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Novel finishing processes for late-stage personalisation of textiles.

Project Description

We offer a fully funded PhD opportunity to work with leading experts in technical textiles. Textile wet processing is currently an important aspect of textile production as it adds value to the textiles by improving aesthetics, comfort and functional properties. However, wet processing consumes substantial volumes of water and chemicals, which frequently have associated health and/or environmental hazards, and subsequently produce high quantities of effluent requiring expensive dilution and/or treatment. This research will investigate alternative dry finishing processes that can offer lower costs, reduced environmental impact, and the potential to produce new products with improved performance. This research will incorporate materials development in one or more of the following areas: polymer development, colouration of textiles, textile functionalisation, and plasma treatment.

Please contact Professor Parikshit Goswami () or Dr Andrew Hewitt () for enquiries on the project.


To apply, please complete an online application (please see link: under course Chemical Sciences, and highlight Professor Parikshit Goswami and Dr Andrew Hewitt as the supervisors. You should also send your CV and supporting documents to .

Funding Notes

The studentships will pay full cost of UK or EU tuition fees, and an annual tax-free bursary of £15,000 for three years. Successful applicants will have a very good first or upper second degree or Masters degree in polymer science or in material science. The course will begin in September 2019.

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