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Our Goal

We seek to advance textiles' boundaries toward innovative applications including but not limited to soft robotics, sensors and actuators, filtration, and protective gears. To achieve our goal, we work to understand surface and macroscopic level of interactions between water and textiles that are crucial for many of textiles' basic functions. With sustainable manufacturing and usage in mind, we aim to to utilize the most abundant natural resource -microorganisms- to develop technical textiles. See below for our specific projects. 

Research Grants

  • 2021-23 한국연구재단 생애첫연구, <천연 및 재생섬유 기반 수분반응 액츄에이터 (Natural and Regenerated Fiber-based System for Water Responsive Actuators)>, 7500만원

  • 2022 연세대학교 미래선도연구사업 2년차, <섬유기반 수분반응 액츄에이터 (Textile Fiber-based Water Responsive Actuators)>, 5000만원

  • 2021 연세대학교 신임교원연구정착금 1년차, 1000만원

  • 2021 연세대학교 미래선도연구사업 1년차, <섬유기반 수분반응 액츄에이터 (Textile Fiber-based Water Responsive Actuators)>, 5000만원

Fundamental Understanding of Water-Textile Interactions

  • Water-textile interaction at surface to macroscopic level

  • Toward predictive engineering of textiles' physical properties

Textile-based Water Responsive Actuators

  • Utilize sustainable and ubiquitous water energy

  • Textile design for scaling up

  • Potential applications: soft robots, artificial muscles, sensors, actuators, protection, energy harvesting

Functional Fibers Created with Microorganisms

  • Use microbes (fungi, bacteria, spores, etc) that are abundant in nature to functionalize textile fibers 

  • Potential applications: decontaminating fibers, stimuli responsive actuators & sensors, biomedical materials

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