Department of Textile materials
发布时间: 2015-04-20

Department of Textile Materials (DTM) founded in 1950s was organized and established by the famous textile educator and textile founder, Lifetime Professor Haojing Yan, and DTM can enroll graduate and postgraduate students. DTM was one of the first educational institutions in China authorized to confer bachelor’s, master’s, and Philosophy of doctor degree since 1981. In Mid 1990s, department of textile materials changed its name to department of textile materials & design as the combining of disciplines of textile materials and fabric design, and recover to department of textile material in 2010. Department of Textile Material belongs to the textile material & design discipline, which is the key subjects of Shanghai Municipality, and the key subjects of the National “211 Project” (1996) and is the Nationalkey subjects (2002). DTM has the platform for post-doctorate working station of textile science and engineering and Yangtse Rive scholar work station. DTM firstly enrolls postgraduate, Ph.D and post-doctor of textile students n China and conducting research at a higher level which is recognized by Textile Institute.

For these years, various researching has been investigated and have obtained rich achievements ranging from theories to applications in recent 5 years, including five doctoral theses awarded the “National excellent PhD thesis”; seven doctoral theses awarded the “National excellent PhD thesis prize nominated”; seven doctoral theses awarded “Shanghai Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award”. The department undertakes more than 30 national or provincial major scientific projects, such as State Science and Technology Support Program, “863”Project, Natural Science Foundation of China, National Defense Basic Scientific Research program of China, National Technological Innovation Project, et. al., and also achieves 6 National and Provincial Progress Awards of Science and Technology, and 5 National and Provincial Educational Achievements. Every year, more than 50 high level articles and about 30 national patents are published. Besides, 6 textbooks are awarded provincial awards, and 3 kinds of textbooks are intended to be the suggested postgraduate’s textbooks, therein Textile Materials is one of the National Superior Courses.  

Department of Textile Material has 18 staff members, including 6 professors, 9 associate professors, 3 lecturers, distinguished professors and 7 part-time professors. They have been academic visitors in USA, UK, France, Australia, Czech Republic, Japan, Singapore. Department of textile materials has established cooperative relationships with higher education institutions as well as well-known enterprises of more than 20 countries and regions, such as USA, UK, France, Australia, Czech Republic, Japan and Singapore.


Chairman: Xiaohong Qin

Vice chairman: Ruohua Liu

Branch secretary: Liqian Huang

Branch committee: Liqian Huang, Ni Wang, Xia Yin


Distinguished professors:

Professors: Weidong Yu, Jianyong Yu, Lifang Liu, Xiaohong Qin, Liqian Huang

Associate professors: Ruohua Liu, Hongling Liu, Yanping Yu, Ni Wang, Faxue Li, Zhaoqun Du, Xiaoyan Liu,

                                   Yuqiu Yang, Dequn Wu.

Lecturers: Ling Zeng, Hongnan Zhang, Xia Yin.

Part-time professors: Meiwu Shi, Weilin Xu, Bugao Xu, Sheng Zhou, Yuan Xue, Xiongying Wu, Xiaohong Shan.

Research direction:

1.Structure, Properties and Formation of Textile Materials

The structures, properties and formation of textile fibers, yarns and textile products (including cloth, decoration and industrial textiles); Application and development of fibers, yarns and textile products; Ecological textile material and recycling of textile material; Characterization and measurement of structure and properties of textile materials.

2.Measuring Technique and Instrument of Textile Materials

Development of measuring technique and instrument for characterizing the structures, properties, and functions of textiles and investigate the new principles of measurement; Research and development of apparatus in functionalization, digitization and networked technology; In-situ characterization technology; Applying information technology, signal analysis technology, CAD and CAE, picture processing and analysis technology to textile measurement.

3.Fundamental of Fibrous Product Design

Design methods for the structures and forms (including arrangement, interaction, dimension, surface, complex and composite, of fibrous materials; Design methods for the special functions of fibrous materials, such as, conduction function, security function, filtering capability, comfort and handle, Durability function and so on; Visual model and complex design of structure and performance of textiles.

