Institute of Textiles and Clothing

Doctor of Philosophy / Master of Philosophy

Sept 2018 Entry

Introduction


The Institute of Textiles and Clothing offers research degree programmes leading to the degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The primary objective of the MPhil programme is to educate students at the Master's degree level with a view to preparing them for PhD studies in the near future. The PhD programme is primarily designed to prepare students for a career in academic research and teaching, and also enables students to pursue a career in research.

Research Areas


Apparel Technology

Intelligent apparel manufacturing planning, scheduling and control CAD/CAM in textiles and clothing; sizing systems for clothing; 3D body scanning technology; apparel processing technology and management; clothing comfort; clothing functional design, and apparel product development.

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr. Tracy Mok2766 4442tracy.mok@polyu.edu.hk

Fashion and Textile Business

Consumer behaviors in fashion; consumer psychology in fashion; fashion branding; fashion marketing and merchandising; fashion retailing; fashion business intelligence; quality management; fashion supply chain management; international trade of textiles and clothing. 

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. Calvin Wong2766 6471calvin.wong@polyu.edu.hk

Fashion and Textile Design

Inter-relationship between textiles and fashion; integrations among design, technology and business in fashion and textiles; innovative and/or smart fashion and textiles; the cultural and contextual aspects of design and development; design semiotic and symbolism; visual literacy.

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr. Kinor Jiang2766 6430kinor.j@polyu.edu.hk

Textile Chemistry and Functional Materials

Functional textile surface treatments, new and smart material fabrication based on nanotechnology and other chemical synthesis technologies, novel and biodegradable polymers synthesis and applications, new polymeric fibres and nano-fibres, ink-jet printing technology, color quality evaluation and communication technology, eco-friendly dyeing, effluent treatment.

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. John H. Xin2766 6474john.xin@polyu.edu.hk

Textile and Apparel Materials and Products

Advanced flexible, soft and fibrous materials and structures: multi-scaled computational modeling and design, synthesis, characterisation; their applications in healthcare and biomedicine, personal protection, interactions between human and environment as well as between human and man-made devices/machines; multi-functional intelligent textiles and apparel technology; flexible bio-opto-electronic devices and wearable systems; sensory engineering, sustainable development of textile processing technologies, three dimensional and complex textile structures; textile physics and structure mechanics; technical textiles; biomedical textiles; shape memory polymers and textiles; nano-science and technology for textiles.

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. Xiaoming Tao2766 6470xiao-ming.tao@polyu.edu.hk

Research Facilities


Analytical Laboratory

CAD Laboratory

Chemistry Research Laboratory

Computer Laboratory

Color Evaluation Laboratory

Coloration Laboratory

Dyeing & Finishing Laboratory

Garment Laboratory

Instrumentation Laboratory

Intimate Apparel Design Studio

Knitting Laboratory

Fabric Objective Measurement Laboratory

Laser Engraving Laboratory

Laser Treatment Laboratory

Material Synthesis & Processing Laboratory

Pattern Construction Laboratory

Plasma Treatment Laboratory

Physical Testing Laboratory

Project Laboratory 

Research Laboratory

Resource Centre

Spinning Laboratory

Weaving Laboratory

3D Body Scanner Laboratory

3D Coloration Laboratory

 

Please visit our website for more information about our research facilities.

Other Information


Points to note for all candidates

 

Please indicate the name of your confirmed or prospective chief supervisor in point 8b of your Research Degree Proposal.

 

Points to note for non-local candidates

 

  1. Non-local students must also hold a valid student visa to study in Hong Kong unless they hold a work permit and take a part-time programme, or hold a dependent visa as a spouse or child (up to 18 years old) of a non-local person permitted to work in Hong Kong. Normally, student visa are granted to those who will take up full-time study. The University will apply for non-local students’ visas after they have accepted our offer.
     
  2. As non-local students are not normally eligible for government grants and loans, they should ensure that they have sufficient funds for tuition fees, accommodation and other expenses, including medical insurance.    

Supporting Documents


Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Research Proposal Form

Compulsory - Download

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory 

Others

Optional - i.e. publication records, scholarships, awards, international working/study experience