Dr. Gozde Goncu-Berk is an Assistant Professor of Design at the University of California, Davis where she directs her research group under WearLab and teaches studio classes on fashion design and functional clothing design. She holds a PhD Degree in Design from University of Minnesota, MA degree in Clothing and Textile Design and BSc degree in Industrial Design. Merging backgrounds from Industrial Design and Clothing and Textile Design, Professor Berk’s research focuses on human-centered design of textile-based wearable products for people with special needs, such as those suffering from chronic diseases, the disabled, elderly and children. Her work explores the possibilities of electronic textiles and smart clothing including new material and digital fabrication technologies to facilitate design for variety of body types, environmental and activity-based contexts. Please click here for list of her publications.
Rova Cigdem Yilmaz
MSc in Textile Engineering, Istanbul Technical University