Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

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Ningtao Mao

Senior Lecturer in Performance Textiles

0113 343 3792

Room 1.09, Clothworkers' building south

BSc (NWITST, China) MSc (NWITST, China) PhD (Leeds)

Biography

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.

Research Interests

Ningtao’s research interests are focused on the characterization and modelling of the properties of fibrous materials used in technical applications and functional clothing. He is particularly interested in the liquid wetting and wicking in fibrous assemblies, the fluid-fibre-particle interactions, fluid transport and heat transfer in nonwoven materials, nano-fibre composites and functional clothing. He is also interested in the utilisation of natural fibres as functional elements in technical textiles. Other interests include the engineering of sustainable technical textile materials and processes and the associated life cycle analysis and impact assessment.

Publications

Books

  • Mao N (2009) Liquid transport and wicking in nonwoven materials. VDM Verlag.

Journal articles

  • Mao N, Zhang H (2017) “Simultaneous Reactive Dyeing and Surface Modification of Polyamide Fabric with TiO2 Precursor Finish using One-Step Hydrothermal Process”, Textile Research Journal. (Accepted)
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/119925/

  • Raccuglia M, Pistak K, Heyde C, Qu J, Mao N, Hodder S, Havenith G (2017) “Human wetness perception of fabrics under dynamic skin contact”, Textile Research Journal.
    DOI: 10.1177/0040517517716905, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/119923/

  • Zhang H, Li X, Mao N, Sun R, Xu J (2016) “Fabrication of Magnetized Polyester Fabric Grafted with β-Cyclodextrin for Controlled Release of Menthol”, Journal of Industrial Textiles.
    DOI: 10.1177/1528083716662586, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/102527/

  • Deschamps TC, Carnie B, Mao N (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/

  • Du M, Mao N, Russell SJ (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/

  • Edwards JV, Mao N, Russell S, Carus E, Condon B, Hinchliffe D, Gary L, Graves E, Bopp A, Wang Y (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/

  • Wiedemann SG, Ledgard SF, Henry BK, Yan MJ, Mao N, Russell SJ (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.
    DOI: 10.1007/s11367-015-0849-z

  • Zhang H, Liu Y, Mao N (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/

  • Wiedemann SG, Ledgard SF, Henry BK, Yan MJ, Mao N, Russell SJ (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/

  • Zhang H, Yang Z, Zhang X, Mao N (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/

  • Zhang H, Yan H, Mao N (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/

  • Mao N (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)

  • Mao N (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.

  • Wang H, Mao N, Hu H, Shao H, Jin X (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.
    DOI: 10.1007/s11595-011-0210-8

  • Wang H, Jin XY, Mao N, Russell SJ (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.
    DOI: 10.1177/0040517510369403

  • Mao N (2009) “Permeability in Engineered Non-woven Fabrics Having Patterned Structure”, TEXT RES J Zhang D (eds.). 79.15: 1348-1357.
    DOI: 10.1177/0040517509342311

  • Mao N (2009) “Unsteady-state Liquid Transport in Engineered Nonwoven Fabrics having Patterned Structure”, TEXT RES J Zhang D (eds.). 79.15: 1358-1363.
    DOI: 10.1177/0040517509342312

  • Mao N (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.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (2008) “Capillary pressure and liquid wicking in three-dimensional nonwoven materials”, J APPL PHYS. 104.3
    DOI: 10.1063/1.2965188

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (2007) “The thermal insulation properties of spacer fabrics with a mechanically integrated wool fiber surface”, TEXT RES J. 77.12: 914-922.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (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+.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2006.12.021

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (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.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2006.12.021

  • Tang XL, Mao NT (2006) “Environmental Eco - Lables and its influences on the textiles production and trading”, Wool Textile Journal. 8: 59-62.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (2006) “A framework for determining the bonding intensity in hydroentangled nonwoven fabrics”, COMPOS SCI TECHNOL. 66.1: 80-91.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2005.05.030

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (2005) “Structure-Process-Property Relationships of Hydroentangled Fabrics”, Lenzinger Berichte. 84: 50-61.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (2004) “Nonwoven Wound Dressings”, Textile Progress. 36.4: 1-57.
    DOI: 10.1533/jotp.2005.36.4.1

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (2003) “Modeling Permeability in Homogeneous Three-Dimensional Nonwoven Fabrics”, Textile Research Journal. 73.11: 939-944.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (2003) “Anisotropic liquid absorption in homogeneous two-dimensional nonwoven structures”, J APPL PHYS. 94.6: 4135-4138.
    DOI: 10.1063/1.1598627

  • Russell SJ, Mao N (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.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (2000) “Directional Permeability in Homogeneous Nonwoven Structures, Part II: permeability in idealised structures”, Journal of the Textile Institute. 91.2: 243-258.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (2000) “Directional permeability in homogeneous nonwoven structures Part I: The relationship between directional permeability and fibre orientation”, J TEXT I. 91.2: 235-243.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (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+.

