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Tilak Dias
Name:Tilak Dias
School / Department:College of Art & Design and Built Environment, School of Art & Design
Staff group(s):Fashion, knitwear and textile design
Telephone:+44 (0)115 848 6518
Publication:Go to Tilak Dias publications
Professor Tilak Dias's research is centred on the disciplines of textile material properties, performance and design and has been largely interdisciplinary in nature, involving the relationships between structure, properties and performance. Since 2000 Professor Dias has focused his research activities in two areas:
  • advanced textile structures
  • integration of textile technology with electronics.

The above research focus has led into such diverse fields as:

  • embedding of micro-chips within the fibres of a yarn
  • embroidered antennas
  • knitted sensors
  • electrically heatable knitted structures
  • knitted structures for prostheses
  • eczema garments
  • varicose ulcer and lymphoedema treatment systems
  • burns garments
  • wearable cooling systems.

Professor Dias has published over 100 scientific papers in leading journals and conferences and is named as the lead inventor in 42 patents.

Information for prospective research students: 

  • Smart and interactive textiles (SMIT)
  • Knitted compression garments
  • 3D knitting
  • Textiles for personal protection equipment
  • Medical textiles.

Research groups:

  • Advanced Textiles Research Group