Dr. Mingjing Lin
FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)
Dr. Mingjing Lin is a senior lecturer in Textile Science and STEM Practice at the London College of Fashion. She supervises Ph.D. researchers and serves as a module leader for the Business Operations and Innovation module in the MA Fashion Sustainability programme at Kingston University.
Dr. Lin earned her Ph.D. from the Textile Department of the Royal College of Art in 2020. Her practice-based research investigates body-oriented parametric design and a new research framework of Parametric Thinking 2.0 for 3D-printed fashion and textiles (https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/4527/).
As a designer and researcher, Dr. Lin has been involved in the EU-funded Horizon 2020 Wear Sustain project, specifically the WISP sensual Jewelry in 2017. She co-founded L-UP-L-DOWN studio in 2019 and the nonprofit UK-China design platform ABOUNDARY in 2015.
Lin previously lectured at the University for the Creative Arts to establish the first MA Digital Fashion programme and has been serving at worldwide institutions, including the University of Portsmouth, Istituto Marangaoni (London), Beckmans Design College (Sweden), Tsinghua University (China), and ENSAIT Textile Engineering University (France). She has presented on various occasions at Imperial College, Oxford University, the Royal College of Art, and iMakr.
Her works have been exhibited internationally since 2011, including exhibitions at the V&A museum, London Fashion Week, London Design Festival, Disseny de Barcelona, and the National Museum of China.
She continually probes to create innovative 3D fashion, exploring the possibilities of wearable technology and smart textiles, and pushing the boundaries of art, design, and technology. With valuable experience working with technological companies, material scientists, and avant-garde designers, her works tend to cover both commercial and academic aspects in fashion and textiles.