Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design


Muhammad Tausif

Lecturer in Fibre & Yarn Spinning Technology; MSc Textiles Programme Leader

0113 343 3799

Clothworkers' Building South, Room 1.13

PhD (Textile Technology) BSc (Textile Engineering, Yarn Spinning), CText FTI

Dr. Tausif is a Lecturer in Fibre & Yarn Spinning Technology and Programme Leader for MSc Textiles.

Research Interests: Fibre spinning, yarn manufacturing, structure-property modelling of fibrous assemblies, development of sustainable and eco-friendly textile structures and textile reinforced composites.


Dr. Tausif completed his PhD at School of design, the University of Leeds UK in the characterisation of complex fibrous assemblies. Prior to that, he completed B.Sc Textile Engineering (with specialisation in Yarn Manufacturing) from National Textile University, Pakistan. Before joining the University of Leeds, he served as a faculty member at one of Pakistan’s premier engineering university.

Research Interests

His main areas of research interests are various aspects of textile science and technology including fibre spinning, yarn manufacturing, structure-property modelling of fibrous assemblies, development of sustainable and eco-friendly textile structures and textile reinforced composites.


Level Subject




BA Fashion Technology / BA Textile Design

TEXT5129M Textile technology including nonwovens

TEXT5304M Textile Product Design, Innovation, and Development

TEXT5126M Textile Design Technology

TEXT5116M Research Dissertation


DESN1467 An Introduction to Fashion Technology



Programme Leader – MSc Textiles


Journal articles

  • Ahmad F, Tausif M, Hassan MZ, Ahmad S, Malik MH (2018) “Mechanical and Comfort Properties of Hydroentangled Nonwovens from Comber Noil”, Journal of Industrial Textiles. 47.8: 2014-2028.
    DOI: 10.1177/1528083717716168, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/116898/

  • Tausif M, Pliakas A, O'Haire T, Goswami P, Russell SJ (2017) “Mechanical properties of nonwoven reinforced thermoplastic polyurethane composites”, Materials. 10.6
    DOI: 10.3390/ma10060618, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/117118/

  • Shakoor A, Baig GA, Tausif M, Gilani SQZ (2017) “Pigment and disperse printing of needlepunched polyethylene terephthalate nonwovens”, Dyes and Pigments. 136: 865-872.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2016.09.052, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/105097/

  • Zafar MS, Tausif M, ul-Haq Z, Ashraf M, Hussain S (2016) “New Development of Anodic Electro-catalyst for Chlor-alkali Industry”, Portugaliae Electrochimica Acta. 34.4: 257-266.
    DOI: 10.4152/pea.201604257, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/109190/

  • Anjum H, Ahmad SW, Sharif R, Tausif M (2016) “Effect of filler type and composition on the mechanical, thermal, and dynamic mechanical properties of PS/SBR vulcanizate”, Journal of Polymer Engineering. 36.6: 607-614.
    DOI: 10.1515/polyeng-2015-0066

  • Zafar MS, Tausif M, Mohsin M, Ahmad SW, Zia-Ul-Haq M (2015) “Potato Starch as a Coagulant for Dye Removal from Textile Wastewater”, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 226.8
    DOI: 10.1007/s11270-015-2499-y

  • Hussain T, Tausif M, Ashraf M (2015) “A review of progress in the dyeing of eco-friendly aliphatic polyester-based polylactic acid fabrics”, Journal of Cleaner Production. 108: 476-483.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.05.126

  • Tausif M, Ahmad F, Hussain U, Basit A, Hussain T (2015) “A comparative study of mechanical and comfort properties of bamboo viscose as an eco-friendly alternative to conventional cotton fibre in polyester blended knitted fabrics”, Journal of Cleaner Production. 89: 110-115.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.11.011

  • Awais M, Tausif M, Ahmad F, Jabbar A, Ahmad S (2015) “Inclusion of recycled PPTA fibre in development of cut-resistant gloves”, Journal of the Textile Institute. 106.4: 354-358.
    DOI: 10.1080/00405000.2014.922246

  • Tausif M, Duffy B, Grishanov S, Carr H, Russell SJ (2014) “Three-dimensional fiber segment orientation distribution using X-ray microtomography”, Microscopy and Microanalysis. 20.4: 1294-1303.
    DOI: 10.1017/S1431927614000695, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83459/

