Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design


Parikshit Goswami

Associate Professor; Director of Research and Innovation; MSc Textiles Programme Leader; Technology Research Area Leader

0113 343 3717

Room B.05, 28 University Road



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.

Research Interests

Research Expertise/Interests

  • 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
  • Nonwovens
  • Sustainability issues within the textiles, colouration and finishing industries


Level Subject
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


Journal articles

  • Ghorani B, Goswami P, Blackburn RS, Russell SJ (2018) “Enrichment of cellulose acetate nanofibre assemblies for therapeutic delivery of L-tryptophan”, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 108: 1-8.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.11.124, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/124265/

  • Bulman SEL, Tronci G, Goswami P, Carr C, Russell SJ (2017) “Antibacterial properties of nonwoven wound dressings coated with Manuka honey or methylglyoxal”, Materials. 10.8
    DOI: 10.3390/ma10080954, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/120035/

  • 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/

  • Ghorani B, Russell SJ, Hebden AJ, Goswami P (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/

  • Edwards NWM, Best EL, Connell SD, Goswami P, Carr CM, Wilcox MH, Russell SJ (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/

  • Hill PJ, Taylor M, Goswami P, Blackburn RS (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/

  • Lanzilao G, Goswami P, Blackburn RS (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/

  • Gharaei R, Tronci G, Davies RP, Goswami P, Russell SJ (2016) “An investigation into the nano-/micro-architecture of electrospun poly (ϵ-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/

  • Gharaei R, Tronci G, Davies RPW, Gough C, Alazragi R, Goswami P, Russell SJ (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/

  • Ghorani B, Goswami P, Russell SJ (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/

  • Bulman SEL, Goswami P, Tronci G, Russell SJ, Carr C (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/

  • Sageman-Furnas AO, Goswami P, Menon G, Russell SJ (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/

  • Goswami P, Ghorani B, Russell SJ (2013) “Controlled morphology and mechanical characterisation of electrospun cellulose acetate fibre webs”, International Journal of Polymer Science. 2013
    DOI: 10.1155/2013/256161

  • Ghorani B, Goswami P, Russell SJ (2013) “Controlled Morphology and Mechanical Characterisation of Electrospun Cellulose Acetate Fibre Webs”, International Journal of Polymer Science. 2013: 1-12.
    DOI: 10.1155/2013/256161

  • Goswami P, Salihu G, Russell S (2012) “Hybrid electrospun nonwovens from chitosan/cellulose acetate”, Cellulose. 19: 739-749.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10570-012-9666-8

  • Lindh JM, Goswami P, Blackburn RS, Arnold SEJ, Vale GA, Lehane MJ, Torr SJ (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/

  • Blackburn RS, Goswami P, Taylor J, White P (2011) “Sorption of dyes on cellulose II: effect of alkali treatment of fibre and dye structure”, Cellulose. 18: 1063-1072.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10570-011-9540-0

  • Goswami P, Blackburn RS, Taylor J, White P (2009) “Dyeing behaviour of lyocell fabric: effect of NaOH pre-treatment”, CELLULOSE. 16.3: 481-489.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10570-009-9279-z

  • Goswami P, Blackburn RS, El-Dessouky HM, Taylor J, White P (2009) “Effect of sodium hydroxide pre-treatment on the optical and structural properties of lyocell”, European Polymer Journal. 45.2: 455-465.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2008.10.030

  • Goswami P, Blackburn RS, Taylor J, Westland S, White P (2007) “Dyeing behaviour of lyocell fabric: effect of fibrillation”, COLOR TECHNOL. 123.6: 387-393.
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1478-4408.2007.00113.x


Conference papers

  • Goswami P (2017) Chair: Index 17 Sector Seminar - Medical Nonwovens Forum. Index 17

  • Goswami P (2017) Chair: Surface Modification and Filtration Panel. NC State Textile Summit 2017

  • Goswami P (2016) ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Technical Textiles’. The Emperor's New Clothes Proceedings: The Emperor's New Clothes

  • Hill P, Taylor M, Goswami P, Blackburn RS (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/

  • Lanzilao G, Goswami P, Blackburn RS (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/

  • 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/

  • Goswami P (2016) Leeds University, Composites, and Things That Really Matter. Supporting Industry Growth, Composites UK

  • O'Haire T, Russell SJ, Goswami P (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/

  • 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/

  • Lang B, Goswami P, Deacon S, McPherson M, Russell S (2015) NANOFIBROUS MEMBRANES FOR BLOOD PURIFICATION: A CRITICAL EXPLORATION ON ELECTROSPINNING POLYSULFONE. Nonwovens Innovation Academy Proceedings: Abstract

