Dr. Veronika Kapsali
Reader in Biomimetics
PhD Mechanical Engineering– University of Bath BA(Hons) Design Technology for the Fashion Industry - London College of Fashion
Veronika Kapsali is an expert in the field of clothing comfort and biomimetic textiles and the co-founder and R&D director of MMT Textiles Limited, a company that holds the Patent & IP rights to an innovative new technology inspired by hygroscopic mechanisms in plants.
Veronika studied fashion and textile design at the London College of Fashion (1996-2000) then worked as a freelance designer, consultant and lecturer while conducting research into biomimetics and smart materials. In 2009 Veronika was awarded a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Bath University’s Centre for Biomimetic and Natural Technology and has since set up several research projects exploring the application of biological principles and mechanisms in the textile sector.
Talking PointThe big questions or design issues that I am focusing on at the moment
Research InterestsA summary of the main elements or themes within my research
Key PublicationsA list of recent or key publications that best represent my current research interests
2009 International patent application PCT/GB2008/000674 published 3/9/09
2009 Kapsali, V. Biomimetics and its impact on outdoor clothing. In Williams, J.T (ed). Textiles for Cold Weather Protection, (pp 113-139), Cambridge, Woodhead Publishing Limited.
2009 Kapsali, V. Biomimetic textiles: Design and development of moisture sensitive adaptive textile prototype for application in casual clothing systems, PhD Thesis, University of Bath.
2008 Kapsali, V. Biomimetic principles in the design of clothing. In Abbott, A. Ellison, M. (eds), Biologically Inspired Textiles, Cambridge, Woodhead Publishing Limited.
2005 Black, S. Kapsali, V. Bourgourd, J. Geesin, F. Fashion and function: factors affecting the design and use of protective clothing. In R. A. Scott. (ed), Textiles for protection, (pp 60-89). Cambridge, Woodhead Publishing Limited.
At Press Essay in Eco- Chic Handbook edited by Sandy Black
At Press Kapsali, V. Nature as a paradigm for design of smart protective textiles in Smart Textiles for Protection edited by R. Chapman, Woodhead Publishing