  • Jabbar A, Hasan Malik M, Hussain T, Zulifqar A, Tausif M (2014) “Comparison of mechanical and ballistic performance of composite laminates produced from single-layer and double-layer interlocked woven structures”, Polymer Composites. 35.8: 1583-1591.
    DOI: 10.1002/pc.22811

  • Tausif M, Russell SJ (2012) “Hydroentangled polymer-glass bi-layer fibrous composites”, Advanced Materials Research. 570: 97-101.
    DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.570.97

  • Tausif M, Russell SJ (2012) “Influence of hydroentangling variables on the properties of bi-layer polyethylene terephthalate-glass fabrics”, Textile Research Journal. 82.16: 1677-1688.
    DOI: 10.1177/0040517512445333

  • Tausif M, Russell SJ (2012) “Characterisation of the z-directional tensile strength of composite hydroentangled nonwovens”, Polymer Testing. 31.7: 944-952.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2012.06.011

  • Grishanov S, Tausif M, Russell SJ (2012) “Application of dynamic recursive splitting to estimate fibre entanglement in simulated nonwoven fibrous assemblies”, Composites Science and Technology. 72.12: 1318-1323.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2012.04.014

  • Grishanov S, Tausif M, Russell SJ (2012) “Characterisation of fibre entanglement in nonwoven fabrics based on knot theory”, Composites Science and Technology. 72.12: 1331-1337.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2012.04.016


Conference papers

  • Tausif M, O'Haire T, Pliakas A, Goswami P, Russell SJ (2016) Effect of Fibre Type on Mechanical Properties of Nonwoven Reinforced TPU Composites. 16th World Textile Conference AUTEX 2016 Proceedings: Proceedings of AUTEX 2016
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/99852/

  • Tausif M, Russell SJ (2015) Characterisation of Three Dimensional Fibre Segment Orientation Distribution in Nonwoven Assemblies.

  • Tausif M, Russell SJ (2014) A comparative study on out-of-plane tensile strength test methods for nonwoven fibrous assemblies. FEICC International Young Engineers Convention Proceedings: Abstract

  • Tausif M, Russell SJ (2013) Influence of hydroentangling variables on the tensile strength of bilayer nonwovens in three-dimensions. COVITEX - 2nd International Conference on Value Addition and Innovation in Textiles Proceedings: Abstract

  • Jabbar A, Malik MH, Hussain T, Zulfiqar A, Tausif M (2013) Experimental study of the low and high velocity impact performance of composites produced from single-layer and double-layer interlocked woven fabrics. TexComp-11

  • Tausif M, Grishanov S, Russell SJ (2012) A Direct Approach for Characterising Fibre Entanglement in Nonwoven Fabrics. Nonwovens Research Academy Gothenburg, Sweden.:

  • Tausif M, Russell SJ (2010) Experimental Study of Hydrolaminated Bi-layer Nonwovens. AUTEX, 10th World Textile Conference Proceedings: Abstract Vilnius, Lithuania:

  • Tausif M, Russell SJ (2010) Coloured Tracer Fibre Migration Studies in Nonwoven Materials. CREATE Gjovik, Norway.:


  • Nurnberg HP, Hanson HN, O'Haire T, Loehner MJ, Drummer DK, Hohensinner H, Lucht MM, Vetter J, Schmidt W, Schmidt A, Stark N, Hohenberger M, Prissok F, Lintner SKR, Tausif M, Russell SJ, Goswami P (2018) Methods for Producing Sporting Goods and Sporting Good.
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/132914/


  • Tausif M Development of Innovative Nonwoven Wound Dressings.

  • Tausif M, Russell SJ The power of water: A lamination technique.

  • Tausif M, Russell SJ Experimental study of Hydrolaminated bi-layer Nonwovens.

Thesis / Dissertations

  • Tausif M Characterisiation of Bi-layer Hydroentangled Nonwovens.

Research Projects & Grants

EU Horizon 2020 funded Sport Infinity

Research Centres & Groups

Textile Technology Research Group

External Appointments

MSc and PhD Examiner for international universities.

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