• 11 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20062019

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Biography

Dr Andrew Hewitt has over 23 years experience in textile research and joined the University of Huddersfield in March 2018 as a Lecturer in Textiles. He sits on the steering committee of the Nonwovens Network, the UK's largest association for nonwovens and related industries, and EDANA's Sustainability Working Group.

He graduated from Lancaster University with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and MSc in Polymer Science, then began his career working on the development of textile lubricants and finishes before undertaking a PhD in Hydroentangled Nonwovens at the University of Leeds.

Before joining the University of Huddersfield he worked as a senior manager in a successful University of Leeds spin-out company for over 12 years, conducting confidential textile research and development for industrial clients across the globe.

Andrew has an extensive track record in the development of commercially-focussed new textile products and processes using a wide range of nonwoven process routes for many different end applications, including medical, hygiene, geotextiles, construction, apparel, automotive, furnishings, filtration, insulation, agriculture, disease control and cosmetics.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Structures and properties of nonwovens
  • Textile product and process development
  • The circular economy relating to textiles
  • Biodegradable and sustainable fibres

External positions

Member of the Sustainability Working Group, EDANA

Jul 2018 → …

Steering Committee Member, Nonwovens Network

Dec 2012 → …

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Textiles
  • Nonwovens
  • Circular Economy
  • Polymer and Fibre Science
  • Technical Textiles
  • Product Development
  • Sustainable Fashion and Textiles
  • Medical Textiles
  • Textile Engineering

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Research Output

  • 11 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 2 Article

Finishing Processes and Recent Developments

Hewitt, A. & Hebden, A., 8 Aug 2019, Fibres to Smart Textiles: Advances in Manufacturing, Technologies, and Applications. Patnaik, A. & Patnaik, S. (eds.). Boca Raton: CRC Press, p. 201-220 20 p. (Textile Institute Professional Publications).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Technical design for recycling of clothing

    Durham, E., Hewitt, A., Bell, R. & Russell, S., 25 Aug 2015, Sustainable Apparel: Production, Processing and Recycling. Elsevier Inc., p. 187-198 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Seam Separation Technology to Facilitate Re-use and Recycling of Textile Products

    Durham, E., Hewitt, A., Rea, C. & Russell, S. J., 28 Apr 2014, Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014: Part 1. Setchi, R., Howlett, R. J., Naim, M. & Seinz, H. (eds.). 1 ed. UK: KES International, Vol. 1. p. 184-187 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Fibre composition of donated post-consumer clothing in theUK

    Ward, G. D., Hewitt, A. D. & Russell, S. J., 1 Feb 2013, In : Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Waste and Resource Management. 166, 1, p. 29-37 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    The dyeing of nonwoven fabrics part 1: Initial studies

    Burkinshaw, S. M., Hewitt, A. D., Blackburn, R. S. & Russell, S. J., 1 Sep 2012, In : Dyes and Pigments. 94, 3, p. 592-598 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Activities

    • 6 Invited talk
    • 3 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
    • 2 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

    WOVEN

    Andrew Hewitt (Organiser), Parikshit Goswami (Organiser), Nicola Redmore (Organiser) & Matthew Taylor (Organiser)

    14 Jun 201915 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Developments in Medical Nonwovens

    Andrew Hewitt (Speaker)

    9 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    The True Cost of Fashion

    Andrew Hewitt (Member of programme committee)

    22 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    WOVEN

    Andrew Hewitt (Organiser) & Parikshit Goswami (Organiser)

    14 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    6th International Conference on Technical Textiles and Nonwovens

    Andrew Hewitt (Speaker)

    7 Dec 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Press / Media

    BBC Radio Leeds - Liz Green Breakfast Show

    Andrew Hewitt

    6/10/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other