Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

3D Weaving Innovation; Apparel Manufacturing; Digital Fashion; Fashion Technology

Willing to speak to media

  • 9
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


Yuyuan joined Northumbria University as a Lecturer, following the completion of her PhD at the University of Leeds. Her thesis, titled "Double curved surface composites for anthropometry-formed 3D woven apparel forms," earned her doctorate degree. Prior to this, she received a Master of Engineering (MEng) and a Bachelor of Arts from Sichuan University, China. Yuyuan is also a Visiting Researcher, funded by AROP Program, at RWTH-Aachen University in Germany. 

Yuyuan's research interests are focused on 3D weaving innovation, apparel manufacturing, 2D/3D digital fashion, functional apparel (such as sportswear and personal protective equipment), and clothing engineering. Her research is rooted in the latest weaving technology, using cross-platform CAD/CAM systems to create a broader range of 3D woven seamless apparel forms that enable efficient manufacturing processes and almost zero waste with the assistance of digital tools.

Research interests

Her research focuses on 3D Weaving Innovation & Apparel Technology:

  • 3D weaving technology development for dome shape or double-curved composites
  • 3D woven apparel & sportswear
  • 3D body scanning - Scan2weave
  • Apparel Manufacturing & Technology
  • Zero-waste apparel manufacturing
  • Clothing Engineering & Technology
  • 3D/2D Digital Fashion

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Technologies, PhD, University of Leeds

1 Oct 201831 Dec 2022

Award Date: 15 Mar 2023

Engineering, MEng, Sichuan University

1 Sep 20151 Jul 0218

Award Date: 31 Jul 2018

Fashion Design, BA, Sichuan University

1 Sep 20111 Jul 2015

Award Date: 1 Jul 2015

External positions

RWTH Aachen University

1 Jul 202231 Dec 2022


Dive into the research topics where Yuyuan Shi is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or
  • RWTH Aachen University

    Yuyuan Shi (Visiting researcher)

    1 Jul 202231 Dec 2022

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution