Faculty of Textile Science and Technology Research Activity2016|Shinshu Univ

12Advanced Textile EngineeringNew applications of cross-discipline integrated textilesDepartment of Advanced Textile and Kansei EngineeringTextiles are predominantly used in the fashion and clothing industries, but their use has recently migrated to less traditional fields. In the lab, I conduct research to develop high-functioning textiles through novel construction design and processing treatments. One example is integrating GPS antennas within clothing’s textile fibers for non-invasive patient monitoring. My work also involves development of other sensor fabrics and three-dimensional fabric design.Assistant Professor Zhu received her Ph.D. in Engineering from Shinshu University. She worked in Research and Development at Daio Paper Corporation before starting her current position at Shinshu University in 2015.The construction, design and real object of GPS textile antennaDevelopment of Song Brocade with modern technologies and its application Thermocouple fabric: a kind of textile sensorClothing-integrated antennas involve a mixture of electrical engineering, biology and other elds, and also represent my laboratory’s multi-disciplinary approach to textile science. Other novel research areas we pursue include: clothing-integrated sensors and 3D textiles. Our research will help to establish a range of new sub-elds and applications in areas including welfare, architecture, and a variety of other traditional elds.Outlook for researchI hope that graduates will not only specialize in textile engineering, including textile materials, technologies,and applications, but also have a global view and communication skills through active learning.Outlook for students after graduationChunhong ZhuTenure-track Assistant Professor


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