Office: GEA 225
Lab: GEA 231
Research Areas3-D imaging, fibrous materials, mass customization, pavement inspection, product performance, virtual clothing
LinksDr. Xu's Research Webpage
Ph.D, University of Maryland
Dr. Bugao Xu is a professor in the Program of Textiles and Apparel, the School of Human Ecology of UT Austin. He received his PhD in 1992 from the University of Maryland at College Park. His investigative work has focused on development of methods characterizing textile products, instrumentation of textile testing, and new technology for Apparel mass customization. His research work has been awarded by NIH, NSF, USDA, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Food and Fiber Commission, and Cotton Inc. He is also affiliated with the Center for Transportation Research of UT Austin and conducts research on new imaging technology for automated pavement surface distress inspection, which has been sponsored by Texas Department of Transportation since 1999. He has published more than 80 papers in refereed journals since he joined the UT faculty in 1993. He has taught Advanced Textiles, Advanced Textiles Lab, Research Methods in Merchandising, Computer Applications in Human Ecology, and 3D Technology for Apparel Mass Customization.
Dr. Xu is also a member of the Graduate Studies Committees of Biomedical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, and Nutritional Sciences at UT Austin. His biomedical research interests include 3-D imaging of the human body, biometrics, obesity assessment, etc.
Dr. Xu was awarded Top Innovation Awards from Texas Department of Transportation in 2003 and 2005.