Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design


Achilles Pliakas

Research Fellow

0113 343 8083

BSc (Greece) MSc (Leeds) PhD (Leeds)


Achilles Pliakas obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Textile Engineering from the Department of Textiles in TEI of Piraeus in Greece (2003). He completed a Masters Degree in Colour and Imagining Science (2007) and a PhD in Textiles (2011) at the University of Leeds. Achilles was appointed in 2010 as a Research Fellow in the School of Design at University of Leeds and he is currently working on the Enhanced Water Separation from Bio-fuel.

Conference Presentations

  • “The use of artificial intelligence in the recipe match prediction of textiles” A Pliakas and A Tsoutseos, 2nd European Scientific conference in Spetses/Greece 2003.
  • “The reproduction of solid colours using data projectors” A Pliakas and R Luo, Midterm Meeting of the International Color Association AIC 2007 Color Science for Industry in Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China 2007.
  • “Process and Mathematical Model Development for Multifunctional Textile Surfaces” A Pliakas and C A Lawrence, 1st annual University of Leeds postgraduate researcher conference, 14th Dec. 2010.
  • “Process Development for Multifunctional Textile Surfaces Supported by a Mathematical Model” A Pliakas and C A Lawrence, ICONTEX 2011, 20-22 Oct. 2011.

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