Theo Hughes Riley

Theodore Hughes-Riley

Research Fellow

School of Art & Design


Doctor Hughes-Riley is the Research Fellow in Energy Harvesting and Management in Textiles, and a member of the Advanced Textiles Research Group at Nottingham Trent University. Doctor Hughes-Riley’s career has primarily concentrated on technology development with a strong multidisciplinary focus, exploiting his background in physics and experience with electrical engineering to address challenges in other fields. The current focus of Doctor Hughes-Riley’s work is the development of electronic textiles technology with an emphasis on the management of energy in textiles including energy harvesting techniques and energy storage.

Career overview

2013 – 2016 Research Fellow, School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University

2013 Research Assistant, University of Nottingham

Research areas

Doctor Hughes-Riley’s research has had a strong multidisciplinary focus covering areas such as medicine, environmental science and physics. Since 2016 his research has concentrated on electronic textiles. His current research projects include:

  • Energy harvesting in textiles
  • Energy storage in textiles
  • Heated garments
  • Acoustic sensing yarns
  • Vibration sensing yarns
  • Temperature sensing yarns
  • Engineering of electronically functional yarns


Joseph S. Six, Theodore Hughes – Riley, David M.L. Lilburn, Alan C. Dorkes, Karl F. Stupic, Dominick E. Shaw, Peter G. Morris, Ian P. Hall, Galina E. Pavlovskaya, Thomas Meersmann (2014). Pulmonary MRI contrast using surface quadrupolar relaxation (SQUARE) of hyperpolarized 83Kr, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 32(1), 48-53.

Theodore Hughes-Riley, Joseph S. Six, David M.L. Lilburn, Karl F. Stupic, A.C. Dorkes, Dominick E. Shaw, Galina E. Pavlovskaya, Thomas Meersmann (2013). Cryogenics free production of hyperpolarized 129Xe and 83Kr for biomedical MRI applications, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 237, 23-33.

David M. L. Lilburn, Theodore Hughes-Riley, Joseph S. Six, Karl F. Stupic, Dominick E. Shaw, Galina E. Pavlovskaya, Thomas Meersmann (2013). Validating Excised Rodent Lungs for Functional Hyperpolarized Xenon-129 MRI. PloS one, 8(8), e73468.

Joseph S. Six, Theodore Hughes-Riley, Karl F. Stupic, Galina E. Pavlovskaya, Thomas Meersmann (2012). Pathway to Cryogen Free Production of Hyperpolarized Krypton-83 and Xenon-129. PloS one, 7(11), e49927.

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Press expertise

  • Sensors
  • Electronic textiles
  • Smart textiles
  • Wearable sensing
  • Medical physics
  • Constructed wetlands
  • Magnetic resonance