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Advisory Council Member Faculty

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  • Huantian Cao, Director of Graduate Studies

    Director of Graduate Studies
    Co-Director of Sustainable Apparel Initiative
    University of Delaware
    303 Alison Hall South
    Newark, DE 19716



    PhD, University of Georgia

    MS, University of Georgia

    MS, China Textile University (now Donghua University)

    BS, China Textile University (now Donghua University)

    Courses Regularly Taught

    Fundamentals of textiles I

    Fundamentals of textiles II

    Producing environmentally responsible apparel

    Representative Publications

    Park, H., Peksoz, S., Branson, D., An, S. K., & Cao, H. (2012). An investigation of microclimate change under body armor using thermal manikin and wireless sensors. AATCC Review, 12(3/4), 69-72.

    Nam, J., Branson, D. H., Ashdown, S., Cao, H., & Carnrite, E., (2011). Analysis of cross sectional ease values and fit of liquid cooled vests from 3D body scan data taken in working positions. International Journal of Human Ecology, 12(1), 87-99.

    Jin, B., Swinney, J., Cao, H., Muske, G., Nam, J., & Kang, J. H. (2011). Doing business with China: Curriculum internationalization through an infusion method. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 48(2), 171-181.

    Gam, H. J., Cao, H., Bennett, J., Helmkamp, C., Farr, C. (2011). Application of design for disassembly in men's jacket: A study on sustainable apparel design. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, 23(2/3), 83-94.

    Mao, Q., Zhang, L., Huang, D., Wang, D., Huang, Y., Xu, H., Cao, H., & Mao, Z., (2011). Preparation and characterization of flame retardant lamellar Mg(OH)2 thin films on citric acid modified cotton fabrics. Surface and Interface Analysis, 43(5), 903-912.

    Gam, H. J., Cao, H., Farr, C., & Kang, M., (2010). Quest for the eco-apparel market: A study of mothers' willingness to purchase organic cotton clothing for their children. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 34(6), 648-656.

    Gam, H. J., Cao, H., Farr, C., & Heine, L. (2009). C2CAD: A sustainable apparel design and production model. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, 21(4), 166-179.

    Honors and Awards

    ITAA 2005 Lectra Innovation Award for Faculty Research.

    US EPA 2011 P3 (People, Prosperity and the Planet) Award

    Research Interests

    Sustainable textile and apparel design and production

    Textile comfort performance

    Protective clothing





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  • Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies
  • 211 Alison Hall West
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-8714
  • United States Fashion Industry Association