Chapters

  • Mao N (2018) “Engineering design of high-performance filter fabrics”, In: Miao M; Xin JH (eds.) Engineering of High-Performance Textiles. The Textile Institute Book Series. Woodhead Publishing. 435-488
    DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-101273-4.00018-4

  • Mao N, Du M (2017) “Sol-gel based treatments of textiles for water repellence”, In: Waterproof and Water Repellent Textiles and Clothing. Woodhead Publishing. (Accepted)

  • Mao N (2017) “Nonwoven Fabric Filter”, In: Brown P; Cox CL (eds.) Fibrous Filter Media. Woodhead Publishing.

  • Mao N (2016) “Methods for characterisation of nonwoven structure, property, and performance”, In: Kellie G (eds.) Advances in Technical Nonwovens. Woodhead Publishing.

  • Mao N (2016) “Nonwoven fabric filters”, In: Kellie G (eds.) Advances in Technical Nonwovens. London: Woodhead Publishing.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (2014) “Fibre to Fabric: Nonwoven Fabrics”, In: Textiles and Fashion: Materials, Design and Technology. 307-335
    DOI: 10.1016/B978-1-84569-931-4.00013-1

  • Mao N (2014) “High performance textiles for protective clothing”, In: High Performance Textiles and Their Applications. 91-143
    DOI: 10.1533/9780857099075.91

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (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

  • Mao N, Russell SJ, Pourdeyhimi B (2007) Characterisation, testing and modelling of nonwoven fabrics. 401-514
    DOI: 10.1533/9781845691998.401

  • Mao N, Russell S, Pourdeyhimi B (2006) “Testing, Characterization and Modelling of Nonwoven Structure and Performance”, In: Russell SJ (eds.) Handbook of Nonwovens. 1. Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing Ltd.

Conference papers

  • Mao N, Wang Y, Qu J (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/

  • Maktabi M, Carnie B, Mao N, Goswami P (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/

  • Phromphen P, Mao N, Russell SJ, Goswami P (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/

  • Wang Y, Mao N (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/

  • Mao N (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/

  • Zhu J, Mao N (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/

  • Fuller M, Mao N, Taylor M (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

  • Du M, Mao N, Russell SJ (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.

  • Du M, Mao N, Russell SJ (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

  • Mao N, Du M, Russell SJ (2013) A flexible silicone aerogel having excellent thermal insulation properties. International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials” – NANOSMAT-Asia 2013

  • Wu H-L, Shen Y-Q, Mao N-T (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.

  • Mao N, Qu J, Darley M, Lingard S (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.

  • Morrissey M, Mao N (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.

  • Mao N (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.

  • Mao N (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

  • Koh E, Russell S, Mao N (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.

  • Käse S, Mao N, Russll S, Cherif C (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.

  • Mao N (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.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (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.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (2006) Penetration and Spreading of Liquids in Layered Nonwoven Materials. Proceedings: Nonwovens Research Academy 2006 EDANA. (Accepted)

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (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.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ, Cai Z (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+.

  • Russell SJ, Mao N (2005) Structure and Function in Absorbent Materials: Opportunities for Improved Structural Design of Nonwovens used in Incontinence. Proceedings: IMECHE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers) IMECHE.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (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.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (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.

  • Russell SJ, Pourmohammadi A, Ahmed AI, Mao N, Rathod MK (2003) Formation and Structure of Nonwoven Spacer Fabrics. Proceedings: INTC conference 2003 INDA and TAPPI.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (2002) Anisotropy of Liquid Transport in Nonwoven Fabrics. Proceedings: TANDEC 12th Annual Conference TANDEC, The University of Tennessee.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (2002) Prediction of Liquid Absorption in Three-dimensional Nonwoven Structures. Proceedings: INTC conference INDA and TAPPI.

  • Russell SJ, Mao N (2001) Anisotropic fluid transmission in nonwoven wound dressings. 2nd International Conference on Medical Textiles : 156-163.

  • Mao N, Russell SJ (2000) Anisotropic Characteristics of Liquid Absorption in Nonwoven Structures. Proceedings: 80th World Textile Conference Textile Institute.

  • Russell SJ, Mao N (1999) Fluid Transmission in Wound Dressing Structures. Proceedings: International Conference of Medical Textile 99 Whitehead Publishing.

Patents

  • Mao N, Taylor M (2012) EVALUATION APPARATUS AND METHOD.

  • Mao N (2011) HIGHLY ABSORBENT REUSABLE PADS, A PROCESS FOR THEIR MANUFACTURE AND THEIR USE IN REUSABLE HYGIENE PRODUCTS.

  • Russell SJ, Pourmohammadi A, Rathod MK, Ahmed AI, Mao N (2005) Nonwoven Spacer Fabrics.

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