Postgraduate Research

Postgraduate Research

We welcome applications from potential candidates who are interested in similar or related themes to those outlined on below. If you are interested in the possibility of undertaking a PhD in the field of textiles please contact Professor Jinsong Shen in the first instance.

MPhil/PhD Research

The TEAM research group provides well equipped wet and dry laboratory facilities for applied textile research to MA/MSc and MPhil/PhD research students. This includes fibre processing, chemical treatments and mechanical evaluation which supplements knitting, weaving, garment manufacture and coloration. In addition other DMU schools provide access to 3D printing, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and microbiology.

Supervisory support is provided by subject specialists from across the School and supported by a wider network of advisors.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees can be pursued either by full-time or part-time research in the University or jointly supervised from a research base elsewhere where the student has access to other facilities and support. In this case they are encouraged to spend some time each year at the University.

Key research areas: 

  • Textile processing
  • Sustainable fashion and textiles
  • Functional materials and finishes
  • Textile technology
  • Textile biotechnology
  • Textile innovation
  • Nanotechnology

Jinsong Shen
Professor of Textile Chemistry and Biotechnology
T: +44 (0)116 257 7558
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