Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programs
Objectives:To train highly qualified personnel in the various aspects of textile science and technology, colour science and technology and textile chemistry that will staff the country’s universities, research institutes and industries.
Admission Requirements:Candidate for admission into any of the underlisted programs must possess:
MSc in textile science and technology, textile chemistry, textile physics, textile evaluation, textile engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, physics and other such related disciplines that the postgraduate study committee of the department would consider acceptable.
Graduation Requirements:The PhD degree is normally by research and dissertation only. However a candidate may be required to take MSc course work if in the opinion of the department it will improve the candidate’s background. Candidates are also required to present seminar papers yearly during the programme.
Duration:3 years minimum (6 semesters) – 4 years (8 semesters) Full time
4 years minimum (8 semesters) – 5years (10 semesters) Part time
Extension beyond the specified maximum periods requires a special permission of the senate. Course Work
CORE/COMPULSORY DEPARTMENTAL COURSE
TEXT 911: ICT and Research Methodology ( 4 Credit Units):
The use of search engines for literature and documentation, spread sheet and Microsoft word software for the writing of projects and thesis. Explanation of ABU Postgraduate school guidelines for the writing of thesis and dissertation, referencing methods, APA, Oxford and Harvard styles, introduction to statistical packages and presentation of research report, writing of a competitive proposal for research funding.
(1)PhD (Colour Chemistry and Technology)
Areas of Research:
Design and synthesis of dyes and pigments
Fixation and fastness characterization of dyes on polymeric materials
Effects of dye assistants on the exhaustion and dyeing rates
Dyeing of natural and synthetic fibres
Kinetics and thermodynamics of dyeing
Development of noncarcinogenic dyes and intermediates
Synthesis and characterization of polymeric dyes
(2)PhD (Textile Chemistry)
Effect of chemical modification of natural and synthetic fibres on structure and adsorption of liquid media
Development of new processes in textile wet processing
Development of eco-friendly wet processing of textiles
Energy savings and recyclability in wet processing of textiles
Development of effective, durable and eco-friendly flame retardant formulations for fibre and polymer substrate.
(3)PhD (Textile Evaluation)
Effect of finishing treatments on fabric handle
Evaluation of crease recovery properties of textile materials
Effect of chemical treatments on the mechanical properties of textile materials
Examination of frictional properties of textile materials
(4)PhD (Fibre Science and Polymer Technology)
Supramolecular structure of fibrs and polymers
Natural macromolecular compounds
Multiphase polymer systems
Liquid crystalline polymers
Physical and mechanical properties of single synthetic fibres, bicomponent fibres and blends
Structure/properties relations in high tenacity, high modulus synthetic fibres
Physico-mechanical properties of textile engineering composites