Dr Veronika Kapsali

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Reader Materials Technology and Design

London College of Fashion

Biography

Originally a trained fashion and textile designer working in London Fashion Week, Veronika migrated to R&D. With an undergraduate qualification in Fashion and Textile Design, Veronika was offered a scholarship to study for a PhD in Engineering Design by the University of Bath. Her specialist area is design of programmable materials, structures and systems. In November 2014 she won the ITMA Future Materials award for INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR as a result of her work on INOTEK TM, a biomimetic fiber based textile technology that uses moisture in clothing microclimate to create a mechanical response for advanced moisture management for MMT Textiles Ltd.

Veronika is a bestselling author in industrial design and her consultancy includes; textile technology and material futures; patent/ technology exploitation, strategies for design led innovation and road mapping. She works extensively with private and public organisations (such as Unilever, US and UK Military) on an international scale and as an expert for the European Commission.

Research interests

4D Design , Biomimetics, Programmable materials, textile technology.

Students

Katherine Rees, Performance wearables and landscapes at DALab: examining the use of wearable technology and interactive environments within the choreographic practice and performance of Wayne McGregor’s work.

Stephan Vidler, Coded Clothing: How computational design can affect the future of the design process from a fashion perspective

Reiner RockelSelf-regulating, knitted fabric system capable of moisture harvesting to establish an aeroponic micro-environment sustaining plant life.

Project awards, and grants

2014, Winner of the ITMA Future Materials Innovator of the Year, an industry award that acknowledges my contribution to textile innovation.

Designed by Nature - BBC Learning, developed a series of films in partnership with Angel Eye a production company specialising in educational films that was funded by BBC Learning

Selected research outputs