  • Goswami P (2015) Chair: Performance Enhancement in Nonwovens. Nonwovens Innovation Academy

  • 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/

  • Goswami P (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

  • Arouni H, Vengadasalam K, Farooq U, Goswami P, Wilson M, Kapur N, Russell SJ (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

  • Lanzilao G, Blackburn RS, Goswami P (2013) Himalayan Nettle (Girardinia Diversifolia) as Sustainable Fibres for High Performance Garments (Poster). Nonwovens Innovation Academy

  • Gharaei R, Alazragi R, Durham E, Goswami P, Davies RPW, Aggeli A, Russell SJ (2013) Production of Nanostructured Nonwovens Containing Self Assembling Peptides. Nonwovens Innovation Academy 2013 Proceedings: Abstract

  • Bulman SEL, Russell SJ, Goswami P (2013) Antibacterial Potency of Nonwovens containing methylglyoxal (MG) / Manuka Honey for Wound Healing. Nonwovens Innovation Academy

  • Arouni H, Vengadasalam K, Farooq U, Goswami P, Wilson M, Kapur N, Russell SJ (2013) Enhanced Filter Media for Diesel Engines (Poster). Nonwovens Innovation Academy Proceedings: Abstract

  • Lang B, Goswami P, Deacon S, McPherson M, Russell SJ (2013) Nanofibrous affinity membranes for blood purification (Poster). Nonwovens Innovation Academy Proceedings: Abstract

  • Goswami P (2013) Medical textiles, Leeds: Things that really matter. TAGS Consortium Meeting

  • LANZILAO G, BLACKBURN RS, Goswami P, EL-DESSOUKY H (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

  • Goswami P, Blackburn R, Russell SJ (2013) Manufacturing of Novel Fully Dispersible Hydrophobic Sheet Material Using Biodegradable Material. Techtextil North America 2013 Proceedings: Abstract

  • Goswami P, Gala MS, Blackburn R, Russell S (2012) Feasibility of producing functionalized nonwovens for the selected containment of organic compounds. Nonwovens research academy Proceedings: Abstract

  • Goswami P, Salihu G, Russell S (2011) Hybrid nanofibre nonwovens from chitosan/cellulose acetate for heavy metal sorption in liquid filtration. Filtrex Asia (EDANA) Proceedings: Abstract

  • Goswami P, Blackburn R (2011) What are the most sustainable fibres for nonwoven application?. Nonwovens network 14th annual event

  • Goswami P, Blackburn R (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)'

  • Goswami P, Blackburn R (2009) Role of green chemistry in sustainable coloration (Keynote Address). SDC International Conference: Sustainability in coloration

  • Blackburn RS, Goswami P (2007) Sorption and diffusion behavior of alkali-treated lyocell fabric. 2nd International Cellulosic Conference Proceedings: 2nd International Cellulose Conference 2nd International Cellulose Conference.


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.






‘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

PhD Students
Surname First Name Funding Source
Arouni Hamidreza Industrial Scholarship
Basak Montu Ann Sidell Scholarship
Edwards Nicholas Industrial Scholarship
Gharaei Robabeh Scholarship
Hill Philippa URS
Lang Birthe Clothworkers Scholarship
Lanzilao Gabriella URS
Phromphen Phannaphat self-funded
Bulman Sophie Elizabeth Clothworkers Scholarship
Bailes Katherine Next Generation Nuclear (NGN) CDT
Cotton Lucy Industrial Scholarship
Rickman Jess University of Leeds 110 Anniversary Research Scholarship
Tulos Najua Malaysian Government Scholarship
Hanly Richard Industrial Scholarship
Mon Siti Kunchi Malaysian Government Scholarship
Junaid Fadi CIF
Smith Timothy Industrial Funding
Hebden Andrew IAA and CIF
O’Haire Tom EU
Tausif Muhammad EU
Bazbouz Mohamed Government Funding
Research Technician
Pliakas Achilles EU
MSc By Research
Furnas Andrew O’Shea Marshall Scholarship
Kim Hye Self-funded

Professional Practice

Technical referee in peer-reviewed journals such as ‘Textile Research Journal’, ‘Coloration Technology’, ‘Clothing and Textiles Research Journal’, ‘Carbohydrate Polymers’, ‘Journal of Applied Polymer Science’ and ‘Journal of Textile Institute’.

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

Chartered Colourist

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

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