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Research interests

 Dr Sun's research interests cover the following areas:

  • Smart/functional polymers, fibres and fabrics

  • Engineering design 2D/3D fabric structures for performance textiles and clothing

  • Finite Element Modelling of textile materials, structures and properties

  • Micro/Nano encapsulation of PCM for thermal management textiles and clothing

  • High velocity impact mechanisms of textiles

  • Plasma treatment and nano-scaled modification of textiles

  • Textile printing and finishing with added functionalities 

 

Research Group Contact Details

Dr M.O.R.Siddiqui             Dr K.Iqbal            Dr F.Zhu,PDRA           Dr M.Chen,PDRA

   (2012 - 2015)                (2012 - 2016)         (2012 - 2013)               (2017 -2018)

                                                                          

Dr S.Yasin,Research Fellow   Sarah Dearlove      Lila Maciel-Pires         Dr Gail Dunn    

        (2018-2020)                                           

                                       

 

Biography

Dr Danmei Sun is Associate Professor in Advanced Textile Materials & Engineering. She obtained BSc degree in Textile Engineering from Qingdao University. She then worked in a large-scaled textile company for 12 years as a Textile Engineer, before pursuing a PhD in plasma treatment of textile materials at Heriot-Watt University. Dr Sun conducted research on textile properties and processes affected by plasma surface modification for her PhD project.  Following the PhD completion, she became a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant working on a three-year MOD (UK) funded project at the School of Materials, Manchester University. The research involved 2D/3D fabric development for improved ballistic performance and Finite Element Modelling to understand the mechanism of ballistic impact.

Since joining School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University as an assistant professor 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. Her research interests lie in the areas of functional fibres/filaments for smart textiles, eco-friendly printing and dyeing, anti-ballistic materials for soft body armour, understanding material properties through Finite Element Analysis, surface modification of textile materials using plasma technology. Her research activities are supported by various funded projects from funder such as UK Dstl/MoD, Textiles Future Forum, Harris Tweed, Oil and Gas Innovation Centre, Iron and Ocean Ltd., Scottish Funding Council etc..

Dr Sun has served as external examiner for PhD thesis in universities both in the UK and internationally. She is Member of Fiber Scoiety and Editorial Board Member of Journal of Industrial Textiles, Advance Research in Textile Engineering, International Journal of Textile and Fashion Technology, and Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering. She is a regular paper reviewer for many international peer-reviewed journals.

Keywords

  • TS Manufactures
  • 2D/3D fabric structures
  • Functional polyers, fibres, and fabrics
  • Plasma treatment
  • Technical textiles
  • Performance garment
  • Finite element modelling
  • Thermal management of textiles
  • Ballistic impact of textile
  • finishing and dyeing techniques
  • Printing techniques

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Selected Research Output 1998 2019

Investigating Ballistic impact on fabric targets with gripping yarns

Sun, D., Chen, X. & Mrango, M., Jul 2013, In : Fibers and Polymers. 14, 7, p. 1184-1189 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ballistics
Yarn
Armor
Energy absorption
Textile scouring
Cotton fabrics
Bleaching
Dyeing
Mechanical properties

Improved ballistic performance through increased yarn friction

Sun, D. & Chen, X., 12 Sep 2012

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Ballistics
Yarn
Friction
Armor
Surface treatment

2D/3D woven fabrics for ballistic protection

Sun, D., Chen, X., Wang, Y. & Zhou, Y., 10 Sep 2012, 4th World Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications. RWTH Aachen, Manchester, 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ballistics
Yarn
Projectiles
Fibers

Surface roughness investigation of low temperature plasma treated wool and cotton fabrics

Sun, D. & Stylios, G. K., 22 Sep 2003, INTEDEC 2003: International Textile Design and Engineering Conference. Edinburgh

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

等离子体技术与织物处理

Sun, D., 2001, In : 國外紡織技術. 12, p. 1-6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

在BD200—SN机上生产涤36.9texOE纱的生产实践

Sun, D. & Xu, Y., 1998, In : 济南纺织化纤科技. 4, p. 12-19

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activities 2011 2018

  • 6 Editorial activity
  • 2 Membership of external research organisation
  • 1 External Examiner
  • 1 Invited talk

Examiner to MSc Advanced Textiles of Leeds University for the period of 2017/18-2020/2021.

Sun, D. (Examiner)
20182021

Activity: ExaminationExternal Examiner

Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics (Journal)

Sun, D. (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 201631 Dec 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Advance Research in Textile Engineering (Journal)

Sun, D. (Editorial board member)
2 Sep 2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Journal of Industrial Textiles (Journal)

Sun, D. (Editorial board member)
17 Aug 201616 Aug 2021

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Society of Plastics Engineers (Event)

Sun, D. (Member)
9 Jan 2016 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of external research organisation