Name: Jinlian Hu

Country: Hong Kong


Professor, ITC,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Phone no: 2766 6437

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Professor, ITC,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Research Interests:

  • Smart polymers/shape memory polymers for Textile and Apparel 
  • Textile structure, mechanics and fibrous composites
  • Digital evaluation and simulation of textiles appearance and garment/fabric drape


  • Prof. HU has undertaken a large number of research projects in multi-disciplinary fields such as textile mechanics, smart/shape memory polymers, biomaterials, and natural polymers from the past twenty years. 
  • In particular, she applied shape memory polymers (SMPs) into textiles and biomedical areas since 1998 and founded the world’s first shape memory textiles center in 2003. 
  • Her contribution towards SMPs and textiles has been recognized worldwide. 
  • She has academic collaborators from Mainland China, USA, Canada, Australia, France, UK, Japan and Hong Kong. 
  • Currently Prof. Hu has total citations of 3229 with H-index of 32 in SCI.