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Professor Parikshit Goswami (BSc (Tech), MSc, PhD, MRSC, ASDC, C Col, ATI, CText) obtained a bachelor’s degree in textile technology and then worked within different industries, including a world leading third-party textile testing and quality certification company. Subsequently, he did his MSc in Advanced Textile and Performance Clothing and earned his PhD from the University of Leeds. Professor Goswami is presently the Head of Department of Fashion and Textiles at University of Huddersfield. Prior to joining University of Huddersfield, Professor Goswami was the Director of Research and Innovation at the School of Design, University of Leeds and he lead the Fibre and Fabric Functionalisation Research Group.

Professor Goswami’s domains of research are product development using flexible materials and application of chemistry for functionalising textiles. Professor Goswami manages a large profile of research concerned with fibre/polymer science, nonwovens, medical textiles (implantable materials and non-implantable materials), sustainable materials (fundamentally understand the properties of new material), application and development of nano/submicron fibres for novel applications, and plasma treatment for functionalising textiles and textile chemistry.He is a member of Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC), Education, Qualifications and Accreditation Board (EQAB), and was a member of EDANA’s Board Working Group on Sustainability.

Research and Scholarship

Professor Goswami have received a substantial research funding totalling in excess of £1.4 M, funded from both internal and external funding bodies.

Research expertise/interest

  • Fibre and Polymer Science
  • Fibre and Fabric Functionalisation
  • Materials science and textile technology
  • Composite and fibre-reinforced composite

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Edwards, N., Best, E., Goswami, P., Wilcox, M. and Russell, S. (2018) ‘Factors affecting Removal of Bacterial Pathogens from Healthcare Surfaces during Dynamic WipingTextile Research Journal . ISSN 0040-5175


Ghorani, B., Goswami, P., Blackburn, R. and Russell, S. (2017) ‘Enrichment of cellulose acetate nanofibre assemblies for therapeutic delivery of L-tryptophanInternational Journal of Biological Macromolecules . ISSN 0141-8130

Edwards, N. and Goswami, P. (2017) ‘Plasma-Based Treatments of Textiles for Water Repellency’. In: Waterproof and Water Repellent Textiles and Clothing. : Elsevier. . ISBN 9780081012123

Bulman, S., Tronci, G., Goswami, P., Carr, C. and Russell, S. (2017) ‘Antibacterial Properties of Nonwoven Wound Dressings Coated with Manuka Honey or MethylglyoxalMaterials , 10 (8). ISSN 1996-1944

Hill, P., Taylor, M., Goswami, P. and Blackburn, R. (2017) ‘Substitution of PFAS Chemistry in Outdoor Apparel and Impact on Repellency PerformanceChemosphere , 181, pp. 500-507. ISSN 0045-6535

Tausif, M., Pliakas, A., O'Haire, T., Goswami, P. and Russell, S. (2017) ‘Mechanical Properties of Nonwoven Reinforced Thermoplastic Polyurethane CompositesMaterials , 10 (6). ISSN 1996-1944

Edwards, N., Best, E., Connell, S., Goswami, P., Carr, C., Wilcox, M. and Russell, S. (2017) ‘Role of Surface Energy and Nano-Roughness in the Removal Efficiency of Bacterial Contamination by Nonwoven Wipes from Frequently Touched SurfacesScience and Technology of Advanced Materials , 18 (1), pp. 197-209. ISSN 1468-6996

Ghorani, B., Russell, S., Hebden, A. and Goswami, P. (2017) ‘Single Step Assembly of Biomolecule-loaded Sub-micron Polysulfone FibersTextile Research Journal , 87 (3), pp. 340-350. ISSN 0040-5175


Lanzilao, G., Goswami, P. and Blackburn, R. (2016) ‘Study of the Morphological Characteristics and Physical Properties of Himalayan Giant Nettle (Girardinia Diversifolia L.) Fibre in Comparison with European Nettle (Urtica Dioica L.) FibreMaterials Letters , 181, pp. 200-203. ISSN 0167-577X

Gharaei, R., Tronci, G., Davies, R., Gough, C., Alazragi, R., Goswami, P. and Russell, S. (2016) ‘A Structurally Self-Assembled Peptide Nano-Architecture by One-Step ElectrospinningJournal of Materials Chemistry B , 4 (32), pp. 5475-5485. ISSN 2050-750X

Goswami, P. and O'Haire, T. (2016) ‘Developments in the Use of Green (Biodegradable), Recycled and Biopolymer Materials in Technical Nonwovens’. In: Advances in Technical Nonwovens. : Elsevier. pp. 97-114. ISBN 9780081005750

Gharaei, R., Tronci, G., Davies, R., Goswami, P. and Russell, S. (2016) ‘An Investigation into the Nano/Micro-Architecture of Electrospun Poly (?-Caprolactone) and Self-Assembling Peptide FibersMRS Advances , 1 (11), pp. 711-716. ISSN 2059-8521

