Investigators

Dr Theodore Hughes-Riley is an Associate Professor in Electronic Textiles in the Advanced Textiles Research Group at Nottingham Trent University and the Principal Investigator on the project. Nottingham Trent University staff page.


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William Hurley is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles at Nottingham Trent University, and a co-investigator on the project. Nottingham Trent University staff page.


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Professor Tilak Dias was the Chair of Knitting at Nottingham Trent University and the Head of the Advanced Textiles Research Group, however he has since retired. Professor Dias was formerly the Principal Investigator on the project. Nottingham Trent University staff page.

Researchers

Dr Arash Shahidi is a Postdoctoral Senior Research Fellow in Medical and Technical Textiles in the Advanced Textiles Research Group at the Nottingham Trent University. He is an expert in the testing of textiles and electronic textiles, and has significant experience in the development of automated production processes. Nottingham Trent University staff page.


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Carlos Oliveira is an Experimental Officer in the Advanced Textiles Research Group at Nottingham Trent University. He is an expert in textile fabrication with specialisation in knitting. Nottingham Trent University staff page.


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Kalana Marasinghe is a Research Fellow in Electronic Yarns in the Advanced Textiles Research Group at Nottingham Trent University. He has a mechanical engineering background with experience in product innovation and development of smart textiles and wearable technology products in the apparel industry. Nottingham Trent University staff page.

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Dr Mohamad Nour Nashed is a Visiting Scholar in the Advanced Textiles Research Group.

Advisors

Dr Katherine Townsend is Professor of Fashion and Textile Practice at Nottingham Trent University and contributes to the project as a sustainable fashion and textile consultant. Nottingham Trent University staff page.


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Dr Pasindu Lugoda is a Lecturer in Engineering, and was formerly a Research Fellow in the Advanced Textiles Research Group. He has expertise in research and development of smart textiles, flexible electronics and wearable electronics for medical and entertainment applications.

Affiliated researchers

Richard Arm is a Senior Research Fellow in Flexural Composites in the Advanced Textiles Research Group. He is an expert in functional and flexural composites, and biomimetic materials. Nottingham Trent University staff page.


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Matholo Kgatuke is a Doctoral Candidate. She previously worked on weaving textile solar panels using E-yarns with embedded solar cells as a Research Associate within the Advanced Textiles Research Group.

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Nishadi Perera is a Doctoral Candidate in the Advanced Textile Research Group, currently in the second year. She is working on designing and developing pressure sensing textiles. She has a textile engineering background with expertise in problem definition and open innovation.


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Malindu Ehelagasthenna is a Doctoral Candidate in the Advance Textile Research Group. He is working on electronic textiles with haptic feedback.

Former researchers

Dr Neranga Abeywickrama was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Energy Harvesting and Management in Textiles in the Advanced Textiles Research Group. She worked on the development of an E-yarn with strain sensing capabilities.