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Prof. Xiaoming Tao receives President’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Knowledge Transfer

21 Jul 2022


SFT is pleased to announce that Prof. Xiaoming Tao, Chair Professor of SFT, recently received the President’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement in KT: Industry.

The award acknowledges her research work titled Nu-Torque™: Breakthrough in Yarn Manufacturing Technology for Better Textile Properties. Nu-Torque is a revolutionary yarn-spinning technology that uses physical means to create yarns with lower torque and twist while achieving the same strength as conventionally spun yarns. Fabrics made with Nu-Torque yarns are less prone to deformation even after being repeatedly washed, while also feeling softer and looking shinier with less hairiness. Compared to conventional yarn-spinning technologies, Nu-Torque improves productivity, saves energy and is less polluting. Fabrics and garments made with Nu-Torque yarns are widely sold in the U.S., Europe, Japan and China.

Congratulations to Prof. Tao! We hope that she will continue to have an immense impact on the industry.

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About the President’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Knowledge Transfer in KT: Industry

The President’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Knowledge Transfer (KT) is established to recognise and reward the KT endeavours of staff members that are underpinned by research and innovation and have significant impacts on the industry and society. The “President’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement in KT: Industry” recognises KT impactful cases that demonstrate contributions to advancing the technological or industry standards, addressing the needs of the industry, or enhancing its competitiveness through application of PolyU’s research and innovations in the form of products, methodologies, systems and/or solutions.



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