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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) 2021 (expected - currently leave of absence)

Faculty - Apparel Design, National Institute of Design (NID) April 2010 - June 2014


Independent Design Professional (Functional apparel / Craft sector) June 2007 - March 2010


Assistant Designer for Louis Philippe December 2004 - May 2007


Research Interests

Design, performance and evaluation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Biomechanics and evaluation of thermal comfort

Ageing, well-being and universal design

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 - currently leave of absence)

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

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)


1st Place, ITAA Student Best Paper Award 2023

Grand Prize, POSTECH Startup Competition Award 2017

Research Interests

Computational approaches to apparel design

Smart fashion

Albert Lin

University of Texas at Austin (Textiles and Apparel) 2020

B.S. University of Texas at Austin (Electrical Engineering) 2020

M.A. Cornell University (Apparel Design) 2023

Ph.D. Cornell University (Apparel Design) 2027 (expected)


Research Interests

Wearable technology

Activewear and athleisure design

Anna Julia Gyenge

B.A. Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (Knitwear and Accessories Design), 2019

UAL-London College of Fashion (Fashion Design and Innovation) 2020

M.A. Cornell University (Apparel Design, Social and Environmental Sustainability and Innovation) 2024 (expected)

Work experience

Knitwear & Accessories Designer at Aeron, Budapest (2018 - 2022)

Assistant Designer at Studio Candice Lau, London (2019)

Fulbright Scholarship (2022)

Campus Mundi Scholarship (2019

Not Just A Label (2017)


Research Interests

Sustainable fashion, focusing on ethical knitwear

Kim Phung Nguyen

B.E. Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education (Garment Technology) 2017

M.S. Illinois State University (Fashion Design and Merchandising) 2022

Ph.D. Cornell University (Apparel Design) 2027 (expected)

Work Experience

Assistant Technical Designer at Victoria’s Secret & Co representative office, Vietnam (2017-2019) R&D

Fabric Specialist at Natural Fiber Welding Inc., USA (2021-2023)

Research Interests

Collaborative robots (Cobots) in the fashion industry

Innovative technology in sustainability

Huieun Do

B.A. Ewha Womans University (Fashion Industry) 2020

M.A. Cornell University (Apparel Design) 2025 (expected)

Work Experience

Womenswear Design Intern at Johanex, Korea (2018)

Graphic Design Intern at Bluan Consulting, Korea (2019)

Digital Content Designer at ISOI, Korea (2020-2022)


Shortlist, Inclusive Fashion Design Competition (KKUMTIUM) 2022

Shortlist, The 19th Necktie Design Competition (Korea Fashion & Costume Design Association) 2022

Research Interests

Functional clothing (sportswear) design

Inclusive apparel design considering human diversity

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

Ruth Beinhacker

B.S. Cornell University (Fashion Design & Management) 2023 (expected)


Research Interests

Wearable technology

Using biometric data to improve athletic apparel

Incorporating AR/VR into the fashion industry

Anna Paaske

B.S. Cornell University (Fashion Design & 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

Ashlyn Lee

B.S. Cornell University (Fashion Design) 2024 (expected)


Research Interests

Draping and patternmaking for unconventional silhouettes

Beckett Fine

B.S. Cornell University (Fashion Design & Management) 2024 (expected)


Research Interests

Performance apparel, specifically combining aesthetics with high performance garments.

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