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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)

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 (PPC)

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)

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 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 (expected)


Research Interests

Wearable technology

Activewear and athleisure design

Andrew Melissas

M.A. Cornell University (Apparel Design) 2023 (expected)


"I graduated with Highest Honors from Georgia Tech as a civil engineer in 2018. For the next two years, I worked in AECOM’s Atlanta office as a Roadway Engineer and passed my F.E. exam. This past year I completed Georgia Tech's Masters of Industrial Design certificate program, during which I discovered my passion for teaching and interest in footwear and sportswear. Building upon my experience as a student-athlete, I design so athletes can dominate. My design philosophy states, "An engineer with a design degree. A designer with an engineering degree. A Creative designing beyond ‘tried & true’ with humor and playfulness." For a look at my latest projects, please visit my portfolio:"

Apurva Pandey

B.Des National Institute of Fashion Technology (Textile Design) 2020

M.A. Cornell University (Apparel Design) 2023 (expected)

Work experience

Assistant Designer for Pantaloons : August 2020 - April 2021

Textile Design Intern for Creative Garments Pvt. Ltd : April 2019 - July 2019

Research Interests

Integrating functional digital mediums into textile surfaces/apparels. : Smart Wearable Technology

Incorporating AR/AI into omnichannel mediums of design

Woven structures, Traditional Crafts & Textiles, Functional Design

Tulasi Elangovan

Bachelor of Design(B.Des) from National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT), Bangalore, India. (2017)

M.A. Cornell University (Apparel Design) 2023 (expected)

Work experience

Designer at Arvind Limited, India ( 2017-2018)

Design development Manager at Bodice, India(2018-2020)

Research Interests

Functional and ergonomic apparel

Assistive clothing with applications in the medical field

Performance apparel and the applications of human factors in enhancing comfort in protective apparel

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)

Nina De Yorke Fashion Illustration (2019)

Campus Mundi Scholarship (2019)

Hem Textil (2018) Conde Nast Luxury Conference Portugal (2018)

Not Just A Label (2017)


Research Interests

Sustainable fashion, focusing on ethical knitwear

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

Jennifer Kahn

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

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