Prof. Jinsong Shen
Jinsong Shen is Professor of Textile Chemistry and Biotechnology at the School of Design, and Director of Textile Engineering And Materials (TEAM) Research Group at De Montfort University in the UK. He holds BSc and MSc degrees in textile chemistry from Donghua University, China and a PhD in protein chemistry from the University of Leeds, UK. While at the University of Leeds, Jinsong conducted the fundamental research to understand the protein structure of wool fibre. Since joining TEAM research group in 1994, Professor Shen has extensively involved in the research of wool protein fibres, development of biotechnology for the textile wet processes and functional finishing to enhance fibre properties and fabric performance. Professor Shen has been involved in a number of European Framework collaborative projects and UK research councils funded projects. Professor Shen has also contributed book chapters to the books: “Advanced in Wool Technology”, “Advances in Textile Biotechnology” and the recent “Sustainable Apparel” published by Woodhead publishing. His current interests lie in the areas of textile biotechnology, sol-gel technology, nanotechnology, antimicrobial finishing and flame retardant technology, and their applications leading to the development of protective garments, multifunctional materials and healthcare textiles.