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In order to stimulate scientific and scholarship interchange, ITC invites world renowned scholars to deliver public lectures and research seminars regularly.

Research Student Seminar is a perfect platform for ITC research students in different specialisms to present their works while collecting feedback from professors and fellow classmates. The students can also take this opportunity to practice their presentation skills for disseminating their research findings to audience with different background.


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22 May 2019 Disruptive business innovation models: How can traditional retailers embrace and proceed?

Prof. B. Ellie Jin, Albert Myers Distinguished Professor of Textile Economics and Management, Wilson College of Textiles, Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, North Carolina State University, United States

29 Apr 2019 Publishing in Wiley Materials Science Journals 

Dr Muxian Shen, Editor of Advanced Energy Materials, Advance Functional Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Material Technology and Small Methods 

13 Mar 2019 Confining Electrode Materials in Polymer Composite Frameworks for Li Ion Batteries

Prof. Shanqing Zhang, Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, School of Environment and Science, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, Australia

13 Mar 2019 Electrochemical Engineering of Graphene Oxide for Wearable Smart Devices 

Dr Yu Lin Zhong, Senior Lecturer, School of Environment and Science, Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, Australia

8 Mar 2019

Design & Technology for Social Good : Future Developments and Incubation Opportunities

Alexander Chan, Co-Director, The Mills, Fabrica

28 Feb 2019 Advanced Green Composites: Where Are We?

Prof. Anil N. Netravali, Jean & Douglas McLean Professor, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University

22 Jan 2019

A Flexible Future Fueled by Hybrid Electronic Architectures

Dr James Holbery, Microsoft Group Leader of the Advanced Materials & Mechanics team

18 Jan 2019

New Functional Biodegradable Pseudo-Protein Biomaterial Technology, New Strategy and Biomedical Applications

Prof. Chih-Chang (C.C.) Chu , Rebecca Q. Morgan 60' Professor, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University

14 Jan 2019 Cost Effective Production of Ultra-strong Polymer Fibers from Extended Chains  Prof. Donggang Yao, Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA



13 Dec 2018 Tuning the Mechanical Properties of Materials by 3D Nanostructuring through PnP Prof. Seokwoo Jeon, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
10 Dec 2018 Advanced Ferroelectric Polymers for Wearable Cooling and Haptics Prof. Q M Zhang, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
22 Aug 2018 Bioinspired Sensing and Actuating Materials   Dr Xuemin Du,  Associate Professor, Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
22 Aug 2018 IDE Programme at RCA(UK): A Unique Innovative Design Approach to Support Incubation of Advanced Material Technologies

Dr Stephen Jia Wang, School of Design, Royal College of Art, UK

6 Jul 2018 Smart Materials by Nanoscale Assembly

Prof. Yadong Yin, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California at Riverside, USA

5 Jul 2018 Ghost stories of FASHION, L’histoire de la mode Prof. Zowie Broach, Head of Fashion, Royal College of Art, UK
23 May 2018 An Entrepreneurial Journey of Flexible Nanophotonic Metamaterials: Technological Innovation and Industrialization Dr Tian Feng, Founder and CEO of Phomera Metamaterials Inc. 
13 Apr 2018 Belt & Road Lead the Way to Rising Culture - What Does China's National Costume Look Like in Your Mind

Ms Gong Fang, Founder, Hong Kong National Clothes Cultural Exchange Promotion Association

Ms Zhang Xiaoqing, Founder, Wenwuhui Education Center

12 Apr 2018 Grain growth and Regular Ordering of Spherical Microdomains in a Dewetted Monolayer Film by Thermal Annealing of a Superthin Film of a Triblock Copolymer  

Prof. Shinichi Sakurai, Faculty of Fiber Science and Engineering, Kyoto Institute of Technology

12 Apr 2018 High Strength Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications

Prof. Wenguang Liu, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University

10 Apr 2018 Synthesis and Application of Novel Two-dimensional Nanomaterials Prof. Hua Zhang, Center for Programmable Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
9 Feb 2018 Creation of High-performance Nanostructures by Using Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) as the Constructive Elements  Prof. Fugetsu Bunshi, Policy Alternative Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
25 Jan 2018 In Situ Microscopy Investigations for Energy Storage and Smart Material Applications Dr Steven Boles, Department of Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
20 Jan 2018 E-Textiles Research Activities at UBC Prof. Frank Ko, The University of British Columbia



6 Dec 2017 Negative reactions: Auxetics and related materials which do the opposite of what you expect, quite laterally! Prof. Andy Alderson, Sheffield Hallam University, UK 
24 Nov 2017 ITC Research Student Seminar 2017/18

Ng Keng Hong (PhD Student)

Wan Ka Wing Frances (PhD Student)

15 Nov 2017 Recent Advances in Applied Colour and Polymer Science Prof. Long Lin, University of Leeds, UK
8 Nov 2017

Recent Advances in Flame Retardant Polymer Composites and Textiles

Prof. Sheng Zhang, Center for Fire Safety Materials, Beijing University of Chemical Technology

13 Oct 2017  Recent Progress in Shape-Memory Polymers  Prof. Andreas Lendlein, Professor for Materials in Life Sciences, University Potsdam; Professor in Chemistry, Freie Universität Berlin
6 Oct 2017 ITC Research Student Seminar 2017/18

