Technical Textiles Research Centre

  • United Kingdom

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Profile Information

The Technical Textiles Research Centre at the University of Huddersfield aims to re-establish the town and region as a world leader in textiles by harnessing the newest technology and manufacturing techniques. The centre has received considerable interest from UK textile manufacturers from a wide array of applications, as well as overseas commercial and academic organisations. The focus is on high-performance technical textiles that are bespoke and of high quality. Huddersfield’s heritage as a major centre for the chemical industry is another catalyst for the research centre. The centre brings together expertise in disparate fields of science, including technical textiles, engineering, digital technology, textile processing, cellulose science, medical textiles (implantable, non-implantable, healthcare environment materials), fibre and polymer chemistry, pharmacology, surface functionalisation & material science. This group has unique expertise in chemistry related to technical textiles. Moreover, a multi-disciplinary team of University of Huddersfield’s academics, researchers and students in fields that include chemistry and engineering as well as textiles are part of this centre to foster real transdisciplinary research.  Technical textiles industry is flourishing and are used in a wide range of consumer & industrial products with diverse properties, including absorbent hygiene products, agriculture/horticulture, apparel, composites, construction, electronics, filtration, furnishings, insulation, medical, personal protection, structural engineering, & wipes. A key objective of the research centre will be to address a number of serious global challenges, including dealing with the quality of life of an ageing population, which is one of the four grand challenges announced by the UK Industry Strategy. A desire of our centre to influence the replacement of petrochemical-derived fibres with more sustainable, renewable alternatives is in direct synergy with the Global Challenges Research Fund. The group takes a holistic approach to tackling these challenges, which is enabled by the diverse nature of the academics involved

please contact Professor Parik Goswami (p.goswami@hud.ac.uk) 

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Fibers Chemical Compounds
Cerium compounds Chemical Compounds
Cellulose Chemical Compounds
Textiles Engineering & Materials Science
Polyurethanes Engineering & Materials Science
Ionic Liquids Chemical Compounds
Hydrogen Chemical Compounds
Competitive intelligence Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2014 2019

Accelerated weathering of textile waste nonwovens used as sustainable agricultural mulching

Abidi, H., Rana, S., Chaouch, W., Azouz, B., Ben Aissa, I., Ben Hassen, M. & Fangueiro, R., 9 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Industrial Textiles.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Weathering
Textiles
Plastic films
Cotton
Natural fibers

Analysis and recommendations for European carbon dioxide utilization policies

Castillo-Castillo, A. & Angelis-Dimakis, A., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 247, p. 439-448 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon capture
Carbon dioxide
carbon dioxide
stakeholder
Climate change

A New Approach for the Functionalisation of Polysulfone with β-cyclodextrin

A. Abdeldayem, S., M. Abou Elmaaty, T., Russell, S. J., Goswami, P. & Smith, T., 7 Aug 2019, In : Materials Research Express. 6, 10, 105310.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polysulfones
Cyclodextrins
Phenolphthalein
Amination
Complexation

Projects 2018 2023

Future Fashion Factory - Digitally Enabled Design & Manufacture of Designer Products for Circular Economies

Goswami, P., Russell, S. J., Almond, K. & Postlethwaite, S.

1/10/181/03/23

Project: ResearchResearch Council - AHRC

Activities 2014 2019

The preclinical and clinical development of Apaziquone - the trials and tribulations of working in drug development

Roger Phillips (Keynote speaker)
23 Oct 201925 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Targeting the hypoxic fraction of cancer

Roger Phillips (Speaker)
10 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

File

Targeted or Phenotypic Approaches to Cancer Drug Discovery

Roger Phillips (Speaker)
4 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk