Senior Lecturer in Performance Textiles
0113 343 3792
Room 1.09, Clothworkers' building south
BSc (NWITST, China) MSc (NWITST, China) PhD (Leeds)
Ningtao obtained his PhD in Textile Technology from The University of Leeds in 2001, and obtained BSc and MSc degrees in Textile Technology from The Northwest Institute of Textile Science and Technology, China in 1985 and 1988 respectively. He worked for twelve years before joining the School in 2003 as a Research Fellow. Since August 2008 he has been appointed as Lecturer in Performance Textiles.
(2009) Liquid transport and wicking in nonwoven materials. VDM Verlag.
(2018) “Enhanced photocatalytic activity of wool fibers having titanium dioxide nanoparticles formed inside their cortex”, Nanotechnology. 29.29
DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/aac1b3, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/132171/
(2018) “Fabrication of magnetized polyester fabric grafted with β-cyclodextrin for controlled release of menthol”, Journal of Industrial Textiles. 47.6: 1060-1082.
DOI: 10.1177/1528083716662586, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/102527/
(2018) “The disappearance of photocatalytic properties of titanium dioxide nanoparticles formed on PET fabrics treated in a simultaneous hydrothermal-dyeing process”, Journal of the Textile Institute.
DOI: 10.1080/00405000.2018.1429241, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/128026/
(2018) “Simultaneous reactive dyeing and surface modification of polyamide fabric with TiO<inf>2</inf>precursor finish using a one-step hydrothermal process”, Textile Research Journal. (Accepted)
DOI: 10.1177/0040517517729382, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/119925/
(2016) “Public consciousness and willingness to embrace ethical consumption of textile products in Mexico”, Textiles and Clothing Sustainability. 2
DOI: 10.1186/s40689-016-0017-2, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/97969/
(2016) “Control of porous structure in flexible silicone aerogels produced from methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS): the effect of precursor concentration in sol–gel solutions”, Journal of Materials Science. 51.2: 719-731.
DOI: 10.1007/s10853-015-9378-1, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/91563/
(2016) “Fluid handling and fabric handle profiles of hydroentangled greige cotton and spunbond polypropylene nonwoven topsheets”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications. 230.4: 847-859.
DOI: 10.1177/1464420715586020, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/88751/
(2015) “Application of life cycle assessment to sheep production systems: investigating co-production of wool and meat using case studies from major global producers”, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 20.4: 463-476.
(2015) “Fabrication of magnetic and photocatalytic polyamide fabric coated with Fe2O3 particles”, Fibers and Polymers. 16.2: 378-387.
DOI: 10.1007/s12221-015-0378-1, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/86306/
(2015) “Application of life cycle assessment to sheep production systems: investigating co-production of wool and meat using case studies from major global producers”, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. (Accepted)
DOI: 10.1007/s11367-015-0849-z, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83457/
(2014) “Photocatalytic effects of wool fibers modified with solely TiO2 nanoparticles and N-doped TiO2 nanoparticles by using hydrothermal method”, Chemical Engineering Journal. 254: 106-114.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2014.05.097, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/82900/
(2014) “Functional modification with TiO2 Nanoparticles and simultaneously dyeing of wool fibers in a one-pot hydrothermal process”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 53.5: 2030-2041.
DOI: 10.1021/ie402966z, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/82902/
(2012) “Materials used in specialist workwear - Essential elements for achieving worker protection (2)”, Health & Safety International Charters A; Hardy J (eds.). 9.44: 59-67. (Accepted)
(2012) “Materials used in specialist workwear - Essential elements for achieving worker protection (1)”, Health & Safety International Charters A; Hardy J (eds.). 7.44: 23-31.
(2011) “The properties of native silk fibroin(SF) solution/gel from Bombyx mori silkworms during the full fifth insta larval stage”, J WUHAN UNIV TECHNOL. 26.2: 262-268.
(2010) “Differences in the Tensile Properties and Failure Mechanism of PP/PE Core/Sheath Bicomponent and PP Spunbond Fabrics in Uniaxial Conditions”, TEXT RES J. 80.17: 1759-1767.
