Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design


Faculty of Fashion Industry


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About the Department

Textile industries have a great contribute in economy of developed countries, so the popularity of textile education all over the wolrd increases day by day. As Ukraine has a large number of textile and garment related industries, they need more technical and educated persons so that they can develop this industries more. Also the estimation of the quality of textile materials and products, which are widely used in all spheres of human life, becomes now of key importance. The prospects for the development of the Ukrainian labor market are closely linked to the need for expert research in the field of production, control and management of the quality of domestic and imported textile products. So, training in estimation of properties and textile examination is one of the lucrative field prepares students for a number of different career paths and  gives ample job opportunities for professionals.

The department of materials science and textile examination implements various educational and innovative projects, in which students have the opportunity to meet with theoretical scholars, representatives of textile and light industry enterprises, exchange their own creative ideas, participate in various competitions, trainings, creative meetings and round tables.


Department of material science was established in the Kyiv technological institute of light industry (KTILP) in 1953. The pedagogical workers of the department throughout all years provides training for students of the technological faculty - technologists and designers of sewing, knitting and shoe industries in the field of properties of materials and choosing them for production of consumer goods. During last years at the department has been opened new specialties and, accordingly, it was renamed. After opening in 1998 of the specialty "Spinning of natural and chemical fibers", the Department of Materials Science was renamed into the Department of Materials Science and Technology for the fiber production; after the opening in 2013 of the specialty "Examination of Textile Materials and Products", the department received the title "Department of materials science and textile examination". The first head of the department from its foundation until 1977 was Ph.D., professor M. Pozhidayev. In the following years, the heads of the department were: Ph.D., associate professor A. Kovalsky (1977-1982); Ph.D., associate professor R. Efremov (1983-1987), Ph.D, professor V. Rybalchenko (1987-2007). Since December 2007 till now, the head of the department is Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Suprun Natalia.


Teaching Staff

Teaching staff widely uses good scientific basis, advanced practices and knowledge of the foundations of science about properties of textile and leather products. Intensification of the educational process, development and implementation of new advanced forms of education, preparation of textbooks, increasing their professional and pedagogical skills became the key to the success of the department in training of highly qualified specialists.


Research Activity

The research work of the department is carried out in accordance with the university's research program in the direction "New scientific technologies for the production of materials for consumer goods and for special purpose", in the field of materials science and examination of textile materials in the following areas:

  • Development of assortment and confectionery materials for textile products for the disabled and seriously ill;
  • Development of the methods of express estimation of the influence of ultraviolet radiation on the properties of textile and geotextile materials for different purposes;
  • Development of the methodology of ecological assessment of the quality of textile materials.

For the last years one of the main areas of research is the development of a new range of hospital and adaptive clothing which differs by a special design with flexible morphological structure and use of high-tech materials. Another area of research is the development of adaptive clothes for disabled people, especially, for wheelchair users and for children with cerebral palsy. Also was created polyfunctional technical textile composite materials with predicted properties for looking after bed-patients. Researchers of the department are engaged in the development of environmentally safe multifunctional wound dressings with prolonged antimicrobial action. Perspective directions of research are the use of nanotechnology in textile finishing.  An interesting and promising results was obtained is the applying of nanotechnologies for electroconductive textile materials for neutralize the charges of static electricity and textile creating materials with magnetiс properties to protect against electromagnetic radiation. Interesting scientific results were obtained on the subject of the study of the influence of UV on textiles and geotextiles of a wide range of applications.


International projects:

  1. EUREKA E!3191 MULFUNC “Multifunctional woven and knitting for future high performance barrier textile materials and work clothing” (2004-2006).
  2. Joint Ukraine-Poland R&D Project “Barrier textile composites using micro- and nanoparticles/nanofiber (for human and environment protection) (2006-2008).
  3. EUREKA E!3778 MANGO “Managing contamination by fibrous product systems” (2007-2009).
  4. Flemish-Ukrainian Project “Flemish-Ukrainian Networking and Training in Textiles – NetTex” (2007-2009).
  5. Visegrad Scholarship Program 2009-2010 “Development of Comfort Garment Set for Cleanroom with cold Condition” (Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Textile Engineering, Czech Republic).
  6. EUREKA E!5799 BATAN “Barrier Textiles and Nanomaterials” (2010-2014).
  7. FP7 2BFUNTEX 290500 "Boosting collaboration between research centers and industry to enhance rapid industrial uptake of innovative functional textile structures and textile related materials in a mondial market" (2012-2015).
  8. UKR17LD/06 Project of British Council “Ukraine Higher Education Leadership Development Programme” (2017-2018).
  9. EUREKA E! 10710 UV-SHIELD "Design and development of UV shielding materials" (2017-2020);
  10. Scientific and Technological cooperation joint project (Ukraine – Czech Republic) “Development and investigation of nano-modified textiles for human-being and electronic equipment’s protection” (2019-2020).
Educational and Scientific Laboratories

All the years of the department existence were related to research work. The department has educational and scientific laboratories that allow testing of fibers, threads and different materials of light industry goods in accordance with the applicable standards:

  • laboratory "Research of Physical and Mechanical Properties of Textile Materials for Clothes";
  • laboratory "Research of physical and mechanical properties of textile fibers and threads";
  • laboratory "Research of physical and mechanical properties of textile materials for leather goods";
  • assortment cabinets of textile materials.

Educational laboratories are equipped with standardized instruments for determining the mechanical and physical properties of materials for textile and light industry products.

Much attention is paid not only education but also research work of students. Most of them are engaged in research work in various areas under the supervision of the department teachers.


Training Courses
  • Analysis of systems for assessing the quality of textile materials
  • Assortment of textile materials and products
  • Ecological examination of textiles
  • Examination of light industry goods
  • Expert evaluation of the quality of materials for textile and light industry products
  • Means for quality control of textile materials
  • Identification of goods
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of materials
  • Materials science
  • New methods and tools for assessing the quality of textile materials and products
  • Newest methods of studying the structure and properties of materials
  • Fundamentals of working out of methods of research of materials properties and drawing up of normative documents
  • Fundamentals and planning of technical examination of textile materials and products
  • Fundamentals of technology of textile materials and products
  • Planning of experiment and research – development activity
  • Principles of expertise
  • Forecasting activity in the field of examination of textile materials and products
  • Theoretical basis for experiment planning and interpretation of the results of determination of material properties

The Department provides after classes activity in students’ clubs "Ecological textile materials", (scientific supervisor Prof. N. Suprun) and "A textile expert” (supervisor Prof. A. Slizkov). The results of research work of students are reported at the annual scientific student conferences taking place in Kyiv National University of Technology and Design and other domestic and foreign institutions. After receiving higher education graduates can enter to postgraduate specialty 05.18.19 - "Technology of textile, garment and knitwear" and 05.02.01 - «Materials Science».


Our students

Training and Methodological Support

Methodical work of the Department is focused on providing teaching at high level. The main published textbooks and manuals prepared by the teachers of the Department are:

  • Конфекціювання матеріалів для одягу. Посібник з грифом МОНУ. Супрун Н.П., Дрегуляс Е.П., Волинець Т.О. - Київ. Знання. – 2008. - 125с.
  • Матеріалознавство швейних виробів. Волокна та нитки. Підручник для студ. вищих навч. закладів / Н. П. Супрун. - К. Знання, 2008. - 183 с.
  • Матеріалознавство швейного виробництва. Матеріали для одягу. Супрун Н.П. Підручник з грифом МОНМСУ. Київ, КНУТД. – 2009, 156 с.
  • Основи проектування технологій прядильних виробництв/Слізков А.М. та ін. – К.: КНУТД, 2007. – 424 с.
  • Основи текстильного матеріалознавства. Супрун Н.П., Шустов Ю.С. Київ, КНУТД. - 2009. 260 с.
  • Основи технологій прядильних виробництв / А.М. Слізков та ін. – К.: КНУТД, 2007. – 423 с.
  • Прогнозування фізико-механічних властивостей. А.М. Слізков. – К., 2013.

  • Статична обробка результатів вимірювань та експериментальних в текстильній промисловості. А.М. Слізков, О.Б. Демківський, С.М. Краснитський, Ю.М. Пилипенко. Навчальний посібник. К.: 2012.

