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Rong Yin


Dr. Rong Yin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS). 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 advanced yarn and textile manufacturing, innovative and sustainable textile technology, performance modeling of textile products and systems, smart textiles and structures, wearable electronics, soft actuators and robots, etc. Rong has published 30+ journal papers, conference proceedings, and patents. He served as a reviewer for several international journals including ‘Cellulose’, ‘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. Please visit our research group website:


  • Hemp fiber characterization and processing
  • Innovative and sustainable spinning technology
  • Performance modeling of textile products and systems
  • Smart textiles and structures
  • Wearable electronics
  • Soft actuators and robots


  • Southern Textile Association  Member
  • National Hemp Growers Association  Member
  • ASTM D37.07 Hemp Fiber Initiative Subcommittee Member


  • TT327 – Yarn Production and Properties, Fall
  • TE301- Engineering Textile Structures I: Linear Assemblies, Fall
  • TT520 – Yarn Processing Dynamics, Fall
  • FPS792/TTM791 – Special Topics in Fiber Science, Spring
  • FPS801/TTM801 – Seminar

Additional Information

Positions of research assistant 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 GPA.

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Area(s) of Expertise

Fiber Science
Technical/Electronic Textiles/Wearables
Testing and Materials Evaluation
Textile Engineering
Textile Technology


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Date: 07/01/22 - 12/31/23
Amount: $251,899.00
Funding Agencies: Kanda Industries, LLC

The objective of this proposal is to develop hemp fiber reinforced composites for motorcycle parts to substitute current glass fiber composites of similar construction and specifications.

Date: 09/08/21 - 3/18/23
Amount: $133,897.00
Funding Agencies: US Navy

The objective of this project is to develop a high-performance hemp fabric with significant performance benefits so that military personnel’s mobility, maneuverability, survivability and performance in operations can be substantially improved. The major objective is to demonstrate the performance levels of hemp fabrics compared with the existing uniform fabrics. Hemp containing yarns and fabrics will be fabricated and tested.

Date: 10/19/21 - 12/15/22
Amount: $222,533.00
Funding Agencies: US Army

The overarching goal of this project is to enable engineered manufacturing of sewn and embroidered e-textiles. It can be achieved by conducting sewability assessment of commercially available conductive yarns and providing optimal sewing parameters to ensure electrical performance and mechanical durability.

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