(2009) “Unsteady-state Liquid Transport in Engineered Nonwoven Fabrics having Patterned Structure”, TEXT RES J Zhang D (eds.). 79.15: 1358-1363.
(2009) “Permeability in Engineered Non-woven Fabrics Having Patterned Structure”, TEXT RES J Zhang D (eds.). 79.15: 1348-1357.
(2009) “Prediction of moisture vapour transport in hydrophobic fabrics”, Journal of Xi'an University Engineering Science and Technology Yao M (eds.). 23.2: 81-87.
(2008) “Capillary pressure and liquid wicking in three-dimensional nonwoven materials”, J APPL PHYS. 104.3
(2007) “The thermal insulation properties of spacer fabrics with a mechanically integrated wool fiber surface”, TEXT RES J. 77.12: 914-922.
(2007) “Erratum to "A framework for determining the bonding intensity in hydroentangled nonwoven fabrics" [Compos Sci Technol 66(1) (2006) 80-91] (DOI:10.1016/j.compscitech.2005.05.030)”, Composites Science and Technology. 67.10: 2219+.
(2007) “Erratum to "A framework for determining the bonding intensity in hydroentangled nonwoven fabrics" [Compos Sci Technol 66(1) (2006) 80-91]”, COMPOS SCI TECHNOL. 67.10: 2219-2219.
(2006) “Environmental Eco - Lables and its influences on the textiles production and trading”, Wool Textile Journal. 8: 59-62.
(2006) “A framework for determining the bonding intensity in hydroentangled nonwoven fabrics”, COMPOS SCI TECHNOL. 66.1: 80-91.
(2005) “Structure-Process-Property Relationships of Hydroentangled Fabrics”, Lenzinger Berichte. 84: 50-61.
(2004) “Nonwoven Wound Dressings”, Textile Progress. 36.4: 1-57.
(2003) “Modeling Permeability in Homogeneous Three-Dimensional Nonwoven Fabrics”, Textile Research Journal. 73.11: 939-944.
(2003) “Anisotropic liquid absorption in homogeneous two-dimensional nonwoven structures”, J APPL PHYS. 94.6: 4135-4138.
(2000) “Apparatus and Method for the Assessment of the In-plane Anisotropic Liquid Absorption in Nonwoven Fabrics”, AUTEX Electronic Research Journal. 1.2: 47-53.
(2000) “Directional Permeability in Homogeneous Nonwoven Structures, Part II: permeability in idealised structures”, Journal of the Textile Institute. 91.2: 243-258.
(2000) “Directional permeability in homogeneous nonwoven structures Part I: The relationship between directional permeability and fibre orientation”, J TEXT I. 91.2: 235-243.
(2000) “Anisotropic characteristics of liquid absorption in nonwoven structures”, Proceedings of the 80th World Conference of the Textile Institute, Manchester, April 16 - 19, 2000.. : 1+.
(2018) Engineering design of high-performance filter fabrics. 435-488 (Accepted)
(2017) “Sol-gel-based treatments of textiles for water repellence”, In: Waterproof and Water Repellent Textiles and Clothing. 233-265
(2017) “Nonwoven fabric filters”, In: Fibrous Filter Media. 133-171
(2016) “Methods for characterisation of nonwoven structure, property, and performance”, In: Advances in Technical Nonwovens. 155-211
(2016) “Nonwoven fabric filters”, In: Advances in Technical Nonwovens. 273-310
(2014) “Fibre to Fabric: Nonwoven Fabrics”, In: Textiles and Fashion: Materials, Design and Technology. 307-335
(2014) “High performance textiles for protective clothing”, In: High Performance Textiles and Their Applications. 91-143
(2010) “Modelling of Nonwoven Materials”, In: Chen X (eds.) Modelling and Predicting Textile Behaviour. 1. Woodhead Textiles Series No. 94. Oxford, New York: CRC Press; Woodhead Publishing Ltd. 180-224
(2006) “Characterisation, testing and modelling of nonwoven fabrics”, In: Handbook of Nonwovens. 401-514
(2006) “Testing, Characterization and Modelling of Nonwoven Structure and Performance”, In: Russell SJ (eds.) Handbook of Nonwovens. 1. Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing Ltd.
