Associate Professor; Director of Research and Innovation; MSc Textiles Programme Leader; Technology Research Area Leader
0113 343 3717
Room B.05, 28 University Road
BSc(Tech) MSc PhD MRSC ASDC CCol CTex ATI
Dr Goswami obtained a Bachelors’ degree in Textile Technology and then worked within different industries including a world leading third party textile testing and quality certification company. Subsequently he did a Masters degree in Advanced Textile and Performance Clothing and a PhD at the University of Leeds.
Dr Goswami heads the Fibre and Fabric Functionalisation Research Group at the University of Leeds.
Dr. Goswami’s domains of research are product development using flexible materials and application of chemistry for functionalising textiles. Dr Goswami manages a large profile of research concerned with fibre/ polymer science, nonwovens, medical textiles (implantable materials, non-implantable materials), sustainable materials (fundamentally understand the properties of new material), application and development of nano/ sub-micron fibres for novel applications, plasma treatment for functionalising textiles and textile chemistry.
Dr. Goswami is presently supervising twelve PhD students, one MSc by research, and five research fellows. He is a Member of SDC’s (Society of Dyers and Colourists) Education, Qualifications and Accreditation Board (EQAB) and was a member of EDANA’s Board Working Group on Sustainability.
- Fibre and Polymer Science
- Fibre and Fabric Functionalisation
- Materials science and textile technology
- Composite and fibre-reinforced composite
- Textile coloration and finishing technology
- Technical Textiles
- Medical Textiles
- Sustainability issues within the textiles, colouration and finishing industries
|Level 1||DESN 1355 Fashion Marketing 1|
|Level 2||DESN 2350 Marketing Creativity and InnovationDESN 2275 Research Methods|
|Level 3||DESN 3660 Independent Study: Dissertation|
|MA/MSc||TEXT 5116 Research DissertationTEXT 5304M Textile Product Design, Innovation and DevelopmentTEXT 5301M Textile and Apparel Materials and Technology
TEXT 5122 Laboratory Practicals and Case Studies
TEXT 5117 Fibres and Technical Textiles
TEXT 5121 General Textile Technology
TEXT 5135 Textiles in Medical Devices and Healthcare Products
TEXT 5145 Polymer and Fibre Science for Medical Textiles
TEXT5125 The Management of Design, Innovation and Product Development
TEXT 5123 Global Textiles and Performance Clothing
|PhD||Currently supervising twelve PhD students and one MSc by Research student.|
Director of Research and Innovation
MSc Advanced Textiles Programme Leader
School Management Team
School of Design Taught Student Education Committee
Post Graduate Taught Management Committee
(2017) “Single step assembly of biomolecule-loaded sub-micron polysulfone fibers”, Textile Research Journal. 87.3: 340-350.
DOI: 10.1177/0040517516629148, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/93121/
(2017) “Role of surface energy and nano-roughness in the removal efficiency of bacterial contamination by nonwoven wipes from frequently touched surfaces”, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. 18.1: 197-209.
DOI: 10.1080/14686996.2017.1288543, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/111221/
(2017) “Substitution of PFAS chemistry in outdoor apparel and the impact on repellency performance”, Chemosphere. 181: 500-507.
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.04.122, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/115545/
(2016) “Study of the morphological characteristics and physical properties of Himalayan giant nettle (Girardinia diversifolia L.) fibre in comparison with European nettle (Urtica dioica L.) fibre”, Materials Letters. 181: 200-203.
DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2016.06.044, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/100795/
(2016) “A structurally self-assembled peptide nano-architecture by one-step electrospinning”, Journal of Materials Chemistry B. 4.32: 5475-5485.
DOI: 10.1039/c6tb01164k, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/102894/
(2016) “An investigation into the nano-/micro-architecture of electrospun poly (epsilon-caprolactone) and self-assembling peptide fibers”, MRS ADVANCES. 1.11: 711-716.
DOI: 10.1557/adv.2016.35, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/93540/
(2015) “Parametric Study of Electrospun Cellulose Acetate in Relation to Fibre Diameter”, Research Journal of Textile and Apparel. 19.4: 24-40.
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/87734/
(2015) “Investigation into the potential use of poly(vinyl alcohol)/methylglyoxal fibres as antibacterial wound dressing components”, Journal of Biomaterials Applications. 29.8: 1193-1200.
DOI: 10.1177/0885328214556159, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83833/
(2014) “The Sphereprint: An approach to quantifying the conformability of flexible materials”, Textile Research Journal. 84: 793-807.
DOI: 10.1177/0040517513512402, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/87732/
(2013) “Controlled morphology and mechanical characterisation of electrospun cellulose acetate fibre webs”, International Journal of Polymer Science. 2013
(2013) “Controlled Morphology and Mechanical Characterisation of Electrospun Cellulose Acetate Fibre Webs”, International Journal of Polymer Science. 2013: 1-12.
