Assistant Professor
Fiber Science & Apparel Design

133 Human Ecology Building (HEB)


Fatma Baytar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design. Her research focuses on product development by using digital technologies, such as and 3D body scanning and virtual prototyping, as well as  improving apparel sizing and fit. Dr. Baytar has conducted research in the areas pertaining to the use of 3D technologies in determining sizing and fit of protective apparel, virtual avatars and body image issues, augmented reality applications for virtual dressing rooms, impact of using 3D virtual prototyping on design skills, and digital technologies’ potential impact on environmental sustainability. Her research findings have been disseminated in major peer-reviewed journals, and presented at international conferences.


  • Introduction to Fashion Design (FSAD 1450) 
  • Introduction to Computer-Aided Design (FSAD 1140) 
  • Fashion Draping (FSAD 2640)
  • Research Seminar: Apparel Design (FSAD 6730)
  • Creative Patternmaking (FSAD 2650) 
  • New Technologies in Fashion Design (FSAD 3650) 
  • Digital Products and Anthropometrics in Fashion (FSAD 6640)


Ph.D., Cornell University, Apparel Design

M.S., Istanbul Technical University, Textile Engineering

B.S., Uludag University, Textile Engineering

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