University of Minnesota
University Relations




Dr. Lucy Dunne - Director

Dr Dunne joined the UMN faculty in 2008. Her background spans apparel design, computer science, and electronic engineering. She teaches in the Apparel Design undergraduate program and the Apparel Studies graduate program, is a member of the graduate faculty in Human Factors and Ergonomics, and is an Affiliate Member of the Computer Science and Engineering and Eletrical and Computer Engineering graduate faculties, and the Institute for Health Informatics.


College of Design faculty page



UMN Wearable Product Design Center

Virgina Tech E-Textiles Laboratory

NASA Johnson Space Center: WEAR Lab

Cornell University Body Scan Research Group

Graduate Students


Guido Gioberto

Guido is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research focus is garment-integrated wearable sensing in E-textiles. He graduated with his second Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota(‘11). Both his first Master and Bachelor’s degree are in Telecommunications Engineering, completed at Politecnico di Torino(‘09) and University of Palermo(‘06) respectively.



Harini Ramaswamy

Harini is a graduate student majoring in Apparel Studies (Product Development track) at the College of Design, University of Minnesota. She earned her  B.Tech. in Apparel Technology from  Anna University, Chennai, India, after which she interned with the Textiles Committee and the Apparel Training and Design Center (ATDC), Chennai, India. Her research interests include functional apparel design, wearable technology and quality testing of textiles.


Cheol-Hong Min





Undergraduate Students


Mary Ellen Berglund

Mary Ellen is an undergraduate student majoring in Apparel Design at the College of Design, University of Minnesota. She is currently researching the washability of sensors as well as a cut-and-sewn textile-integrated smart clothing platform.



Crystal Compton



Jordyn Reich





Tony Carton (now at South Dakota State University)

Mary Alice Cheney

Kaila Bibeau (now at Playtabase)

James Coughlin (now at Punch Through Design)

Helen Koo (now at Auburn University)

Silvia Guttmann (now at 3M)

Lizzie Hillmann (now at Kellé Company)

Misty Karges (now at Academy Sports and Outdoors)

Allison Danzl (now at CounterCouture)

Jingwen (Vivian) Zhang (now at UC Irvine)

Varun Ramesh

Christina Armstrong (now at K Bell)