(2012) “Hybrid electrospun nonwovens from chitosan/cellulose acetate”, Cellulose. 19: 739-749.
(2012) “Optimizing the colour and fabric of targets for the control of the tsetse fly Glossina fuscipes fuscipes”, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 6.5
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001661, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/81212/
(2011) “Sorption of dyes on cellulose II: effect of alkali treatment of fibre and dye structure”, Cellulose. 18: 1063-1072.
(2009) “Dyeing behaviour of lyocell fabric: effect of NaOH pre-treatment”, CELLULOSE. 16.3: 481-489.
(2009) “Effect of sodium hydroxide pre-treatment on the optical and structural properties of lyocell”, European Polymer Journal. 45.2: 455-465.
(2007) “Dyeing behaviour of lyocell fabric: effect of fibrillation”, COLOR TECHNOL. 123.6: 387-393.
(2017) “Plasma-based treatments of textiles for water repellency”, In: Williams JT (eds.) Waterproof and Water Repellent Textiles and Clothing. Elsevier (Woodhead Publishing). (Accepted)
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/117471/
(2016) “Developments in the use of green (biodegradable), recycled and biopolymer materials in technical nonwovens”, In: Kellie G (eds.) Advances in Technical Nonwovens. Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles. Woodhead Publishing. 97-114
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-100575-0.00003-6, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/93992/
(2014) “Sulfur Dyes”, In: Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. Wiley Online Library. 1-31
DOI: 10.1002/0471238961.1921120619051409.a01.pub2, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/87935/
(2014) “Finish, textile”, In: Luo R (eds.) Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology. Continuously updated edition. Springer New York.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27851-8_154-1, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/87934/
(2017) Chair: Index 17 Sector Seminar - Medical Nonwovens Forum. Index 17
(2017) Chair: Surface Modification and Filtration Panel. NC State Textile Summit 2017
(2016) ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Technical Textiles’. The Emperor's New Clothes Proceedings: The Emperor's New Clothes
(2016) The route to fluorine-free repellent coatings in outdoor apparel: Consumer use, maintenance and physiological comfort. 20th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference Proceedings: unconfirmed
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/115398/
(2016) Sustainable high-performance fibers from Himalayan giant nettle (Girardinia diversifolia L.). 20th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference Proceedings: unconfirmed American Chemical Society.
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/115400/
(2016) Effect of Fibre Type on Mechanical Properties of Nonwoven Reinforced TPU Composites. 16th World Textile Conference AUTEX 2016 (Accepted)
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/99852/
(2016) Leeds University, Composites, and Things That Really Matter. Supporting Industry Growth, Composites UK
(2016) High-modulus, melt spun polycaprolactone fibres for biomedical grafts. Proceedings: Fiber Society 2016 Spring Conference: Textile Innovations - Opportunities and Challenges
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/99747/
(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) Wiping out infection. Nonwovens Innovation Academy Proceedings: Abstract
(2015) NANOFIBROUS MEMBRANES FOR BLOOD PURIFICATION: A CRITICAL EXPLORATION ON ELECTROSPINNING POLYSULFONE. Nonwovens Innovation Academy Proceedings: Abstract
(2015) Chair: Performance Enhancement in Nonwovens. Nonwovens Innovation Academy
(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/
(2014) Fibre and Medical Textile Research at the University of Leeds and the Vision. The 2nd International Symposium on Advanced Polymer Materials and Fibre Science
(2014) Enhanced water/fuel coalescing filter media for diesel engines: overview and future directions; FILTREX conference and exhibition. Berlin, Germany, 1-2 October 2014.. FILTREX conference and exhibition Proceedings: Abstract
(2013) Antibacterial Potency of Nonwovens containing methylglyoxal (MG) / Manuka Honey for Wound Healing. Nonwovens Innovation Academy
(2013) Himalayan Nettle (Girardinia Diversifolia) as Sustainable Fibres for High Performance Garments (Poster). Nonwovens Innovation Academy
(2013) Production of Nanostructured Nonwovens Containing Self Assembling Peptides. Nonwovens Innovation Academy 2013 Proceedings: Abstract
(2013) Enhanced Filter Media for Diesel Engines (Poster). Nonwovens Innovation Academy Proceedings: Abstract
(2013) Nanofibrous affinity membranes for blood purification (Poster). Nonwovens Innovation Academy Proceedings: Abstract
(2013) Medical textiles, Leeds: Things that really matter. TAGS Consortium Meeting
(2013) Himalayan nettle (girardinia diversifolia) and european nettle fibres and their application in high-performance textiles: analysis and comparision of both fibres. 14th National & 1st International Recent Develoments, Textile Technology and Chemistry Symposium
(2013) Manufacturing of Novel Fully Dispersible Hydrophobic Sheet Material Using Biodegradable Material. Techtextil North America 2013 Proceedings: Abstract
(2012) Feasibility of producing functionalized nonwovens for the selected containment of organic compounds. Nonwovens research academy Proceedings: Abstract
(2011) Hybrid nanofibre nonwovens from chitosan/cellulose acetate for heavy metal sorption in liquid filtration. Filtrex Asia (EDANA) Proceedings: Abstract
(2011) What are the most sustainable fibres for nonwoven application?. Nonwovens network 14th annual event
(2009) Effect of sodium hydroxide pre-treatment on crystallinity of cellulose II and cellulose I fibres. First end-year meeting of the Marie Curie project 'Shaping and transformation in the engineering of polysaccharides (STEP)'
(2009) Role of green chemistry in sustainable coloration (Keynote Address). SDC International Conference: Sustainability in coloration
(2007) Sorption and diffusion behavior of alkali-treated lyocell fabric. 2nd International Cellulosic Conference Proceedings: 2nd International Cellulose Conference 2nd International Cellulose Conference.