Harishkumar Narayana (PhD Student)

Zhang Yaokang (PhD Student)

28 Jun 2017 Plasmonically Engineered Metal Nanogap Structures for Photonics and Biomedical Applications Prof. Jwa-Min Nam, Seoul National University
26 Jun 2017 ITC Research Student Seminar 2016/17

Hui Chi Yuen (PhD Student)

Ng Sze Wing (PhD Student)

24 Apr 2017 ITC Research Student Seminar 2016/17

Cheung Hing Fu, Channal (PhD Student)

Ng Pui Fai (PhD Student)

Tong Shuk Fan (PhD Student)

Wang Wen (PhD Student)

Zhang Qian (PhD Student)

12 Apr 2017 Nanocomposites of polymers and carbon-based nanofillers: improving mechanical properties through modular, flaw-tolerant fabrication Prof. SonBinh T. Nguyen, Northwestern University
31 Mar 2017 Textile Structural Composites: From 3D to 1D Fiber Architectures from strong to smart composites Prof. Frank Ko, Advanced Fibrous Materials Laboratory, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
31 Mar 2017 Lead the World in Essentials for a Better Life - Disposable Absorbent Garment: Structures, Functions, and Benefits Dr Jin Chen, Senior Research Scientist at Kimberly-Clark Corporation
20 Mar 2017 ITC Research Student Seminar 2016/17

Guo Yujuan (PhD Student)

Ng Kwok Hei (PhD Student)

26 Jan 2017 Low Dimensional Metal Chalcogenide Semiconductors: Design, Synthesis and Applications Prof. Jun He, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
26 Jan 2017 Inorganic Nanoparticles for Organic Solar Cells Dr Julia W. P. Hsu, University of Texas at Dallas 
23 Jan 2017 ITC Research Student Seminar 2016/17

Chen Jianming (PhD Student)

Qiu Lu (MPhil Student)



12 Dec 2016 Publishing with The Royal Society of Chemistry Dr Daping Zhang, Executive Editor at The Royal Society of Chemistry
10 Dec 2016 Macroscopic Nanoparticle Assemblies: Integration, Functionalization and Applications Prof. Shu-Hong Yu, University of Science and Technology of China
2 Dec 2016 Moisture Management Testing by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Multidirectional Wicking Prof. Haskell Beckham, Principal Scientist at Exponent; Adjunct Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA)
18 Nov 2016 What’s Beyond a Woven Textiles World? — Nonwovens and Technical Textiles Prof. Ning Xin, Director, Industrial Research Institute of Nonwovens and Technical Textiles, Qingdao University, China
17 Nov 2016 ITC Research Student Seminar 2016/17

Liu Su (PhD student)

Tong Jiahui (PhD student)

Zulifqar Adeel (PhD student)

25 Oct 2016 Research Talk by Professor Wang Xungai Professor Wang Xungai, Director of the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) Deakin University, Australia
18 Oct 2016 Electric Control of Viscous Liquid Jets for Printing Fibers Dr Anderson Shum, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
18 Oct 2016 High Performances Flexible Organic Temperature Sensors Dr Paddy Chan, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
28 Aug 2016 Pre-retirement Public Lecture of Dr Allan Chan, ex-ITC Associate Head Dr Allan Chan, ex-ITC Associate Head, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
26 Jul 2016

Improving Cycle Stability of Silicon Anode for Lithium-ion Battery Applications

Dr Denis Y. W. Yu, Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong
27 Jun 2016 ITC Research Student Seminar 2015/16

AHMAD Ishaq (PhD student)

Lam, Ngan Yi Kitty (PhD student)

Tang Wing Shan (PhD student)

15 Jun 2016 Advanced Green Composites Prof. Anil N. Netravali, Jean and Douglas McLean Professor, Cornell University
10 Jun 2016 Wearability, Manufacturability, and Feasibility in Garment-Integrated Technologies

Dr Lucy E. Dunne, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

23 May 2016 ITC Research Student Seminar 2015/16

Chen Lina (PhD student)

Jiang Lili (PhD student)

Luk Chi Him (PhD student)

5 Apr 2016 Sustainability: Leaping Forward with Innovation and Technologies Mr Anderson Lee, Board Member, Sustainable Apparel Coalition; Chairman, Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium (SFBC); Director, Textile Council Hong Kong; Voting Member, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA); President & CEO, PINNECO RESEARCH LTD
21 Mar 2016 ITC Research Student Seminar 2015/16

Cheung Chun Ting (MPhil student)

Jia Yuanning (MPhil student)

Lu Lu (PhD student)

Yao Mei Yu (PhD student)

9 Mar 2016

The Value of the Creative Design Process: Thinking, Doing, and Making

Prof. Eileen Karp, Chairperson, Fashion Design Department, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT-SUNY), NYC

4 Mar 2016 Ternary Organic Solar Cells and Flexible Energy Storage Devices Prof. Wei Zhixiang, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China
22 Feb 2016 ITC Research Student Seminar 2015/16

Hu Enling (PhD student)

Li Ming Yi (MPhil student)

Zhao Kaiwei (PhD student)

25 Jan 2016 ITC Research Student Seminar 2015/16

Cheng Chun Man (PhD student)

Liu Yang (PhD student)

Lo Ka Wai (PhD student)

Tong Le (PhD student)