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Heeju Park

Associate Professor

Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design

Associate professor of Apparel Design at the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design, Cornell University

Director of Cornell Performance Apparel Design Lab, Cornell University

Associate Editor of Clothing & Textile Research Journal Editorial Board Member of Fashion & Textiles

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Research Team

Sanjay Guria

B.A. National Institute of Design, India (Industrial Design: Textiles and Apparel) 2005

M.S. Loughborough University, UK (Human Factors) 2015

Ph.D. Cornell University (Apparel Design) 2020 (expected)

Jenny Leigh Du Puis

B.S. Lasell College (Fashion Design and Production) 2006

M.S. Auburn University (Consumer and Design Sciences) 2018

Ph.D. Cornell University (Apparel Design) 2022 (expected)

Circus & Theatrical Costumer: 2006 - Present

Costume Technician: Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ 2008 – 2014

Regional, Corporate, & Touring Circus & Theatre: 2006 - 2018: Hairspray! The Musical, Spamalot, Rock of Ages, Circus Smirkus.

Film: Under the Electric Sky, Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away, Circus Dreams ​



ITAA Outstanding Graduate Student in the Study of Historic Textiles or Costume Robert C. Hillestad Fellowship – 2020

1st Place (co-designer with Katarina Goodge) “FSAD to the Rescue” Mask Design Competition – 2020

1st Place, Best Formal Mask Category Coney Island “Make a Funny Face” Mask Design Contest – 2020

Top 6, Mask Maker’s Choice Category Coney Island “Make a Funny Face” Mask Design Contest – 2020

ITAA Outstanding Beginning Doctoral Student Marjorie Joseph Fellowship – 2019


Research Interests

Safety & Function in attire for physical performance

Traditional Handcraft & Contemporary Technology

Jeyeon Jo

B.S. Seoul National University (Clothing and Textile) 2014

M.S. Seoul National University (Fashion Design) 2017

Ph.D. Cornell University (Apparel Design) 2023 (expected) ​


Full-time Lecturer- Mongolia International University: 2017-2019

Fashion Researcher- Samsung Fashion Institute: 2017-2019, NEPA (Korean outdoor fashion brand): 2014-2015 ​



Roberta G. 1957 and the John B. 1956 De Vries Graduate Student Award –2020 ​


Research Interests

Wearable Tech: Human Sensing Clothing and Inclusive Design

Computational Approaches for Functional Garment Evaluation and Development

Doyeon Kong

M.S. New York University (Computer Science) 2019

M.A. Cornell University (Apparel Design) 2022

Ph.D. Cornell University (Apparel Design) 2026 (expected)


Research Interests

Computational fashion design

Smart fashion

Lauren Forstenhausler

B.S. Cornell University (Apparel Design) 2021 (expected) ​



ITAA Blanche Payne Scholarship Recipient - 2020 ​


Research Interests

Impact of Current Events on the Fashion and Activewear Industries Designing towards practical applications Wearable tech ​

Hanna Norris

B.S. Cornell University (Fiber Science) 2022 (expected)


Research Interests

Improving the functionality, comfort, and design of performance wear Combining textile innovation with creative design

Anna Paaske

B.A. Cornell University (Apparel Design - Fashion Design and Management) 2024 (expected)


Research Interests

Performance apparel in terms of product development and materials

Knit textiles

Mikayla Lin

B.S. Cornell University (Fiber Science) 2024 (expected)


Research Interests

Merging textile innovation with design to improve the performance of activewear and protective equipment

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