(2017) Composite Fibre.
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/118678/
Research Projects & Grants
‘Blood filtration using novel nonwoven fabrications containing functional moiety derived from renewable resources’ – Student Innovation Programme, Clothworkers Innovation Fund, 2013.
‘Novel nonwoven fabrication with controlled functional chemistry release mechanism’ – Student Innovation Programme, Clothworkers Innovation Fund, 2013.
‘Catalytically active sub-micron fibre matrices for the production of API’ – Student Innovation Programme, Clothworkers Innovation Fund, 2013.
‘Differential Visual Surface Colour Effect on a Three Layer Woven Fabric’ – Student Innovation Programme, Clothworkers Innovation Fund, 2013.
‘Fluorochemical-free super-hydrophobic and oleophobic fibre assemblies’ – Proof Of Concept, Clothworkers Innovation Fund, 2013.
‘Development of a Fully Flushable Sustainable Ostomy Pouch’ – Proof Of Concept, Clothworkers Innovation Fund, 2013
‘Transdermal delivery of functional chemistry through clothing’ – High Value Chemical Manufacture (HVCM) (POC) Fund, 2013.
‘SBRI Kidney Care project’ INNOVATE UK, 2014.
‘Transdermal delivery of Alzheimer’s Disease therapeutics’ – Proof of Market study, University of Leeds EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account, 2014.
‘Smart Breathable Fibrous Matrix’ – Proof of Market, EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), 2014.
‘Fluorochemical-free super-hydrophobic and oleophobic fibre assemblies’ – Proof Of Concept, Clothworkers Innovation Fund and EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), 2014.
‘Novel stretchable fabric’ Sponsored by a UK manufacturing company, 2014.
‘SPORT INFINITY’ (WRAP) – EUROPEAN UNION, 2014.
‘SBRI Phase 2’ – NATIONAL INST FOR HEALTH RESEARCH, 2015.
‘Low Cost Counter Project’ – Sponsored by a UK manufacturing company, 2015.
‘Smart Breathable Fabric’ – EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), 2015
‘Smart Breathable Fabric Co-Polymer’ jointly funded by an EU based chemical manufacturing company; EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA); Enterprise Fund, 2016.
PhD & Postdoctoral Supervision
Dr Goswami is currently supervising twelve PhD students, one MSc by Research student, one research technician, and five research fellows
|Surname||First Name||Funding Source|
|Basak||Montu||Ann Sidell Scholarship|
|Bulman||Sophie Elizabeth||Clothworkers Scholarship|
|Bailes||Katherine||Next Generation Nuclear (NGN) CDT|
|Rickman||Jess||University of Leeds 110 Anniversary Research Scholarship|
|Tulos||Najua||Malaysian Government Scholarship|
|Mon||Siti Kunchi||Malaysian Government Scholarship|
|Hebden||Andrew||IAA and CIF|
|MSc By Research|
|Furnas||Andrew O’Shea||Marshall Scholarship|
Editorial Board Member of Journal of Textile Science and Technology (JTST), International journal of Textile Science & Engineering, and SciFed Journal of Polymerscience.
Associate of the Society of Dyers and Colourists
Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Member of SDC’s (Society of Dyers and Colourists) Education, Qualifications and Accreditation Board (EQAB). EQAB’s responsibility is to oversee the educational provision of the SDC, the main aim of the charity under its Royal Charter.
Member of EDANA Expert Group on Guidelines on Environmental Claims
Member of the working board on sustainability at EDANA
Associate and chartered member of The Textile Institute