O'Haire, T., Russell, S. and Goswami, P. (2016) ‘High-modulus, Melt Spun Polycaprolactone Fibres for Biomedical Grafts’. In: The Fiber Society Spring Meeting and Technical Conference 2016, 25-27 May 2016, Mulhouse, France , p. 129


Maktabi, M., Carnie, B., Mao, N. and Goswami, P. (2015) ‘Enhancement of the Aesthetics Appearance and Softness of Knitted Spacer Fabric’. In: 5th Smartex - 2015 Egypt (World Textiles Conference), 23-25 November 2015, Karf El-Shaikh, Egypt

Bulman, S., Goswami, P., Tronci, G., Russell, S. and Carr, C. (2015) ‘Investigation into the Potential Use of Poly(vinyl Alcohol)/Methylglyoxal Fibres as Antibacterial Wound Dressing ComponentsJournal of Biomaterial Applications , 29 (8), pp. 1193-1200. ISSN 0885-3282

Phromphen, P., Mao, N., Russell, S. and Goswami, P. (2015) ‘Liquid Permeation and Water Vapour Transmission Properties of a Temperature-Sensitive PVDF-g-NIPAAM Barrier Membrane’. In: 15th Autex World Textile Conference 2015, 10-12 June 2015, Bucharest, Romania

Ghorani, B., Goswami, P. and Russell, S. (2015) ‘Parametric Study of Electrospun Cellulose Acetate in Relation to Fibre DiameterResearch Journal of Textile and Apparel , 19 (4), pp. 24-40. ISSN 1560-6074


Goswami, P. and Basak, M. (2014) ‘Sulfur Dyes’. In: Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. : Wiley. . ISBN 9780471238966

Goswami, P (2014) ‘Finish, Textile’. In: Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology. : Springer. . ISBN 9783642278518

Sageman-Furnas, A., Goswami, P., Menon, G. and Russell, S. (2014) ‘The Sphereprint: An Approach to Quantifying the Conformability of Flexible MaterialsTextile Research Journal , 84 (8), pp. 793-807. ISSN 0040-5175


Ghorani, B., Russell, S. and Goswami, P. (2013) ‘Controleld Morphology and Mechanical Characterisation of Electrospun Cellulose Acetate Fibre WebsInternational Journal of Polymer Science , 2013. ISSN 1687-9422

Lang, B., Goswami, P., Deacon, S., McPherson, M. and Russell, S. (2013) ‘Nanofibrous Affinity Nonwoven Membranes for Blood Purification Containing non-Antibody Binding Proteins’. In: Nonwovens Innovation Academy 2013: Research and Innovation Posters, ,


Salihu, G., Goswami, P. and Russell, S. (2012) ‘Hybrid Electrospun Nonwovens from Chitosan/Cellulose AcetateCellulose , 19 (3), pp. 739-749. ISSN 0969-0239

Lindh, J., Goswami, P., Blackburn, R., Arnold, S., Vale, G., Lehane, M. and Torr, S. (2012) ‘Optimizing the Colour and Fabric of Targets for the Control of the Tsetse Fly 'Glossina Fuscipes Fuscipes'PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases , 6 (5). ISSN 1935-2735


Goswami, P., Blackburn, R., Taylor, J. and White, P. (2011) ‘Sorption of Dyes on Cellulose II: Effect of Alkali Treatment of Fibre and Dye StructureCellulose , 18 (4), pp. 1063-1072. ISSN 0969-0239


Goswami, P., Blackburn, R., Taylor, J. and White, P. (2009) ‘Dyeing Behaviour of Lyocell Fabric: Effect of NaOH pre-treatmentCellulose , 16 (3), pp. 481-489. ISSN 0969-0239

Goswami, P., Blackburn, R., El-Dessouky, H., Taylor, J. and White, P. (2009) ‘Effect of Sodium Hydroxide pre-Treatment on the Optical and Structural Properties of LyocellEuropean Polymer Journal , 45 (2), pp. 455-465. ISSN 0014-3057


Goswami, P., Blackburn, R., Taylor, J., Westland, S. and White, P. (2007) ‘Dyeing Behaviour of Lyocell Fabric: Effect of FibrillationColoration Technology , 123 (6), pp. 387-393. ISSN 1472-3581


Member of Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC), Education, Qualifications and Accreditation Board (EQAB)
Acted as external PhD examiner for various Universities.
Was a member of EDANA’s Board Working Group on Sustainability.
Academic referee in peer-reviewed journals such as ‘Textile Research Journal’, ‘Coloration Technology’, ‘Clothing and textiles Research Journal’, ‘Carbohydrate Polymers’, ‘Journal of Applied Polymer Science’, ‘Journal of textile Institute’, ‘Cellulose’ etc.

Membership of professional bodies:
Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Associate of the Society of Dyers and Colourists
Associate of the Textile Institute

Research Degree Supervision

Administrative Responsibilities

Head of Department
Department of Fashion and Textiles