HECOL 270 Applications of Textile Science
- This course focuses on the application and advancement of textile knowledge acquired in HECOL 170. Techniques for fabric and fibre identification are introduced. Methods of textile production, finishing, coloration, as well as care and maintenance are addressed.
HECOL 370 Quality Assurance for Textiles and Apparel
- This course explores quality assurance of textile products and the prediction of end-use performance through fabric testing and evaluation with reference to product standards and specifications.
HECOL 476/576 Textile Analysis and Care
- Deterioration and preservation of modern and historical textiles is addressed. Macro and micro evidence is combined with theories of fibre degradation and textile soiling to identify the causes of material wear, discolouration and failure during the normal use, care and storage of textiles. Methods of wet and dry cleaning and special precautions for the care of ancient and historical textiles are covered.
Current Graduate Students:
Mary Glasper (MSc): Galleria mellonella silk.
Michelle Furnald (MSc): Textile and Apparel Science.
Mandal, S. (2016). Studies of thermal protective performance of textile fabrics used in firefighters’ clothing under various thermal exposures. PhD Thesis.
Wen, S. (2014). Physiological strain and physical burden of chemical protective coveralls. PhD Thesis.
Van Keulen, M. (2014). Evaluating the thermophysiological comfort properties of wet fabrics in winter clothing. MSc Thesis.
Murtaza, G. (2012). Development of fabrics for steam and hot water protection. MSc Thesis.