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Catalytic Clothing is a partnership
between The University of Sheffield,
University of the Arts London /
London College of Fashion





 

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Helen Storey (MBE)
Photo by: John Ross

Professor Helen Storey is an artist and designer living and working in London. She graduated in Fashion from Kingston Polytechnic in 1981, then worked with Valentino and Lancetti in Rome. She returned to London and worked with Belville Sassoon before launching her own label in 1983 with Caroline Coates. Storey’s late ‘80s and early ‘90s collections were noted for their questioning of traditional notions of glamour, expense and women’s image, including the launch of her 2nd Life range of clothes in 1992. In 1991, Storey won Most Innovative Designer Of The Year and was nominated for British Designer Of The Year by The British Fashion Council.
Storey was awarded Honorary Professorships at Heriot Watt University and King's College London in 2001 and 2003 respectively and became a Visiting Professor of Material Chemistry at Sheffield University in 2008.

Helen is currently Professor of Fashion and Science at The London College of Fashion. Her pioneering work over the last decade has brought the worlds of art and science together, producing hybrid projects, and products that have broken new and award winning ground, she was awarded an MBE for ‘Services to Arts’ in 2010.













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Professor Tony J Ryan OBE


Tony Ryan is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield where he was previously the ICI Professor of Physical Chemistry, Head of the Chemistry Department and Director of the Polymer Centre. His research covers the synthesis, structure, processing and properties of polymers and he was in at the beginning of polymer nanotechnology. He has co-authored more than 200 papers and eight patents and written a book on polymer processing or how things are made from plastic. Tony presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on Channel 4 in 2002 and is a regular contributor to TV, radio and newspapers. He was born in Leeds and got his three degrees from UMIST. Married with two daughters, Tony is a creative cook, a keen cyclist and an occasional mountaineer with a weakness for gadgets. He was made an OBE in 2006 for ‘Services to Science’.










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Patricia Belford


Patricia Belford is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Ulster, Belfast and Co Director of Tactility Factory Ltd a collaboration with architect Ruth Morrow, combining textiles and concrete. Trained as a Textile Designer she originated and set up Belford Prints in 1986, a small unique textile business concentrating on the development of new print techniques. Clients included Vivienne Westwood, Jasper Conran, Zandra Rhodes, Neisha Crosland, Designers Guild. She returned to Northern Ireland in March 2005 to take up her current post. Her main area of research is redefining the role of craft through new technologies and collaborative practise.

She has collaborated with Helen Storey since the late 1980’s notably working on award winning Primtive Streak, Wonderland and now Catalytic Clothing.











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Caroline Coates


Caroline has nearly 30 years experience as a change maker, working in education, the fashion business and affiliated commercial sectors, as well as the ‘not for profit’ art/science sector, and as a social entrepreneur.

She launched Amalgamated Talent a platform for young fashion designers in 1983 and was sponsored by eight multinationals including Marks and Spencer.

Caroline was Managing Director of the award winning Helen Storey fashion label until 1995. She then wrote Designer Fact File, a guide to setting up a fashion label for the British Fashion Council and the Department of Trade and Industry.

Alongside Helen Storey, Caroline is a founder member and director of The Helen Storey Foundation, which was incorporated in 1999, as a result of the initial award winning and highly acclaimed project Primitive Streak. She develops and produces all the Foundations art /science projects and attends to all monetary and statutory matters.

She has helped to raise over £1 million in funding for its art/science projects. Over the years, the work of the Foundation has been seen by 15 million people, in over 80 venues, in 7 countries notably with Primitive Streak, Mental and Wonderland.

Caroline has also recently been appointed as Project Development Manager for the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion, where she works 2 days a week, supporting academics and developing pioneering research projects such as Catalytic Clothing, and the Beauty of Age – a scientific and cultural exploration into the perception of female ageing.










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Professor Frank J Kelly BSc, PhD, FRSA
- Project Advisor

Professor Frank Kelly holds the chair in Environmental Health at King's College London, where he is Director of the Environmental Research Group and Deputy Director of the MRC-HPA Centre for Environment & Health. From these dual positions he is able to combine his two main research interests, namely free radical/antioxidant biochemistry and the impact of atmospheric pollution on human health. Frank has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers as well as many conference papers and books (as author or editor) on the toxicology and health effects of ozone, nitrogen dioxide and particulate pollution. He also leads a substantial research activity which spans all aspects of air pollution research from toxicology to science policy. In addition to his academic work Frank is past President of the European Society for Free Radical Research and past Chairman of the British Association for Lung Research. He is also involved with providing policy support to the WHO on air pollution issues and he sits on COMEAP’s Standards Advisory Subgroup.

