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Expert in Nonwovens and Spun Yarn Technology and Fabric Properties

Expert ID: 721881 United Kingdom

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Expert has researched nonwoven fabric structures since 1985 and has developed techniques for automatic measurement of fibre orientation and pore size distributions. He has also supervised the development of on-line monitoring and feedback control techniques for air-laying nonwoven processes. He has recently led research in successfully developing the technology of producing 3D shaped nonwoven products which involves air-laying process and bonding technology developments.

Since 1990, Expert has been involved with research in the performance of fabrics and has acted as a consultant to many international companies including Marks & Spencer, Procter and Gamble, and Unilever. He has helped companies establish benchmarks for fabric quality control. Expert has conducted research in rotor spinning since 1992 and has established the yarn structure-property-process relationships of rotor yarns. He is also engaged in research of novel yarn production techniques.

Expert was the principle grant holder of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) project on the production of 3D nonwovens. 3D nonwovens shapes can now be produced in a single process without the need of cutting and reassembling. This eliminates wastage and significantly reduces production costs. The project attracted joint funding from EPSRC and industry of over £320,000.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: PhD Subject: Textile Technology Institution: The University of Science and Technology in Manchester (UMIST)
Year: 1984 Degree: BSc Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Eastern China University (ECU), Shanghai, China

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1990 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Lecturer Department: Textiles Responsibilities: Expert does research on yarns, nonwovens and fabric performance in clothing and for household uses.
Years: 1990 to 1993 Employer: The University of Science and Technology in Manchester (UMIST) Title: Project Manager Department: Coats Viyella-Marks & Spencer Centre of Excellence on Fabric Properties Responsibilities:

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Training / Seminars
Expert is an expert in relation to the properties and behaviour of fibres, yarns and fabrics. He is a specialist in yarn manufacturing and thus, provides a series of lectures in yarn production technology and quality control to both undergraduate and MSc students.
Other Relevant Experience
His current research projects include: nonwovens technology for producing 3D shapes from fibres; fabric end-use performance; and yarn structures and properties.

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