  • Сучасні проблеми  виробництва безпечного у споживанні та екологічно чистого текстилю. Монографія. Супрун Н. П., Щуцька Г. В. Київ.: КНУТД. – 2013– 108с.; 

  • Текстильне матеріалознавство. Навч. посіб. для студ. вищих навч. закладів / Е. П. Дрегуляс, В. В. Рибальченко, Н. П. Супрун. - К. КНУТД, 2011. - 430с.
  • Товарознавство хутра та шкіри для виробів легкої промисловості. Навчальний посібник/ Супрун Н. П., Щуцька Г. В.,Смачило О.В. К.: Кафедра. – 2013. – 130с. 
  • Волокнисті матеріали та вироби легкої промисловості з прогнозованими бар'єрними медико-біологічними властивостями [Текст] : монографія : [в 2 ч.] / С. М. Березненко, В. І. Власенко,……, А. М. Слізков, Н. П. Супрун / - Київ : КНУТД, 2014.


Fields and Degrees of Specialization

The Department provides training in such fields as: Commodity science and Commercial business, Technology and design of textiles, Design, Technology of light industry articles, Consumer services, Photo video design, Teachers training.

Fields and Degrees of Specialization

The department provides training in the field of knowledge 18 - Production and technology specialty 182 - Technology of light industry in two educational degrees:

Bachelor, educational program "Examination of textile materials and products";

MA, educational program "Examination of textile materials and products."

After receiving higher education graduates can enter to postgraduate specialty 05.18.19 - "Technology of textile, garment and knitwear" and 05.02.01 - " Materials Science ".


Prospects for Students

After graduation, the graduate will know:

  • Modern methods of identification and classification of objects of textile production;
  • Latest technologies of textile production and their impact on product quality;
  • Latest trends in the field of artistic and color registration;
  • Effect of the finishing on the properties of textile materials for different purposes.

After training specialist will be able to:

  • use the known and newest methods of determination of properties of materials,
  • carry out the examination of textile materials from the stage of the task setting to the evaluation and review of the results,
  • provide operational control over the observance of the technology of manufacturing on the basis of normative documents,
  • assess the influence of technologies and modes of manufacturing on the properties of products for different purposes,
  • know the methods of theoretical research and practical skills of carrying out of standardized and certification tests of raw materials, semi-finished products and finished products of textile and light industry,
  • plan and compile schemes for conducting experiments, collect and analyze data, critically evaluate the results,
  • use the technical conformity assessment procedures in accordance with the European Union Directives on a global approach to providing expert advice on the level of protection of life, health and natural resources.


Students’ Clubs

Environmentally safe textiles, Quality, Expert textileman.

The Department provides after classes activity in such students’ clubs as:

  • "Ecological textile materials", scientific supervisor Prof. N. Suprun;
  • "Quality" scientific supervisors - Prof. N. Zashshepkina;
  • "A textile expert”, supervisor Prof. A. Slizkov.

The Department actively participates in the development, manufacture of clothing and accessories for disabled people of all ages and disease types. During the year the Department carried out the management of "Textile products for disabled people" charity program under the leadership of N. Suprun. Employees of the Department , J.Vashchenko  and V. Vasilenko, cooperating with the students from the students’ clubs, prepared a wide range of eco gifts and exhibits for  3 exhibitions held this year. In 2013, the Department renewed the tradition to make and demonstrate the products for disabled children. To commemorate the International day of disabled people 3 such collections were donated to Kyiv kindergarten for children with diseases of the musculoskeletal system.


1. Oksana Pilyavska
"Textiles - contact"
Chief Manager of sewing thread

2. Elena Panchenko
OOO "Altair"
Chief specialist spinning

3. Konoval Vadim M.
JSC "Pionteks"
Chief Engineer

4. Cherevo Tatiana
"Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts»
Head. laboratory

5. Silko Anna G.
"Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts»
Head. laboratory

6. Mudrik Inna V.
JSC "Tehnofiltr"
engineer weaving

7. Eduard Nasyrov Albertovich
He worked in the fashion house "Capital" designer
While still at university Nasir EA actively participated in various competitions and shows. Today is the lead designer. His name is known not only in Ukraine but also abroad.

8. Yana Haytina
Technical Director of TH "Altair"

9. Opalno Yulia P.
Manager Commercial Department Open House "Altair"

10. Anna Tolschikova
Manager Commercial Department Open House "Altair"

Foreign Partnership

The Department participates in scientific research, conferences, and seminars in such countries as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Germany.