Research Fellow in Intelligent Simulation of Fabrics

University of Leeds - Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures - School of Design

Are you a researcher with experience in physical modelling and simulation looking to develop your career in an academic environment? Would you like to be part of a team working on a project to develop a computational simulator that can simulate realistic fabric behaviours?

Whether you like to watch movies, play games or online shopping for clothes, you probably have seen simulated garments (on avatars), either as part of visual effects or retail tools. However, the simulation today is far from visually realistic. This is even more of a problem when you buy clothes online because what you see is very different from what you pay for.

You will work as a member of the multidisciplinary team on a project funded by the UK Government to develop a computational simulator that can simulate realistic fabric behaviours. With the help of academics across School of Design, School of Computing and School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and an industrial partner of luxury brand, you will develop a new numerical model incorporating specific fabric properties by combining specialist skills in textiles, fashion design, computation, virtual reality and sensing technologies. You will also be able to use a unique piece of equipment to characterise fabrics and use the resultant data to calibrate your model.

You will have a PhD or be close to completion in computer science, mathematics or a related field.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Ningtao Mao (School of Design)

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3792 email:

Dr He Wang (School of Computing)

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5767, email:

Dr Zhiqiang Zhang (School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering)


Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £32,548 to £38,833 p.a.
It is likely that an appointment will be made no higher than £35,550 pro-rata, since there are funding limitations which dictate the level at which the appointment can start
Contract Type: Fixed Term (to 31 December 2018)

Share this job
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:


Northern England