Nanotechnology and Fashion

PI: Dr. Khaled Saoud, Professor, Physics 
Chris Fink, Associate Professor and Director, Fashion Design

Nano-Technology and Textiles Lab seeks to produce traditional Qatari garments with increased functionality in extreme summer climates. The research lab aims to develop a solution based on nanotechnology to enhance textile materials’ performance by coating the existing textile fiber with nanoparticles or nanofibers. By incorporating Dr Saoud’s cutting edge research exploring nanotechnology with Christopher Fink’s expertise in textile manufacturing and fashion the lab aims to develop innovative solutions. This includes garments developed with textiles that are Anti-flammable, Anti-microbial and anti-viruses, provide UV protection and that is self-cleaning, or water repellent.