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Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design

Minyoung Suh

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. in Textile Management and Technology, North Carolina State University, 2011
  • M.S. in Textiles and Apparel Technology and Management, North Carolina State University, 2008
  • B.S. in Clothing and Textiles, Yonsei University, Korea, 2003

Area(s) of Specialization

  • Conductive Printing
  • Intimate Apparel
  • Smart Clothing
  • Functional Clothing

Courses Taught

  • AT 410 Apparel Production II
  • AT 610 Computer-Aided-Design of Apparel
  • AT 655 Apparel Pattern Development I
  • AT 670 Apparel Pre-production Process
  • AT 840 New Product Development

Professional Biography

Dr. Suh came to Kansas State University in the fall of 2012. She moved to Kansas from Hong Kong Polytechnic University where she was employed as a postdoctoral fellow. She was working on a research project to design a brassiere focused on the dynamics associated with exercise activities. Prior to this, in her doctoral dissertation, the feasibility of smart clothing was studied from a wearability standpoint. Smart technology was tested under the distortions of fabrics in order to simulate real-life situations.

She has extensive research and education experience related to functional clothing and apparel production. Dr. Suh has experience teaching a variety of subjects, including fashion product analysis, pattern development, apparel production and new product development. Her current research scope is functional clothing, including but not limited to smart clothing, sportswear, foundation garment and intimate apparel. Utilizing advanced technologies such as the 3D body scanner, motion capture system and pressure sensor, she focuses on the performance and comfort of functional apparel products.

Vita (pdf)