Monthly Archives: June 2014

Dr. Rachel McQueen

ATRG was pleased to host a return visit by Dr. Rachel McQueen of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Rachel is pictured with Professor Dias and Andrew Plant, Head of International Development at NTU. Rachel joined us to discuss … Continue reading

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Dilusha Rajapakse

Dilusha Rajapakse is continuing his studies as a fulltime research student in the School of Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University. He is developing a design centred approach for smart colour changeable textiles. Recently, he presented his PhD poster … Continue reading

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TSB award

The Advanced Textiles Research Group and Plessey Semiconductors Limited have recently been awarded TSB (Technology Strategy Board) funding to develop an automotive driver heart-rate sensor system which aims to improve road safety. Real time analysis of data will enable the … Continue reading

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Demonstrator composite

The Advanced Textiles Research Group (ATRG) has produced a demonstrator composite using electronic yarns (picture). Anura Rathnayake produced the illuminated yarn and brought together a team consisting of Vajira Peiris, who wove the fabric, and Richard Arm, who embedded the … Continue reading

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Gordon Fraser

The Advanced Textiles Research Group was pleased to host a visit this week by Gordon Fraser (pictured left with Professor Dias) of the Textile and Design Lab of the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. http://www.tdl.aut.ac.nz/

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Yannis Anastasopoulos

Yannis Anastasopoulos has also been presenting at the College PhD Conference (picture). He has demonstrated the applicability of the smart yarn concept and is automating procedures to make the integration of electronics into textile structures an industrial standard to produce … Continue reading

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National Composites Centre

We believe that our electronic textiles can play a major part in the manufacture of smart composites. Therefore, Dr. Colin Cork of ATRG was recently at the UK National Composites Centre (NCC) for an Academic Engagement Event. Colin is photographed … Continue reading

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Ekael Mbise

Ekael Mbise is now working towards completion of his PhD and is shown giving a presentation at the College PhD Conference earlier this week. Ekael has developed more efficient textile heating elements which are powered by low voltage batteries

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Graduate Fashion Week

The Advanced Textiles Research Group is pleased to note that students from Nottingham Trent University have won four major awards at Graduate Fashion Week: http://www.knittingindustry.com/graduate-fashion-week-success-for-design-students/

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Vajira Peiris

Introducing Vajira Peiris. Vajira is a senior lecturer in textile and fashion accessory design and is working collaboratively with the ATRG team. In particular, Vajira worked with Anura Rathnayake to produce fabric for the illuminated car seat that was exhibited … Continue reading

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