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 The Research Institute for Flexible Materials (RiFLEX)

 RiFLEX was established with the remit to undertake funded research, PhD supervision, continuous education, conferences, publishing and community networking

Issam Yousef



Issam graduated from the Department of Textile Industries and Technologies, Damascus University in 2006. In 2008 he got a master degree in administration science from the same university. After one year as a production manager in an underwear factory he worked in the textile department as a teacher assistant before he was awarded a scholarship to do a PhD in Woven Fabric Technology. For his master in the School of Textiles and Design, he investigated the filtration efficiency of technical fabrics under low pressure and flow rate to simulate breathing in hazardous aerosols in outdoor environment. 




For his current PhD, Issam is researching the fabric mechanics in detail and he is working on a new approach of measuring the fabric mechanical properties. A combined deformation approach, where the biaxial tensile and shear are applied simultaneously, is being designed and prototyped. The new design is predicted to be simpler, easier to manufactured and have better representation of the fabric in real life applications, which can be very helpful in designing fabric for differnt industrial applications.    


Visit Issam's publications page here.

 Contact Details

Email Address: miy30@hw.ac.uk
Skype: issam_yousef
Phone: 01896 89 2269