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Fashion and Textile Technology

Research in this area involves five key directions:

(1) Smart wearable technology, including textile based energy harvesting, conversion and storage devices, wearable photonics and electronics, fiber, flexible sensors and actuators, artificial muscle, artificial skin sensors, soft robotics, etc.

Supervisors: Prof Wei CHEN, Prof JT FAN, Prof Hong HU, Dr Tao HUA, Dr Qiyao HUANG, Dr Tsaichun HUANG, Dr Lilly LI, Dr DH SHOU, Dr Jeanne TAN, Prof XM TAO, Prof BG XU, Dr Joanne YIP, Dr Lisa ZHANG, Prof ZJ ZHENG
(For their contact methods, pls refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/itc/people/academic-staff/)

 

(2) Color management and textile processing, including bionic chromatic materials, bio-based green colorants, functional and smart textile and garment surface treatments, non-contact image-based color measurement, color communication technologies, etc.

Supervisors: Prof CW KAN, Prof Kinor JIANG, Prof John XIN (For their contact methods, pls refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/itc/people/academic-staff/

 

(3) Human factor & functional clothing technologies, including personal moisture and thermal management, thermoregulatory wearables, active and passive cooling, air filtration textiles, multifunctional clothing, functional compression textiles and clothing, ergonomic comfort, clothing biomechanics, etc.

Supervisors: Prof JT FAN, Dr Bin FEI, Prof Hong HU, Dr Tsaichun HUANG,  Dr Lilly LI, Ms Nico LIU, Dr Rong LIU, Dr Tracy MOK, Dr Manas SARKAR, Dr DH SHOU, Dr Sarina SUN, Prof XM TAO, Prof BG XU, Dr Kit YICK, Dr Joanne YIP (For their contact methods, pls refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/itc/people/academic-staff/)

 

(4) Advanced fibrous materials & technology, including biopolymeric and biomimic materials,  medical fibrous materials, auxetic textiles, super thermal conducting and isolation fibrous materials, mono-axial directional water transportation fibrous materials, air conditional fibrous materials, etc.

Supervisors: Prof JT FAN, Dr Bin FEI, Prof Hong HU, Dr Tao HUA, Dr Qiyao HUANG, Dr Ying JI, Prof CW KAN, Dr Nuru NOOR, Dr DH SHOU, Dr Sarina SUN, Prof XM TAO, Prof John XIN, Prof BG XU, Dr Joanne YIP, Prof ZJ ZHENG (For their contact methods, pls refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/itc/people/academic-staff/)

 

(5) Machinery/instrument development or modification, including development or modification of machineries for textile/ functional textile/ related materials/garments development or production, development or modification of instruments for textile materials, fabrics and garments testing and property assessment, etc.

Supervisor: Dr Manas SARKAR (For his contact method, pls refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/itc/people/academic-staff/)

 

Fashion and Textile Design

Research in this area involves four key directions: 

(1) Cultural design, including fashion and textile design innovation with traditional and modern cultural elements, costume art and fashion creation, HK fashion style, fashion and textile arts, wearable arts, etc.

Supervisors: Dr Joe AU, Dr SY CHOI, Dr Tsaichun HUANG,  Prof Kinor JIANG, Dr Lilly LI, Dr Haze NG, Ms Amana WU (For their contact methods, pls refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/itc/people/academic-staff/)

 

(2) Social design, including fashion for various communities and institutions with special needs, such as business districts, care centers, hospitals, schools, and enterprises, etc. 

Supervisors: Dr Joe AU, Dr Jin LAM, Dr Jeanne TAN, Ms Candice VINCENT (For their contact methods, pls refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/itc/people/academic-staff/)

 

(3) Functional design, including high performance sportswear design, innovative metallic textiles design, uniform and activity wear design, interactive photonic textile design, design of wearable electronics, design ergonomics, etc.

Supervisors: Dr Joe AU, Dr CP HO, Dr Tsaichun HUANG, Prof Kinor JIANG, Dr Lilly LI, Ms Nico LIU, Dr Rong LIU, Ms Candice VINCENT, Dr Sarina SUN, Dr Kit YICK, Dr Joanne YIP (For their contact methods, pls refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/itc/people/academic-staff/)

 

(4) Digital fashion design, including AI (Artificial Intelligence) assisted visual and pattern design, virtual fitting, 3D/4D body scanning, mobile body measurement and garment fitting, etc.

Supervisors: Dr Desmond CHAU, Dr Tsaichun HUANG, Dr Lilly LI, Dr Tracy MOK, Dr Sarina SUN (For their contact methods, pls refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/itc/people/academic-staff/)

 

Fashion Business

Research in fashion business involves five key directions:

(1) Sustainable fashion, including slow fashion, circular fashion, sustainable consumption, green service, green supply chain, social innovation, health and safety, etc.

Supervisors: Dr Desmond CHAU, Dr Di FAN, Dr Tsaichun HUANG, Dr Chloe KI, Dr Magnum LAM, Dr Chris LO, Dr Nuru NOOR, Dr Sarina SUN, Prof XM TAO (For their contact methods, pls refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/itc/people/academic-staff/)

 

(2) Artificial intelligence, including computer vision, image feature analysis, big data analysis, optimization, natural language programming, social media, etc.

Supervisors: Dr Eunsoo BAEK, Dr Chloe KI, Dr Chris LO, Dr Tracy MOK, Dr Jeanne TAN, Prof XM TAO, Prof Calvin WONG, Dr Rachel YEE, Dr Joanne YIP (For their contact methods, pls refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/itc/people/academic-staff/)

 

(3) Brand experience, including virtual reality, brick & mortar experience, visual merchandising, consumer psychology and behavior, omni-channel experience, service quality, etc.

Supervisors: Dr Eunsoo BAEK, Dr Juyeun JANG, Dr Chloe KI, Dr Chris LO, Ms Candice VINCENT, Dr Carrie WONG (For their contact methods, pls refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/itc/people/academic-staff/)

 

(4) Fashion supply chain management, including strategic supplier coordination and development, sourcing and logistics optimization, quality management, process innovation for textiles and fashion firms.

Supervisors: Dr Di FAN, Ms Candice VINCENT, Dr Chester TO, Prof Christina WONG  (For their contact methods, pls refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/itc/people/academic-staff/)

 

(5) Digital and social media marketing, including marketing using the Internet, social media, mobile apps, and other digital communications channels and technologies, content generation, e-commerce, social commerce, digital tracking, data analysis, etc.

Supervisors: Dr Rachel YEE, Dr Amy ZHOU (For their contact methods, pls refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/itc/people/academic-staff/)

 

 

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