Joanne Yip obtained her B.S. degree in textile technology (with first class honors) in 1999 from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and subsequently her Ph.D. degree, which was also conferred by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2003. Her Ph.D. study was titled “Low temperature plasma and excimer laser treatments on polyamide.” Based on the Ph.D. research, twelve journal publications and thirteen conference papers were published. This was considered evidence of the importance of Dr. Yip's research in the early stages of her career. Dr. Yip then spent some time at the Rice University in Houston, TX, USA, as a Visiting Researcher to conduct instrumental experiments. From 2002 to 2011, she published more than 34 refereed journals, three US patents, and one Chinese patent. Her research interests include electroactive polymers (EAPs), such as ionic-polymer metal composites (IPMCs) and dielectric elastomer (DE) materials used in actuators, microencapsulation technology, medical textiles, new materials and technology, surface treatments on textiles (such as plasma or laser treatments), and moulding or seamless techniques used in intimate apparel. Her expertise in these areas is highly demanded in the industry.
Biography Updated on 3 September 2014