Vincent V.C. Woo Professor in Fiber Science and Apparel Design, Director of Cornell Institute of Fashion and Fiber Innovation (CIFFI)
273 Human Ecology Building (HEB)
Ithaca, New York
Fiber Science & Apparel Design

  • Clothing thermal comfort and performance apparel
  • Thermoregulatory clothing and wearable electronics
  • Heat and mass transport through nanofibrous porous media
  • Body image and facial attractiveness and their effects on fashion design



JT Fan and L Hunter, Engineering of Apparel Fabrics and Garments, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, England, 2009.

JT Fan (ed.), Thermal Manikins and Modelling, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2006.

W Yu, JT Fan, S Harlock and SP Ng, Innovation and Technology of Women’s Intimate Apparel, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, England, 2006.

JT Fan, W Yu and L Hunter, Clothing Appearance and Fit: Science and Technology, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, England, 2004.


Selected Refereed Journal Papers

LH Lao, LL Fu, GG Qi, EP Giannelis and JT Fan, Superhydrophilic Wrinkle-free Cotton Fabrics via Plasma and Nanofluid Treatment, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b09545, September 5, 2017.

Hui Shen, Desmond KP Chau, Jianpo Su, Ling-Li Zeng, Weixiong Jiang, Jufang He, Jintu Fan, Dewen Hu, Brain responses to facial attractiveness induced by facial proportions: evidence from an fMRI study, Scientific Reports, 6:35905, DOI: 10.1038/srep35905.

Chao Sun and Jintu Fan, Comparison of clothing thermal comfort properties measured on female and male sweating manikins, Textile Research Journal, Published online before print September 30, 2016, doi: 10.1177/0040517516669071.

NE Allen, SK Obendorf, J Fan, Polyoxometalate (POM) grafted grooved nanofibrous membranes for improved self-decontamination, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 85985

ZY Cui, JT Fan and YS Wu, A comparative study on the effects of air gap wind and walking motion on the thermal properties of Arabian Thawbs and Chinese Cheongsams, Ergonomics, DOI:10.1080/00140139.2015.1111428, Published online: 14 Dec 2015.

DH Shou, JT Fan, H Zhang, XM Qian, L Ye, Filtration Efficiency of Non-Uniform Fibrous Filters, Aerosol Science and Technology, Volume 49, Issue 10, pages 912-919. DOI:10.1080/02786826.2015.1083092, 2015.

KPM Tang, KH Chau, CW Kan, JT Fan, Characterizing the transplanar and in-plane water transport properties of fabrics under different sweat rate: Forced Flow Water Transport Tester, Scientific Reports, 2015; 5: 17012, Published online 2015 Nov 23. doi: 10.1038/srep17012.

JL Kou, HJ Lu, FM Wu, JT Fan and J Yao, Electricity Resonance-Induced Fast Transport of Water through Nanochannels, Nano Lett., 2014, 14 (9), pp 4931–4936, DOI: 10.1021/nl500664y, Publication Date (Web): July 14, 2014.

DH Shou, JT Fan and F Ding, Effective Diffusivity of Gas Diffusion Layer in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 225, 1 March 2013, Pages 179–186.

JT Fan, D. Chau, XF Wan, L Zhai, & E Lau, Prediction of Facial Attractiveness from Facial Proportions,   Pattern Recognition, 45(6), 2012, 2326-2334.

DH Shou, JT Fan and F Ding, Hydraulic Permeability of Fibrous Porous Media, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54 (2011) 4009–4018.

CP Ho, JT Fan, E Newton, R Au, The effect of added fullness and ventilation holes in T-shirt design on thermal comfort, Ergonomics, 54( 4), 403–410, 2011.

K Bal, JT Fan, MK Sarkar and L Ye, Differential spontaneous capillary flow through heterogeneous porous media, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 54 (2011) 3096–3099.

YS Wu, JT Fan and WM. Yu, Effect of posture positions on the evaporative resistance and thermal insulation of clothing, Ergonomics, 54(3), 301-313, 2011.

HJ Wu, JT Fan, CC Chu and J Wu, Electrospinning of small diameter 3-D nanofibrous tubular scaffolds with controllable nanofiber orientations for vascular grafts, Journal of Materials Science-Materials in Medicine, 21(12), 3207-3215, DEC, 2010.

PT Zhao and JT Fan, Electrospun Nylon 6 Fibrous Membrane Coated with Rice-like TiO2 Nanoparticles by an Ultrasonic-assistance Method, Journal of Membrane Science, 355, 91–97, 2010.

Q Chen, JT Fan, M Sarkar, and GM Jiang, Biomimetics of Plant Structure in Knitted Fabrics to Improve the Liquid Water Transport Properties, Textile Research Journal, 80(6), 568-576, 2010.

F He, S Lau, HL Chan, and JT Fan, High Dielectric Permittivity and Low Percolation Threshold in Nanocomposites Based on Poly(vinylidene fluoride) and Exfoliated Graphite Nanoplate, Advanced Materials, 21, 710-715, 2009.

XF Wan and JT Fan, A Transient Thermal Model of the Human Body-Clothing-Environment System, Journal of Thermal Biology, 33, 87-97, 2008.

N DU, JT Fan, H Wu, S Chen and Y Liu, An Improved Model of Heat Transfer through Penguin Feathers and Down, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 248, 727-735, 2007.

JT Fan, X Cheng, X Wen and W Sun, An Improved Model of Heat and Moisture Transfer with Phase change and Mobile Condensates in Fibrous Insulation and Comparison with Experimental Results, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 47(10/11), 2343-2352, 2004.

JT Fan, W Dai, F Liu and J Wu, Visual Perception of Female Physical Attractiveness, Proceedings of Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 271(1537), 347-352, 2004.

YS Chen, JT Fan, X Qian and W Zhang, Effect of Garment Fit on Clothing Thermal Insulation, Textile Research Journal, 74(8), 742-748, 2004.

JT Fan and YS Chen, Measurement of Clothing Thermal Insulation and Moisture Vapour Permeability Using a Novel Perspiring Fabric Thermal Manikin, Measurement Science and Technology, 13, 1115-1123, 2002.

President, US Fibre Society.

Governing Council Member, US Fibre Society.

Fellow, Textile Institute.

Fellow, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce.

Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Textiles and Apparel

Member, US Fibre Society.

Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Member, International Textile and Apparel Association.



  • Cornell Institute of Fashion & Fiber Innovation (CIFFI).
  • Consultancy in clothing thermal comfort.
  • Consultancy in functional apparel.
  • Testing of functional clothing.

Teaching expertise includes:

  • Clothing Physiology
  • Apparel Product Development
  • Clothing Technology
  • Textile Materials

Courses Taught:

FSAD 6390-Properties of Fibrous Systems

FSAD 6390: Properties of Fibrous Systems



The University of Leeds



China Textile University


Department Chair of Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design

College of Human Ecology, Cornell University

Director of Cornell Institute of Fashion & Fiber Innovation (CIFFI)

College of Human Ecology,Cornell University