Dr. Wei Cao is a professor of Apparel Design and Merchandising in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. She received a Ph. D. in Textile/Apparel Product Development from Florida State University, an M.S. and B.S. from Xi’an Polytechnic University with emphasis on Clothing Design and Textile Design. Her research foci are on the performance evaluation of textiles, medical textiles as well as functional clothing design. She has been published in journals such as; Textile Research Journal, International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology and book chapters published by Woodhead Publishing. She has also received funding from Cotton Inc. and China-Hemp Investment & Holdings Co., Ltd.
Updated August 2017