In 2009 Frank appeared before the House of Commons environmental audit committee to provide evidence on the health effects of air pollution. The committee’s subsequent report concluded that poor air quality made asthma worse, exacerbated heart disease and respiratory illness and "probably causes more mortality and morbidity than passive smoking, road traffic accidents or obesity.

The most recent figures released by the UK Government indicate that in 2008 up to 35,000 deaths were associated with particulate air pollution. The primary aim of Frank’s research is to understand the underlying toxicology of ambient pollution on health.








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ADAM MUFTI
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Tom Domen


Tom Domen graduated in1996 with a Masters in Industrial Design. In 2007, he completed a Masters in Sustainable Development at the University of Brussels.With his Masters on Sustainable Technology for Eastern Africa, he received the yearly Award for Innovative Technology from the Chamber of Engineers. He started working for Philips in packaging innovation after which he worked for 5 years as a marketing and communication specialist at Panasonic.

Tom has been working for Ecover for 6 years, where he is responsible for the product portfolio development and the innovation strategy for the different categories of Ecover products (laundry, cleaning, dishwashing and personal care). He supervises a team of 3 international product managers. Tom is also a member of the board of Kringwinkel, a Belgian organisation that gives a second life to what otherwise would be waste.







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PATRICIA BELFORD
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PROFESSOR FRANK J KELLY
TOM DOMEN
ADAM MUFTI
DED ASSOCIATES

 



Phil Waywell


Phil graduated with a Masters in Chemistry (MChem) from the University of Sheffield in 2004. He then went on to complete a PhD within the Biomolecular NMR Group, The University of Sheffield. The research Phil performed during his PhD was interdisciplinary in nature and required collaboration with colleagues drawn across several academic disciplines, including: Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Theoretical Physics.

Following the completion of his PhD in 2008, Phil went on to work for a year as both a freelance Science Communicator and a research consultant. It was in his role as a research consultant that Phil began his collaboration with Professors Tony Ryan and Helen Storey on the Catalytic Textiles project. Phil was the Project Manager for Catalytic Textiles until 2011 and in this role he contributed to the development of both the technical and cultural aspects of the project.

Since leaving the Catalytic Clothing team, Phil has been appointed as the Manager of Project Sunshine at the University of Sheffield. Project Sunshine is a research programme that unites researchers from across the University as they seek solutions to the challenges of food and energy sustainability.









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PHIL WAYWELL
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Adam Mufti

Adam Mufti is a filmmaker based in London whose elegant approach has enabled many film collaborations with key image-making figures, including Nick Knight, Alexander McQueen, Brad Pitt, Simon Foxton, Björk, Grace Jones and Comme des Garcons.

After graduating with a BA in Graphic Design under Peter Saville at Salford University, Adam joined SHOWstudio.com in 2000 to lead its programme of film content, which he did as Motion Image Director until leaving to become a freelance director in 2005.Adam was invited by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London to direct the restoration, editing and recontextualisation of Guy Bourdin's unseen film archive, the outcome of which was central to the 2003 Bourdin
retrospective and its international tour. A sister project, to edit the unseen films of Erwin Blumenfeld was posted on SHOWstudio.com in 2006. Adam has also directed work for many brands including Motorola, Rimmel, Max Factor, British Vogue, YSL, Vauxhall, Umbro and Amex and in 2008 Adam directed the documentary 'Raising Kane' for BBC 2; a profile of leading British designer Christopher Kane. His work has been featured at numerous festivals and exhibitions around the globe and he has lectured internationally at events including OFFF Barcelona, The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts and Onedotzero.

www.adammufti.com









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PATRICIA BELFORD
CAROLINE COATES
PROFESSOR FRANK J KELLY
TOM DOMEN
PHIL WAYWELL
ADAM MUFTI


 



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DED are a nose to tail creative agency with a hard-earned reputation for being innovative, adaptable, influential and extremely effective. Established in 1991, DED are a start-up that have been around for years, continually exploring the new, whilst asserting an uncompromising attention to detail.

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