Danmei Sun

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Danmei Sun, PhD
School of Textiles and Design
Heriot-Watt University, UK

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Dr. Danmei Sun is Assistant Professor in Textile Science & Engineering at the School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University. She obtained BSc degree in Textile Engineering from Qingdao University. She then worked in a large-skilled textile company for 12 years as a Textile Engineer, before pursuing a PhD in plasma treatment of textiles at Heriot-Watt University. She became a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant working on a MOD (UK) funded project developing 2D/3D fabrics for body armours at the Manchester University. Since joining the School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University in 2010, Dr Sun has extensively involved in research of development of smart/functional textile materials for thermal regulated garment, thermal analysis of textile using Finite Element technique and development of shock absorbing polymers for anti-ballistic application.

Research Interest

  • Functional textile materials and properties
  • 2D/3D fabric design and engineering
  • Plasma surface modification and characterisation
  • Modelling and prediction of textile properties by Finite Element Method
  • Fabric colouration and finishing process related to aesthetic, comfort and smart functions
  • Impact behaviour of textiles
  • Thermal behaviour of textiles


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