The research work of the Department is carried out under the scientific theme of the University "Composite, single crystalline, fibrous and film materials of different functional purposes (high temperature, with the inclusion of nano-additives, etc.)" under supervision of Prof. M. Bereznenko. The research work of teachers of the Department is aimed at technological and artistic design of textile materials, and mass market and special purpose articles.
The main scientific interests:
- creating a theoretical basis for designing and knitting technology of knitted fabrics and products of new types;
- normalization of knitwear production technological processes;
- development of knitting processing technologies for textile fibers and yarn of new types;
- development of structures and technologies for producing knitted fabrics for technical and medical purposes.
- development of computer-aided design and visualization of knitwear.
The Department also carries out a research work on the problems of higher education aimed at improving the of educational process organization.
The scientific interests include cultural studies, aesthetics, structural and functional problems of design in the context of ethnic culture, ecology and life support systems of man; research in exploring the range of knitwear in the structure of the costume as a significant aspect of national culture.
In the period from 2009 to 2013 the staff of the Department published 272 scientific works, 91 of which are articles in professional journals, 16 – in the international ones, 30abstracts at international conferences and 135 – at Ukrainian ones; 12 patents are received, 88 reports at international conferences and 188 ones at Ukrainian are presented.
In 2009, seven teachers of the Department became full members of the International Federation of knitting technologists. In September 2008 and in May 2010 the teachers of the Department took an active part in the 44th and 45th Congress of the International Federation of knitting technologists held in St. Petersburg (Russia), and Ljubljana (Slovenia).
In 2010 the teachers of the Department participated in 2 international conferences outside Ukraine presenting the reports in English (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 45th Congress of the international Federation of knitting technologists; Gabrovo, Bulgaria, Technical University of Gabrovo, 10th anniversary international scientific conference Unitech. Gabrovo-2010").
In 2012, the teachers of the Department took part in an international conference outside of Ukraine presenting the reports in English (Sinaia, Romania, 46th Congress of the international Federation of knitting technologists) .
In 2013, the teachers of the Department of TTP took part in an international conference outside of Ukraine (Gabrovo, Bulgaria, Technical University of Gabrovo, 13th international scientific conference Unitech. Gabrovo-2013").
Assoc. Prof. Kyzymchuk O.P. became the winner of Fulbright academic exchange program and received a grant from the U.S. Government for an internship at the University at Massachusetts (USA) from 1 September 2013. until 31 May 2014.
With the assistance of the Department there was developed the agreement on mutual cooperation in the organization and holding of the Fifth International conference “Textile Science and Economy V" in the framework of the project "Six International Conferences 2013", which took place in Zrenjanin, Serbia 5 and 6 November 2013.
Over the past two years there has been intensified the work of the Department for the participation in exhibitions. The Department participated in all-Ukrainian specialized exhibition "Education, work, business"; in exhibitions devoted to the all-Ukrainian conference of young scientists and students "Academic development of young people at the present stage", KNUTD; exhibition dedicated to the all-Ukrainian Congress of Light industry, June 4, 2013, KNUTD; the exhibition held in the framework of the II International scientific-practical conference "Energy Efficient University, November 21, 2013, KNUTD.
In 2010, there was completed the work on a state budget theme "The development of ways of technological transformation of Ukrainian knitting industry and the data bank of the world's achievements in the industry" (16.04.16 ДБ, state registration No. 0109U002478) under the scientific supervision of Prof. V. Omelchenko. An interactive electronic database will provide the opportunity to obtain comprehensive information about modern technologies and equipment in the field of knitwear production.
In 2013 the Department completed the state budget theme "The development of new knitted multifunctional textile materials, the scientific basis for their rational design and technological processes of their production". Under a scientific supervisor Prof. V. Omelchenko.
The research work among students is the promotion of active creative work of young people in learning and mastering the profession. Therefore, the Department pays great attention to the organization and carrying out scientific-research work of students. Students of the fourth and fifth years are involved in the implementation of individual research work carried out by the teachers of the Department in the framework of the state budget or afterwork activity.
In 2004 the Department has created the Centre of technology and design of knitting, the activity of which is directed practical implementation of the students’ creative innovations and providing the local inhabitants with paid services in the designing and manufacturing of knitwear and fabrics of varying complexity. The main functions and activities of the Centre are:
- engaging students in creative activities;
- assistance in the production of the best knitted articles, developed by students in their graduation projects;
- working out the orders of the customers, the development of knitted structures and knitwear parts;
- conducting training on industrial, semi-industrial and manual knitting machines in the University;
- calculating of the feeding cards for knitting knitwear parts.
Due to the existence of the Center, students have the opportunity to implement interesting design ideas, produce knitwear at the knitting equipment of the Department and to participate in the annual international fashion competition «Pecherski kashtany».
At the Department there is a scientific school of a doctor of technical Sciences, Professor F. Moiseenko.
"The development of theoretical bases of designing of knitted fabrics and articles ftom new types of textile materials", in the framework of which there was a whole galaxy of young scientists - candidates of technical Sciences.
In accordance with the decision of the Academic Council dated 28 December 2011, "Laboratory of technological processes studies " (1-0391) was named after Professor F. Moiseenko for his significant contribution to the development of science, the preparation of scientific-pedagogical staff of higher qualification.