Principal Investigator

Prof. HU Jinlian

Prof. HU Jinlian

Director, Laboratory of Wearable Materials for Healthcare

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering,
City University of Hong Kong

Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong

Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)

Fellow of HK Institution of Textiles and Apparel (FHKITA)

Fellow of the Textile Institute, UK (FTI)

Ph.D., University of Manchester, Textile Structure and Mechanics (then UMIST)
M.Eng., China Textile University (CTU), Major: Textile Materials
B.Eng., Wuhan Textile University, China, Major: Textile Engineering


Educated in textile materials and received PhD from Manchester University, Professor Jinlian Hu is a faculty in Department of Biomedical Engineering of CityU and leads a Laboratory of Wearable Materials for Healthcare.

She is a renowned scientist with industrial impact due to her unparalelled original academic research in smart materials for medical and textile applications. She won Fortune 500 such as Procter & Gamble and INVISTA (originally DuPont fibers, No. 1 in Textile Fibers) continuous trust with consecutive projects for developing sustainable products. Her technologies transferred to companies have improved industry competitiveness, thus she obtained the highest International Consultancy Awards two times and one Technology Transfer Award in HKPolyU where she worked for more than two decades.

Professor Hu is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel and the British Textile Institute. She is the founding chairman of the Hong Kong Health Science and Technology Park, the executive vice chairman of the Hong Kong Invention and Innovation Federation.

Research Interests/Areas

1. Biomaterials and smart medical devices

2. Flexible wearable devices: Sensors, energy generation and storage

3. Smart polymers, fibers, textiles and apparel

4. Structure, mechanics and simulation of flexible/textiles and composite materials


Affiliated Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Committee Member, BEngBME Program Committee, 2020-2021.
Committee Member, Departmental Promotion and External Academic Liaison Committee, 2020-2021.
Committee Member, Industrial Liaison Committee, College of Engineering (CENG), CityU, 1 Sep 2020- 31 Aug 2022.
Member, Research Centre for Sustainable Hong Kong (CSHK), City University of Hong Kong, (22 July 2020 - )

Advisory Board Member, VQ Biodegradables Limited, Hong Kong (20 April 2021- )
Chairman, Hong Kong Federation of Invention and Innovation (HKFii) (1 Jan 2018-2021: Vice Executive Chairman), (2021- ).
Expert Group, to provide advisor and methodology support of their project under the Fund for Infrastructure and Education Programs, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University, Russia (12 Oct 2020- )
Advisory Board Member, Aggregate, a co-launched journal by Wiley, South China University of Technology and AIE Institute, (11 Oct 2020- )
名譽學術顧問, 香港居家養老產業研究院, 中華工商總會, Hong Kong Chinese Industry & Commerce Association, 16 July 2020-.
Chief Consultant, Wishing Star Technology Company Limited, Hong Kong (30 June 2020-).
Advisor, Osspoly Limited, 29th July 2019-)
Advisor, Novus Life Sciences Limited, 29th July 2019-.
Council Member, Hong Kong Far Infrared Association (HKFIRA) (10 July 2018-)
Chairman of Hong Kong Wellness Science and Technology Park (9 Oct 2018-)
Member of the Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization (HKBIO) (10 July 2018-)
Member, International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE) (14 June 2016-)
Member of the Hong Kong Civic Association (CIVIC) (3 June 2018- )
Member, Western Returned Scholars Association- Overseas- educated Scholars Association of China, 歐美同學會 (1 Jan 2018 - )
Vice Chairman of Women's Division of Civic Association (WSL) (1 Jan 2018-)
Fellow Member, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK, (1 Jan 2016- )
Technical Committee member, National Engineering Laboratory for Clean Technology of Leather Manufacture (2013-)
Member, American Chemical Society (ACS) (1 Nov, 2013 - )
Member, Chinese Society for Biomaterials (CSBC), (2013-)
Judge member of Shenzhen Technology Expert Committee (Assessment expert in Shenzhen Science and Technology Expert Database) (2011-)
Assessment expert in Shenzhen Science and Technology Expert Database (2011-)
Member of Society of Plastics Engineers, USA(2009 –)
Fellow Member, HK Institution of Textiles and Apparel (HKITA,1 Jan 2001- )
Member of ASTM, USA (2000-)
Fellow Member, Textile Institute (TI), UK, (1 Jan 1997- )
Member of Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, HK(1996-)
Member of The Textile Machinery Society of Japan (1995-)
Member of Textile Engineers Association, China (1989-)
Speciality Advisory Board Member, Webmed Central, UK, platform for the peer preview of Biomedical publishing (2011-2013)
Lead Faculty Member, Webmed Central, UK, platform for the peer preview of Biomedical publishing (2011-2013)
Member of the Fiber Society, USA (1998-2019)

Editor-in-Chief of Research Journal for Textiles and Apparel, HK (2003-2015)
Editorial Broad Member, Prof. Jinlian Hu, Current Research in Material Chemistry, Gexin Publication (6 May 2021-)
Editorial Broad Member, Prof. Jinlian Hu, 第十一届编委会委员,《中国临床研究》杂志 CJCR, (1 Jan 2021- 1 Jan 2024)
Editorial Broad Member, Prof. Jinlian Hu, Scientific Wisdom Annals of Biomedical Research & Reviews (26 April 2021-)
Editorial Board Member, Current Chinese Science (Section: Electronic and Crystal structures), Bentham Science (15 May 2020 - )
Editorial Board Member, Biomedical Engineering International, AMG Transcend Association, (9 Nov 2019 - )
Editorial Board Member, United Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, United Prime Publications, USA (1 Jan 2018- )
Editorial Board Member, Trends in Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology, USA (16 Aug 2018- )
Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Textile Engineering and Technology, Canada (16 Aug 2018- )
Editorial Board Member, Asia-Pacific Journal of Materials Science (20 Sep 2018-)
Editorial Board Member, Current Trends in Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering, USA (1 Jan 2017-)
Editorial Board Member, Advance Research in Textile Engineering, USA (12 Sep 2016-)
Editorial Committee Member, Chinese Polymer Bulletin, China (24 Feb 2016-)
Editorial Board Member, SM Journal of Biomedical Engineering, USA (24 Feb 2016- )
Editorial Board Member, Fibres, Switzerland (11 March 2016-).
Editorial Board Member of Journal of Textile ResearchChina (1998- )
Editorial Board Member, Textiles and Light Industrial Science and Technology (TLIST), Science and Engineering Publishing Company (11 Feb 2014).
Editorial Board Member of Topological and Supramolecular Polymer Science, Columbia International Publishing LLC (2013)
Editorial Board Member, Chinese Journal of Tissue Engineering Research (15 May 2013)
Editorial Board Member of Journal of Polymers, Hindawi Publishing Corporation (2013-2017)
Editorial Board Member, Overview of Higher Education Innovation Platforms in China. China Land press (Dec. 2007).
Editorial Board Member of Research Journal for Textiles and Apparel, HK (2015-2016)
Consulting Editor for Textile Asia, Hong Kong (1996-, end)
Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Postgraduate Students, China Textile University, China (1984-1985)
Specialty Advisory Board and Lead Faculty Member, Webmed Central, UK, platform for the peer preview of Biomedical publishing (2011-2013)

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