Textile Engineering Research

Textile Sustainability Research Group

 

Group Leader; Dr. Muhammad Mohsin

 

 

Group Areas

·        Innovative & sustainable yarn development

·        Sustainable textile chemical development

·        Sustainable textile machine development

·        Energy audits and conservation*

·        Medical Textile

·        Textile mill productivity improvement

·        Recycling of textile

·        Textile IT based solutions*

·        Water and chemical efficient textile process development

·        Sustainability certifications

·        Sustainable functional materials

 

Active group members

·         Dr. Muhammad Mohsin

·         Dr. Shaheen Sardar

·         Dr. Usama Bin Humayoun

·         Dr. Haji Ghulam Qutab

·        Dr. Rabia Ehtesham

·         Mr. Imran Ali Shah

·         Eng. Wardah Anam (PhD Scholar)

·         Mr. Umair (PhD Scholar)

·         Mr. Nadeem Afraz (PhD Scholar)

·         Eng. Sidra Ghaffar

·         Eng. M. Ahsan Zaheer Mir

·         Miss. Komal Iftiqar

·         Mr. Awais

·         Dr. Aamer Abbas Khan

·         Dr. Qamar Tusief

·         Dr. Farhan

·         Dr. Zahid Hussain

·         Dr Asad Ullah Ghalib

·         Mr. Muhammad Ali

·         Eng. Rehan (PhD Scholar)

·         Eng. Nasir Sarwar (PhD Scholar)

·         Eng. Khurram Shehzad (PhD Scholar)

·         Eng. Kanza Hina

·         Mr. Shehbaz

·        Eng. Abrar

·         Mr. Assad

*UET Lahore Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS) & Center for Energy Research and Development (CERAD) is also part of this group.

Research project funding won: 8

PhD produced: 5

MSc produced: 15

Impact Factor Journal Papers = 110

Patents (granted and/ applied) = 7

International conference papers = 40

International book chapters = 7

Active research is being carried out in the sustainability research group on various areas of sustainable textile which include new fiber development, new fabric development, new garment development, new textile specialty chemical development, new machine development, new process development, value addition, IT based textile solutions, energy conservations, recycling of textile, indigenous bio based carbon development, sustainability training and support in certifications like ZDHC, STeP, Higg Index etc. Department is annually organizing following three mega events of textile since 2018, which is the biggest gathering of textile industry and university representatives on textile sustainability in Pakistan.

  1. International conference on sustainable textile,
  2. SDC-UK Pakistan chapter textile student competition on sustainable color,
  3. Top Pakistani textile brands exhibition on sustainability.

Certain ongoing and completed projects with the industry and research institutes;

  • Development of energy and water efficient textile bleach recycling system with the support of HEC-TDF and Interloop (Technology is licensed to Interloop)
  • Recycling of textile and tyre industrial wastes for the development of indigenous carbon black
  • Development of chemical free banana yarn from banana waste and its subsequent fabric formation and sustainable natural dyeing
  • Water and energy efficient foam processing- Dyeing & Finishing
  • Productivity improvement of the textile industry
  • Recycling of textile industry and textile post-consumer waste into recycle yarn and apparel
  • Development of hemp yarn, fabric and sustainable dyeing
  • Indigenous development of conductive inks from waste
  • Garment industry machine line efficiency
  • Sustainable process (water, energy & chemical efficient) development
  • New machine/attachment development for improved and sustainable process
  • Improving the existing textile industry process through sustainable steps
  • Sustainability (ZDHC, STeP, Higg Index etc) awareness, mill system development and training for industry
  • Recycling of textile wastes into carbon black
  • Sustainable natural dyeing without toxic mordant
  • Textile process optimization for organic cotton and better cotton
  • Development of water less dyeing and finishing process
  • Eco friendly, sustainable & halogen free fire retardants for textile
  • Sustainable and durable oil & water repellent for textile
  • Nontoxic fire-retardant development
  • 100% bio based anti-viral and anti-microbial textile
  • Sustainable, water and energy efficient nano bubble dyeing and finishing (Liquor ratio 1:1) process and machine development
  • Eco friendly bio-Mosquito repellent finishing for textile
  • Environment friendly digital printing
  • IT based solutions
  • Energy audits and conservation
  • Wastewater treatment by sustainable wet land method
  • Development of bio resin for textile
  • Development of novel dyeing process
  • Synthesis and applications of carbon materials from textiles and plastic waste in energy devices, microelectronics, and composites
  • Synthesis of novel nano materials for application in smart textiles, electronics and composites.
  • Efficient synthesis of fluorescent materials

 

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