Welcome to

 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

Priscila Franco




Priscila has a bachelor's degree in Fashion Design. It was awarded to her in 2010 in Brazil. She worked three years as free-lancer fashion producer and stylist, where she organized fashion shows, photoshoots and styling for individuals, photoshoots and window shop. She also worked in a mall managing fashion events. In 2013 she was awarded an M.Sc. in Fashion Design with specialization of Fashion Technology from the University of Beira Interior, Portugal. For her master dissertation, she investigated the development of clothes with incorporated textile sensors in order to prevent bad back posture.



She was awarded by the Brazilian government with a PhD scholarship at the School of Textiles and Design. Priscila is aiming to enhance the existent Electrospinning fibres technology and develop it to be used it in clothes.  


Visit Priscila's publications page here.

 Contact Details

Email Address: pbf1@hw.ac.ukSkype: pritt.francoPhone: 01896 89 2268