Associate Dean and Professor, School of Fashion and Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prof. Joanne Yip graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Textile Technology (with first class Honors) from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and obtained her PhD at the same university. Her PhD study is Low Temperature Plasma and Excimer Laser Treatments on Polyamide. Prior to joining the university, Joanne had worked in Rice University in the US as a visiting researcher to conduct instrumental experiments. She has published more than 100 referee and conference papers in Textile and Material Science Journals. She had also worked in the intimate apparel industry and therefore particularly familiarises material knowledge, quality requirements and production techniques used in the market. Currently, Dr Yip is Associate Professor teaching intimate apparel and activewear courses in PolyU and her research interests include functional garments for scoliosis, new materials and technology, surface treatments on textiles, moulding or seamless techniques used in Intimate Apparel and Activewear.
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