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Textile Engineering and Materials (TEAM)


Improving materials performance and processing through applied research

Textiles Engineering and Materials

Textile Engineering and Materials

TEAM was established in the early 1990s to undertake research in textiles. Textile research is by its very nature multi-disciplinary and this is reflected in the wide range of projects undertaken. The group seek to improve materials performance and processing 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

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

Agriculture and Natural Fibres

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

Material Performance and Design

  • Predicting the performance of fibres, yarns and fabrics
  • Bespoke software packages for yarn and fabric design
  • 3D textile design


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

Jinsong Shen
Professor of Textile Chemistry and Biotechnology

T: +44 (0)116 257 7558

Postgraduate Study

If you are interested in undertaking study within the group, please contact:

T: +44 (0)116 250 6070 





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