Professor George Stylios

My current research interests and areas within the school include:

  • Textile/clothing interface, bringing fabric attributes in relation to garment machinery and garment design, e.g.: intelligent sewing environments; automated measurement systems; laser pucker; dynamic sewing penetration force measurement.
  • Textile/garment aesthetics, to define, predict and engineer superior fabrics and garments: predicting handle and drape with fabric properties incorporating perception; fabric and dynamic drape measurement system.
  • 3D cloth drape with the creation of realistic 3D simulation and visualisation of garments worn by artificial humans who are digitally cloned and seen to perform “virtual wearer trials”.
  • SMART textiles: intelligent textile structures or fabrics made of shape memory materials woven and knitted for apparel, interior and technical textile uses; SMART garments, incorporating sensors capable of wireless connections with the outside world: SMART vest for rehabilitation of patients.

Areas of interest

  • Textiles, Textile Mechanics and Measurement, SMART, Nanotextiles, E-Textiles


  • MSc Textile Industries - University of Leeds 
  • PhD Textile Industries - University of Leeds 
  • Fellow of the Science and Technology Agency (FTSA) in Japan 


I come from a textile business background in Greece and studied in the UK. I completed my postgraduate studies in Leeds and then went onto my MSc and PhD, which were funded by M&S and their suppliers. I completed my PhD in 1986 and became a lecturer in clothing at Bradford, and then became a fellow of the Science and Technology Agency in Japan in 1991 before returning to Bradford in 1992. I obtained my personal chair in industrial engineering systems at Bradford in 1994 whilst continuing research in textile objective measurement applied at the textile and clothing interface.

In 1999 I joined the School of Textiles and Design as Professor of Textiles and I'm currently Director of TechniTex and the Faraday Partnership in Technical Textiles. I have always been interested in the interface between textiles and clothing from a number of aspects and have centered the majority of my research around this area, bringing in sensors, control engineering and machine design.