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Prof. HU Hong obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Knitting Engineering from East China Textile Institute of Science and Technology (Current Donghua University) in Shanghai in 1982, and PhD degree in Textile Engineering and Fibrous Science from National High Textile School of University of Haute Alsace in France in 1987. He was a Visiting Scholar at University of Haute Alsace from 1991 to 1992, a Visiting Professor at University of Minho in Portugal from 1992 to 2002, and a Professor specially appointed by Donghua University from 2003 to 2007. He jointed The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in June 2008 and is currently a Professor of this University. For many years, Professor HU has been teaching and researching in knitting technology, textile composites, 3D textile structures and mechanics. He is internationally recognized for his leading research work on 3D textile structures for composite reinforcement and auxetic textile materials for technical applications. Professor HU has published more than 200 scientific and technical papers in refereed journals, international conferences proceedings and technical magazines.

Research interests

Fiber Based Materials with Negative Poisson’s Ratio (Auxetic Textiles), 3D   Advanced Textile Structures and Composites for Functional Garments and Technical Applications Including Impact Protection, Vibration Isolation, Wound Dressing and Sound Absorption, Modeling and Simulation of Textile Structures and Composites, Textile-based Energy Generation and Storage Devices.


(a) Subjects Taught 

  YearSubject titleLevel
 2019-presentFoundations of Textiles IBA
 2012-present            Fabric Technology IBA
 2017-presentGuided Study in Textiles & ClothingRS
 2012-present             Fabric Technology IIBA
 2011-2014Textile Studies IIBA
 2013-2015Knitwear TechnologyBA
 2011-2013Textile Studies IBA
 2011-2012Textile Product Development                               BA

(b) Supervision of Research Postgraduate Students.

Completed: 14 PhD as Chief Supervisor, 26 MPhil as Chief Supervisor
Ongoing:  4 PhD as Chief Supervisor

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Engineering, East China Textile Institute of Science and Technology

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Haute Alsace


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