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Dr Veronika Kapsali

Title
Professor in Material Technology and Design
College
London College of Fashion
Tags
Researcher Research
Veronika  Kapsali

Biography

Dr Veronika Kapsali, is a Professor of Materials Technology and Design at the London College of Fashion at UAL (University of the Arts London) and AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) Leadership Fellow in Bio-informed Textiles. Within this role Veronika has founded the Active Material Systems Research group and is Co-I on the Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (BFTT), Creative Industries Clusters Programme, funded by the Industrial Strategy and delivered by the AHRC on behalf of UKRI (UK Research and Innovation).
Veronika is the Chair of Smart Materials and Systems Committee, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3). She is also a member of the AHRC, MRC, and EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Peer Review College and an expert evaluator and project monitor for H2020 and Horizon Europe.

Grants and awards

(Figures indicate amount awarded to UAL)

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council, Bioinspired Textiles: An investigation into Biomimetic Principles and their Application to Sustainable Textile Design and Making Processes, £200,919.68, (2020-2022)
  • Erasmus+, Education4Fashion Tech, £436,175.00, (2017-2020)
  • Innovate UK, Fashioning an Ageing Population, £80,000.00, (2018-2019)
  • AHRC, The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology Collaborative R&D Partnership, £5,500,000.00, (2018)

Teaching

Current research students

  • Victoria Ho, Role of Designer: Engagement of Artisans from Vietnam Within a Dynamic Business Model (Joint supervisor)
  • Jennifer Poage, PARTICIPATORY DESIGN FOR ADAPTIVE SPORTSWEAR: INTEGRATING DESIGN PROCESS, BIOMECHANICS, AND USER NEEDS (Lead supervisor)
  • Katherine Rees, ‘Creating dance through digital interventions: advancing the understanding of choreographic practice through wearable technology and synesthetic and kinaesthetic processes. (Lead supervisor)
  • Jessica Saunders, Biomimetic Textiles: Can the development of a dynamic colour and texture adaptive material bring about a culture change in the way we consume and dispose of fashion to support a low waste agenda. (Lead supervisor)
  • Marie Stenton, Exploring bacterial textiles as a sustainable fashion manufacturing system through waste food produce. (Lead supervisor)
  • Stefan Vidler, Coded Clothing: How computational design can affect the future of the design process from a fashion perspective (Lead supervisor)

Subjects

3D design and product design
Fashion design
Textiles and materials