Textile Engineering and Materials (TEAM)

TEAM Research Group was established in the early 1990s to undertake research in textiles. TEAM researchers have a wide range of specialist knowledge and expertise, currently focusing on the research to develop innovative eco-friendly textile processes and sustainable textile materials. TEAM seek to improve the performance and design of textile materials for industry through applied research in four inter-related areas:

Textile Products and Processing

  • High performance technical, medical and military textiles
  • Nanotechnology for enhanced performance
  • Industrial textiles, protective clothing and composites

Enzymes and Sustainable Technologies

  • Application of biotechnology and laser technology
  • Re-use, re-manufacture and recycling of textiles
  • Environmental and social assessment

Agriculture and Natural Fibres

  • Plant fibres from non-food crops
  • Process engineering for plant fibre extraction
  • Protein fibres and textiles

Material Performance and Design

  • 3D textile design and surface patterning
  • Textile laboratory testing and wearer trials
  • Wearable technology
  • Sustainable design and the circular economy
  • Sustainable materials and garment longevity
  • Product innovation and future textiles
  • Performance sportswear and apparel
  • Contour innovation


For details about TEAM research areas and projects, please contact:

Professor Jinsong Shen, Professor of Textile Chemistry and Biotechnology 

T: +44(0)116 2577558
E: jshen@dmu.ac.uk