016.
  • "Oringin", Most Marketable Design Award, 2017 Green Fiber Product Creative Design Competition, Shanghai, China.
  • Finalist, "ITMA Future Materials Award", Dresden, Germany, 2014.
  • GRF/ECS Grant Award.
  • Overall champion in Art of Fashion International Student Design Competition, The Arts of Fashion Foundation, United States, 2007.
  • Silver Award, "The 42nd International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva", Geneva, Switzerland, 2014.

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