Investigators

Professor Tilak Dias is the Chair of Knitting at Nottingham Trent University and the Head of the Advanced Textiles Research Group. Professor Dias is the Principal Investigator on the project. Nottingham Trent University staff page.


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Dr Theodore Hughes-Riley is an Associate Professor in Electronic Textiles in the Advanced Textiles Research Group at Nottingham Trent University and the Primary Co-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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Researchers

Dr Arash Shahidi is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Advanced Textile Characterisation 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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Advisors

Dr Katherine Townsend is Associate Professor in Fashion and Textile Crafts 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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Mohamad Nour Nashed is a Research Fellow in Electronic Sensor Yarn Development in the Advanced Textiles Research Group. He is working on the development of an electronic yarn with strain sensing capabilities.


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Dr Neranga Abeywickrama is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Electronic Yarn Development in the Advanced Textiles Research Group. She is working on the development of an E-yarn with strain sensing capabilities.


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Matholo Kgatuke is a Research Associate in the Weaving of Electronic Textiles in the Advanced Textiles Research Group. She is working on weaving textile solar panels using E-yarns with embedded solar cells.