Högskolan Borås

The vision of the University of Borås is to achieve full university status and become the third university with full academic rights in West Sweden. As a step towards realising this vision, the university focuses on the learning of students, increasing the proportion of research, and continuing to build complete academic environments. The University of Borås has approximately 11 000 students and 730 employees. In collaboration with the public and private sectors, we conduct education and research of high international quality with great societal relevance. We are a modern university with a central campus in the centre of the city. The national and internationally known Swedish School of Textiles and Swedish School of Library and Information Science are a part of the University of Borås, both of which have educational programmes and research.

Dr. Nils-Krister Persson
Dr. Nils-Krister PerssonAssociate Professor
| Workpackage Leader: Textile Actuators and Large Scale Manufacturing (WP4) |

Nils-Krister is an Associated Professor at the Swedish School of Textiles (University of Borås) and head of the Smart Textiles Technology Lab (University of Borås), which embrace technical-medical research on advanced textiles. Smart Textiles is an innovation hub for future textile products and processes and covers the whole value chain from polymer modeling, fibre technology, fabric forming processes, assembly, dyeing, printing and to a spectrum of integration on functionalization (electrical, chemical, medical etc.). Nils-Krister has broad experience in fibre and textile research and innovation. Of special interest – and part of the activities in his research group, Polymeric E-textiles, are conductive textile fibres, textile photonics, textile microfluidics, electromagnetic propagation, haptic technology, and water purification. In the last case a spin-off from his research, Waterweave was founded devoted to growing fungi on textiles for metal biosorption. In WEAFING the focus is on dynamic textiles i.e. textiles that inherently are able to move by different physical mechanisms. He developed textile surfaces based on thermal mechanisms, the Thermally Activated Textile Actuator, TATA system. Together with Linköping university textile actuators based on electroactive polymer systems and knitting and weaving constructions were developed.

Dr. Tariq Bashir
Dr. Tariq Bashir
Tariq Bashir is an Assistant Professor at Swedish School of Textiles (University of Borås). Tariq has expertise in functionalization of textile materials for smart and interactive applications. He has experiences working with different electroactive polymers (EPAs) and their deposition on conventional textile substrates by using various coating methods, which is also the vital part of the WEAFING project. His knowledge of coating methods, textile material selection and characterization of functional yarns/fabrics will contribute in WEAFING project and will also be beneficial for other work packages in the project
Dr. Li Guo
Dr. Li Guo
Li Guo is a senior research at the Swedish School of Textiles (University of Borås). Li has experiences in smart textiles research and development, with a special interest in textile sensors and electrodes for healthcare application. Her knowledge of conductive materials and the characterization of conductive materials are high transferable to the project. The knowledge of the production of textile-bases electrodes using advance manufacturing technique will contribute to the WEAFING project.
Carin Backe
Carin Backe PhD Candidate
Carin Backe is a textile engineer with a M.Sc. in textile technology from the University of Borås. Continuing her work at the university led to joining the Polymeric E-textiles group and the WEAFING project as the started her PhD education. The focus of her work is the construction of textile actuators by utilising textile manufacturing methods.
Claude Huniade
Claude HuniadePhD Candidate
Claude Huniade is a PhD student in Textile Material Technology at the Swedish School of Textiles (University of Borås). He graduated in 2018 from École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT) as a textile engineer in technical textiles and fibrous materials with a specialisation in smart textiles. For the WEAFING project, he focuses on the continuous coating of ionogels and electroactive polymers on textile fibres. His aim is to develop a pilot-line for the production of the electroactive yarns in respect to the textile manufacturing needs.