(2016) SMOOTHNESS AND ROUGHNESS: CHARACTERISTICS OF FABRIC-TO-FABRIC SELF-FRICTION PROPERTIES. The 90th Textile Institute World Conference Proceedings: The Proceedings of 90th Textile Institute World Conference The Textile Institute.
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/102516/
(2015) Enhancement of the aesthetics appearance and softness of knitted spacer fabric. 5th SMARTEX - 2015 Egypt (5th World Textile Conference) Proceedings: Proceedings of 5th SMARTEX - 2015 Egypt (World Textile Conference) Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt.
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/93415/
(2015) Liquid permeation and water vapour transmission properties of a temperature-sensitive pvdf-g-nipaam barrier membrane. 15th AUTEX World Textile Conference Proceedings: Proceeding of 15th Autex World textile Conference
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/87721/
(2015) The influences of pre-Tensions on the deformations of woven fabric shells during cyclic axial compression buckling processes. Proceedings: Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium Proceedings 2015 - 8th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2015 : 57-71.
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/91590/
(2014) Towards objective discrimination & evaluation of fabric tactile properties: Quantification of biaxial fabric deformations by using energy methods. 14th AUTEX World Textile Conference Proceedings: Proceedings
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/91588/
(2014) Keratin polymer having improved thermal properties. AUTEX 2014 Proceedings: Proceedings of the 14th World Textile Conference Association of Universities for Textiles.
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/91595/
(2013) The Microstructure and Tensile Properties of Goose and Duck Down Fibres. The 12th Asian Textile Conference Proceedings: Proceedings of The 12th Asian Textile Conference
(2013) The influence of sol-gel processing parameters on the porous structure of flexible silicone aerogel made from methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS). 14th National and 1st International Symposium on Recent Developments in Textile Technology and Chemistry Proceedings: proceedings of 14th National and 1st International Symposium on Recent Developments in Textile Technology and Chemistry Bursa: UCTEA CHAMBER OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS BURSA BRANCH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.: 1-8.
(2013) The influence of sol-gel processing variables on the porous structure of a type of flexible silicone aerogel made from methyltrimethoxysilane. 14th National & 1st International Recent Developments, Textile Technology and Chemistry Symposium Proceedings: Proceedings of 14th National & 1st International Recent Developments, Textile Technology and Chemistry Symposium
(2013) A flexible silicone aerogel having excellent thermal insulation properties. International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials” – NANOSMAT-Asia 2013
(2013) The Influence of the Instantaneous Polymerization Processing Parameters on the Sizing Properties of AM-VAc Solid Copolymer. Proceedings: TEXTILE BIOENGINEERING AND INFORMATICS SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS, VOLS 1-3 : 321-327.
(2012) THE RUPTURE BEHAVIOUR OF WOVEN FABRICS CONTAINING KEVLAR FIBRES. 12th European Conference on Spacecraft, Structures, Materials & Environmental Testing Proceedings: Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Spacecraft, Structures, Materials & Environmental Testing ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands: European Space Agency (ESA).SP-691: 1-6.
(2011) The effect of ventilation on the thermal and moisture management properties of open structure fabric materials. The Fiber Society Annual Conference 2011 Spring Proceedings: Proceedings of the Fibre Society Conference 2011 Spring http://www.thefibersociety.org/Assets/Past_Meetings/BooksOfAbstracts/2011_Spr_Abstracts.pdf: The Fiber Society, USA.: 17-19.
(2011) The behaviour of fabrics in inflatable space structure subject to impact of low speed loading. 5th European Workshop on Inflatable Space Structures Proceedings: Proceedings of 5th European Workshop on Inflatable Space Structures ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands: European Space Agency.
(2011) The effect of ventilation on the thermal and moisture management properties of open structure fabric materials. Proceedings: Fiber Society Spring 2011 Conference : 18-19.