4.Structure, Properties and Application of Industrial Textiles

Studying the structure, property, formation and interaction of industrial textiles and technology textiles and investigation their applications in the certain fields, such as civil engineering, building, agriculture, medicine, military, automobile, energy, environment, et. al.

5.Intelligent Textiles and Characterization

Development and characterization of intelligent textiles (including conduction, filtering, security, shield, camouflage, protection, health care, tissue engineering); Characterization development of multifunction textiles; Processing technology and characterization of electronic, informational, shape memory, energy stored and self-adaption textile materials.

6.Analysis and conservation of textile cultural relics

Characterization and dating of ancient textile materials; Rehabilitation of ancient textile materials based on the formation technology; Conservation of textile relics; Repair and clean of ancient textile materials.

7.Soft material science and textual research of civilization

Textual research and dating technology of ancient fibrous materials; In-situ textual textual research and dating of enclosed environment; Conservation method for cultural relics site.

8.Study of ancient textile technology

Fabrication technique of ancient textile materials; Dyeing and finishing process and weaving machine of ancient textile; Ancient fabric craft; Ecological Textiles technology from ancient textile; Rehabilitation and copy of precious textile relic; Counterfeit of ancient textile products.

9.Nano-scale fibrous material and engineering

Fabrication technique, formation mechanism and structure & behaviour design of nano-scale fibrous materials; Design and formation technology of submicron or nano-scale fibrous materials; Characterization of the structure, formation and property of submicron or nano-scale fibrous materials.

Introduction of graduate program

Major directions: (2 classes)

A. Textile Testing and Business

B. Characterization of textile materials and instruments


The objective is to train special talents with basic knowledge and special knowledge of textile materials and textile engineering, who can recognize and characterize the structure, property, function and technology of textile materials, and can solve the technical problems occurring in textile engineering and consumption application, and can work for improving the fabrication technique and application of textile materials, and have the abilities for soundly solving the problems of quality inspection and engineering technology.  

Study requirements

1. Mastering the basic theory and knowledge of natural science, social and humane science for excellent engineer.

2. Grasping the professional knowledge and characterization techniques of textile materials, including the structure and properties, fabrication technology and testing ability of textile materials, and possessing the abilities for designing, researching and applying the textile materials effectively.

3. Possessing the abilities to quality standard and testing, monitoring and control of textiles, quality evaluation to textile trade and business, method to measure textiles structure and performance and operating the corresponding equipment, and mastering the basic skills for inspector and engineering engineer (for A major direction).

4. Mastering technical standard and method for quality safety control, and corresponding measurement methods and instruments to shape, property, functions and quality; and grasping the basic skills of operating and developing the instruments to characterize the structure, shape, behaviour and function of textile materials, and having basic skills for inspector and engineer (for B major direction) ;

5 Possessing the professional knowledge of textile materials, and mastering the basic operation and research skills as well as ability to organize and manage engineering application and scientific investigation.

Main courses

Textile materials, Textile standards, Textile test, Textile instruments (B), Textile test and quality control, Measuring techniques for fiber and textile materials, Sensor and measurement (B) , Textile performance and function design, Polymer physics, Nano-scale fiber materials and engineering, Micro/nano textile and testing, and Business courses etc.


Social practice, computer usage, engineering drawing course design, engineering training, basic special course experiment, analysis of textiles quality, marketing practice, production practice, graduation practice and graduation thesis etc.  


Textile material is a major mainly focused on the cognition and characterization of fiber and fiber assembly. It closely links with fiber science and engineering, polymer materials, precision instruments, nano materials and technology, composite materials, biology and tissue engineering materials, surface and interface science, et. al.. Textile material involves the basic knowledge of physics, chemistry, mathematics, mechanics, electronic information, computer, paper making, leather, membrane engineering and technology as well as measurement and instrument science of fiber and its products.   


Working on technical and management works, including product development, quality inspection, academic research from abroad and domestic textile & apparele trading company, customs and commodity inspection agency, textile instrument testing company or continuing postgraduate education.