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Dr Yuyuan Shi


Department: Northumbria School of Design

Yuyuan joined Northumbria University as a Lecturer, following the completion of her PhD at the University of Leeds. Her thesis, titled "Double curved surface composites for anthropometry-formed 3D woven apparel forms," earned her doctorate degree. Prior to this, she received a Master of Engineering (MEng) and a Bachelor of Arts from Sichuan University, China. Yuyuan is also a Visiting Researcher, funded by AROP Program, at RWTH-Aachen University in Germany. 

Yuyuan's research interests are focused on 3D weaving innovation, apparel manufacturing, 2D/3D digital fashion, functional apparel (such as sportswear and personal protective equipment), and clothing engineering. Her research is rooted in the latest weaving technology, using cross-platform CAD/CAM systems to create a broader range of 3D woven seamless apparel forms that enable efficient manufacturing processes and almost zero waste with the assistance of digital tools.

Yuyuan Shi

Her research focuses on 3D Weaving Innovation & Apparel Technology:

  • 3D weaving technology development for dome shape or double-curved composites
  • 3D woven apparel & sportswear
  • 3D body scanning - Scan2weave
  • Apparel Manufacturing & Technology
  • Zero-waste apparel manufacturing
  • Clothing Engineering & Technology
  • 3D/2D Digital Fashion

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Biomimetic Approach for the Production of 3D Woven Spherical Composite Applied in Apparel Protection and Performance, Shi, Y., Taylor, L., Cheung, V., Sayem, A. Feb 2022, In: Applied Composite Materials
  • The impact of age and body mass index on a bra sizing system formed by anthropometric measurements of Sichuan Chinese females, Shi, Y., Shen, H., Taylor, L., Cheung, V. 1 Nov 2020, In: Ergonomics
  • Scan2Weave: Connecting Digital Anthropometry with 3D Weaving, Shi, Y., Taylor, L., Cheung, V., Sayem, A. 2022, Digital Fashion Innovations: Advances in Design, Simulation, and Industry, Boca Raton, CRC Press
  • Effect of Cheongsam waist dart distribution on apparel modeling, Shi, Y., Shen, H. 2018, In: Journal of Textile Research

  • Technologies PhD March 15 2023
  • Engineering MEng July 31 2018
  • Fashion Design BA July 01 2015

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