Rong Yin

Rong Yin

Asst Professor

Textile Engineering
Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science
Textile Technology

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About Rong Yin

Dr. Rong Yin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science. He earned his doctorate in Textile Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2018. Prior to joining TESC, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Textiles & Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

His main research interests include smart textiles and structures, wearable electronics, soft actuators and robots, advanced yarn and textile manufacturing, innovative and sustainable textile technology, performance modeling of textile products and systems, etc.

Rong has published 30+ journal papers, conference proceedings, and patents. He served as a reviewer for several international journals including ‘Textile Research Journal’, ‘Fibers and Polymers’, ‘Journal of Materials Science’, etc. He is the recipient of Bronze Award in the 47th Geneva International Invention Exhibition, China Cooperative Innovation Award of Industrial, Research, and Development, Shanghai Outstanding Graduates, Zhou Hua-sheng Scholarship as well as a series of municipal and inter-university awards.

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  • Smart textiles and structures
  • Wearable electronics
  • Soft actuators and robots
  • Advanced yarn and textile manufacturing
  • Innovative and sustainable textile technology
  • Performance modeling of textile products and systems

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D Textile Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2018
  • M.S. Mechanical Design & Theory, Donghua University, 2011


Mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of nonlinearly elastic yarn in ring spinning
Yin, R. (2021), Textile Research Journal, 7, 004051752094080.
A theoretical model to investigate the performance of cellulose yarns constrained to lie on a moving solid cylinder
Yin, R., Tao, X., & Jasper, W. (2020), Cellulose.
Cleaner Production of Mulberry Spun Silk Yarns via a Shortened and Gassing-free Production Route
, (2020). Journal of Cleaner Production.
Programmable and Thermally Hardening Composite Yarn Actuators with a Wide Range of Operating Temperature
, (2020). Advanced Materials Technologies.
Solar Energy Storage Silks via Coaxial Wet Spinning
, (2020). ACS Materials Letters.
Wireless Multistimulus‐Responsive Fabric‐Based Actuators for Soft Robotic, Human–Machine Interactive, and Wearable Applications
, (2020). Advanced Materials Technologies.
Apparatus and method for imparting false twist to a yarn
, . (2019).
Extended Application of Modified Low Torque Cotton Spinning System
, (2019). The Fiber Society’s Spring 2020 Conference.
Highly Sensitive and Durable Structured Fibre Sensors for Low-Pressure Measurement in Smart Skin
Yang, B., Liu, S., Wang, X., Yin, R., Xiong, Y., & Tao, X. (2019), Sensors, 19(8).
Novel Silk Single Yarns Spun on Cotton Spinning Frame
, (2019). The 10th Cross-straits Conference on Textiles.

View All Publications


  • TT327 - Yarn Production and Properties , Fall
  • TT520 - Yarn Processing Dynamics , Fall
  • FPS720 - Advances in Yarn Technology , Spring
  • FPS801 - Seminar ,

Additional Information

Positions of full Ph.D scholarship are available. Preference will be given to those who have research experience in textile technology, material science, chemistry, physics, and electronics or other related fields; and good publication record.