Faculty Profile

Helen S. Koo
Assistant Professor of Design

Research

Her research and creative activity interests include apparel design and product development, wearable technology, functional garments, and sustainable designs. She has conducted multidisciplinary funded research projects on developing functional clothing for sports, protective garments for extreme environments, clothing for special markets, and smart clothing with sensors for healthcare. She has actively exhibited her designs nationally and internationally.

Publications and Work

Her recent works focus on developing sustainable clothing design techniques and connecting fashion designs with new technologies for advanced aesthetic and functional values.

Awards

She won the award for the best exhibition in the wearable computing design competition of the IEEE-International Symposium of Wearable Computers for her development of health care smart clothing, and she won several other national and international design competitions.

Teaching

Helen Koo is an assistant professor of Design at the University of California, Davis and teaches fashion design courses.

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