(2009) Modelling moisture vapour transport in hydrophobic fabrics for clothing comfort. Advanced International Textile Science and Technology Forum 2009 Proceedings: Proceedings of Advanced International Textile Science and Technology Forum Xi'an, China: Xi’an Polytechnic University. 1.1
(2008) Influence of fabric structure on dynamic dirt removal in hydroentangled wipes. Nonwovens Research Academy 2008 Proceedings: The proceedings of Nonwovens Research Academy (NRA) 2008 Chemnitzm, Germany: EDANA. 4.1: 268-280.
(2008) Influence of nonwoven flow media structure on resin impregnation in fibre-reinforced composite formation. Nonwovens Research Academy (NRA) 2008 Proceedings: The Proceedings of Nonwovens Research Academy (NRA) 2008 Chemnitz, Germany: EDANA. 4.1: 345-356.
(2007) Liquid transport in engineered nonwoven fabrics having patterned structure. Altex2007 Proceedings: The proceedings of the Altex2007 conference ENSAIT, 9 rue de l'Ermitage, 59056 Roubaix CEDEX 01, France: ENSAIT. 2.1: 23-34.
(2006) Structure and properties of hydroentangled spacer fabric delivery systems. Proceedings: International Nonwovens Technical Conference, INTC 2006 : 308-314.
(2006) Thermal Insulation Properties of Three Dimensional Spacer Fabric Constructs. Proceedings: Proc of China International Wool Textile Conference & IWTO Forum Xian Polytechnic University.Part 1: 7-15.
(2006) Penetration and Spreading of Liquids in Layered Nonwoven Materials. Proceedings: Nonwovens Research Academy 2006 EDANA. (Accepted)
(2005) Hydroentanglement Intensity: Towards a Quantification of the Structural Consolidation in Hydroentanglement and its Influence on the Permeability of Fabrics. Proceedings: EDANA Nonwovens Research Academy EDANA.: 121-131.
(2005) The Effect of Ultrasonic Treatment on the Structural Changes in Wool Fibres and Wool Nonwoven Fabrics. Proceedings: 11th International Wool Research Conference University of Leeds.: pp.69+.
(2005) Structure and Function in Absorbent Materials: Opportunities for Improved Structural Design of Nonwovens used in Incontinence. Proceedings: IMECHE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers) IMECHE.
(2004) A framework for the analysis of liquid penetration in hydrophobic nonwoven fabrics having different structural designs - The influence of fabric structure design on liquid penetration in nonwoven fabrics containing hydrophobic fibres. 83rd Textile-Institute World Conference : 1052-1055.
(2004) The Influence of Fabric Structure on Liquid Penetration in Nonwoven Fabrics Containing Hydrophobic Fibres. Proceedings: Proceedings of The Textile Institute World Conference The Textile Institute.
(2003) Formation and Structure of Nonwoven Spacer Fabrics. Proceedings: INTC conference 2003 INDA and TAPPI.
(2002) Anisotropy of Liquid Transport in Nonwoven Fabrics. Proceedings: TANDEC 12th Annual Conference TANDEC, The University of Tennessee.
(2002) Prediction of Liquid Absorption in Three-dimensional Nonwoven Structures. Proceedings: INTC conference INDA and TAPPI.
(2001) Anisotropic fluid transmission in nonwoven wound dressings. 2nd International Conference on Medical Textiles : 156-163.
(2000) Anisotropic Characteristics of Liquid Absorption in Nonwoven Structures. Proceedings: 80th World Textile Conference Textile Institute.
(1999) Fluid Transmission in Wound Dressing Structures. Proceedings: International Conference of Medical Textile 99 Whitehead Publishing.
(2006) Nonwoven spacer fabric.
(2012) EVALUATION APPARATUS AND METHOD.
(2011) HIGHLY ABSORBENT REUSABLE PADS, A PROCESS FOR THEIR MANUFACTURE AND THEIR USE IN REUSABLE HYGIENE PRODUCTS.
(2005) Nonwoven Spacer Fabrics.