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胡金莲

Prof. Hu obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from China and her PhD from UMIST (now University of Manchester), UK. Before furthering her studies in the UK she was a lecturer in a textile university in China, where she taught subjects such as Textile Material Sciences, Fashion Colours and Clothing Studies. Prof Hu joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1994. She teaches a broad range of subjects such as Structre and Mechanics of Textiles, testing and evaluation of textiles and clothing, quality assurance, textile technology and material sciences, product development, as well as hi-tech and non-apparel textiles. Her teaching duties include different levels of class teaching and supervising BSc, MPhil and PhD students.She has been undertaking and leading a number of large scale ( millions of HK Dollars) of research projects in the areas of Shape Memory Materials and Textiles, Structure and Mechanics, Cloth (Soft-Body) Simulation, Objective Fabric Appearance and Hand Evaluation using Psychophysics, Image Analysis and Artificial Intelligence. Prof Hu is a member of several professional bodies, an Publication Committee Chair and Executive member of the Hong Kong Institution of Textiles & Apparel and of the Society of Hong Kong Scholars, a Fellow of the Textile Institute and of the Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel, Editor-in-Chief for Research Journal of Textiles and Apparel as well as an editorial member of a number of journals, an Honorary Professor of several universities in China. She has published a number of books and book chapters and about 300 papers and patents, and has been awarded many prizes for the merits of her academic papers and industrial materials and products.
  In addition, as an invited speaker and author of papers, PhD examiner, adviser and organizer of conferences. Prof. Hu is active in the international academic world. In particular, she has very strong ties with China and has been liaising with the top universities in China to promote our research and programmes as well as recruit students. Her name is included in several international biographical publications. she was awarded by the Fibre Society of the USA for a Distinguished Achievements Award and Sang Ma Award from China.BEng, Wuhan Institute of Textile Science and Technology (WHITST), China, 8/1982
MEng, China Textile University (CTU), Major: Textile Materials, Thesis Title: Evaluation of fabric hand (9/1983-1/1986), 1/1986
PhD, Textile Department, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Thesis Title: Low-stress fabric mechanics and structure of woven fabrics (8/1990-8/1994), 8/1994

Area of Specialization (Teaching & Research)

  1. Teaching Specialities: Textile Materials, Textile Sciences, Hi-tech Textiles

  2. Research fields/Specialism: Shape Memory materials and textile/Textile materials