Kavita Mathur

Associate Professor, TATM

Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management

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Key broad areas of research:

  • Healthcare textiles
  • Research promoting Health and Wellness
  • Wearable technologies
  • Sustainable fashion
  • Refashioning textile waste
  • Upcycling design for reuse applications
  • Material innovation
  • Color and woven textile design
  • Smart textiles design, which includes functional and interactive textile solutions for home and apparel
  • Performance textile design inspired by nature (biomimicry)
  • Bridge other areas of design such as digital communications, sustainable design practices, smart materials and technologies

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Fiber and Polymer Science, North Carolina State University, 2007
  • MS Textiles and Clothing, SNDT University, Mumbai, India, 2002
  • BS Textiles and Clothing, Rajasthan Agricultural University, India , 2000


Tensile properties of 3D printed continuous fiberglass reinforced cellular composites
Mathur, K., Kabir, S. M. F., & Seyam, A.-F. M. (2022), The Journal of The Textile Institute, 12, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2020.1863567
Comparing Performance of 3D-Printed and Injection-Molded Fiber-Reinforced Composite Parts in Ring-Spinning Traveler Application
Kabir, S. M. F., Mathur, K., & Seyam, A.-F. M. (2021), TECHNOLOGIES, 9(4), 75. https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies9040075
Maximizing the Performance of 3D Printed Fiber-Reinforced Composites
Kabir, S. M. F., Mathur, K., & Seyam, A.-F. M. (2021), JOURNAL OF COMPOSITES SCIENCE, 5. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs5050136
Nondestructive quantitative evaluation of yarns and fabrics and determination of contact area of fabrics using x-ray micro-computed tomography system for skin-textiles friction analysis
Baby, R., Mathur, K., & DenHartog, E. (2021), ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 13(3), 4652–4664. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c18300
Surface functionalization of greige cotton knitted fabric through plasma and cationization for dyeing with reactive and acid dyes
Correia, J., Mathur, K., Bourham, M., Oliveira, F. R., Siqueira Curto Valle, R. D. C., Valle, J. A. B., & Seyam, A.-F. M. (2021, August 25), CELLULOSE, Vol. 8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-021-04143-8
A critical review of additive manufacturing: An innovation of mass customization
Yu, Y., Kim, G., & Mathur, K. (2020), Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, 11(3). Retrieved from https://ojs.cnr.ncsu.edu/index.php/JTATM/article/view/16727
A critical review on 3D printed continuous fiber-reinforced composites: History, mechanism, materials and properties
Kabir, S. M. F., Mathur, K., & Seyam, A.-F. M. (2020), Composite Structures, 232, 111476. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111476
Clothing Experiences of Consumers with Body Asymmetry and their Interaction with Three-Dimensional (3D) Visualization Technology
Annett-Hitchcock, K., Porterfield, A., Absher, K., Buie, T., & Mathur, K. (2020), The International Journal of Design in Society, 14(4), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.18848/2325-1328/CGP/v14i04/1-18
Impact resistance and failure mechanism of 3D printed continuous fiber-reinforced cellular composites
Kabir, S. M. F., Mathur, K., & Seyam, A.-F. M. (2020), The Journal of The Textile Institute, 6, 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2020.1778223
Introduction to fibers and yarns
Mathur, K. (2020), In Textiles Swatch Book. Raleigh, NC: Wilson College of Textiles, North Carolina State University.

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