Assistant Professor
133 Human Ecology Building (HEB)
Ithaca, New York
Fiber Science & Apparel Design


Fatma Baytar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design. Her research focuses on digital technologies; particularly 3D virtual prototyping and 3D body scanning; and examining how these technologies transform apparel design processes and products. Dr. Baytar has conducted research in the areas pertaining to impact of using 3D virtual prototyping on design skills, use of 3D simulations in protective apparel design, virtual avatars and body image issues, augmented reality applications for virtual dressing rooms, and digital technologies’ potential impact on environmental sustainability. Her research findings have been disseminated in major peer-reviewed journals, and presented at international conferences.


FSAD 1450 Introduction to Apparel Design

FSAD 1140 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design

FSAD 2640 Fashion Draping



Ph.D., Cornell University, Apparel Design

M.S., Istanbul Technical University, Textile Engineering

B.S., Uludag University, Textile Engineering