Chanmi Hwang Profile

Photograph of faculty Chanmi Hwang

Department of AMDT
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-2020

(509) 335-3821
chanmi.hwang@wsu.edu 
https://www.amdtdesignlab.com/

Assistant Professor

Educational Background

Ph.D. Apparel, Merchandising, and Design, Iowa State University.
M.S. Apparel, Merchandising, and Design, Iowa State University.
B.F.A. Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC.

 

Research Interests

  • Sustainable apparel design and product development.
  • Computer-aided design and virtual simulation.
  • User-centered analysis/ Inclusive apparel design.

 

Teaching Interests

  • Computer Applications in Apparel Design.
  • Advanced Design & Product Development.
  • Apparel Design Collection & Portfolio.

 

Honors and Awards (Select)

  • 2018 “President’s Award for Leadership”, Washington State University.
  • 2018 “Gerber Fashion Technology Professional Award”, International Textile and Apparel Association.
  • 2016 “Cotton Incorporated Innovative in Cotton Design Award (1st place)”, International Textile and Apparel Association.
  • 2016 “The 2016 ITAA Lois Dickey Fellowship: Outstanding Continuing Doctoral Student Award”, International Textile and Apparel Association.
  • 2016 “Fashion Supplies Innovative Design Award”, International Textile and Apparel Association.
  • 2016 “Print & Grace Powers Hudson Scholarship in Human Sciences”, Iowa State University.
  • 2015 “ITAA Student Best Paper Award: 2nd Place- Masters level”, International Textile and Apparel Association.
  • 2015 “The Most Excellent Award”, International Fiber Recycling Symposium.
  • 2014 “Paper of Distinction Award (Sustainability/ Social Responsibility Track)”, International Textile and Apparel Association.
  • 2014 “Iowa State University Research Excellence Award”, Iowa State University of Science and Technology.

 

Recent Publications (Select)

  • Hwang, C., Salusso, C., & Liu, H. (in press). Social responsibility initiative: Examining the influence of a collaborative service learning project on student learning. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education. doi: 10.1080/17543266.2019.1652854.
  • Lee, Y., Hwang, C., & Baytar, F. (2019). Exploring apparel design and fit for older women: A technology intervention. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 12(1), 86-95.
  • Hwang, C. Zhang, L., Rorah, W., Thompson, K., & Sanders, E.A. (2018). Efficacy of critiques in an apparel design studio. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 11(2), 223-232.
  • Zhang, L., Shin, E., Hwang, C., & Baytar, F. (2017). The use of 3D body scanning technology to assess the effectiveness of shapewear: Changes in body shape and attractiveness. International Journal of Fashion Design Technology and Education, 10(2), 190-199.
  • Hwang, C., Chung, T., & Sanders, E. (2016). Attitudes and purchase intentions for smart clothing: Examining U.S. consumers’ functional, expressive, and aesthetic needs for solar-powered clothing. Clothing and Textile Research Journal, 34(4), 207-222.
  • Hwang, C., Lee, Y., Diddi, S., & Karpova, E. (2016). “Don’t buy this jacket”: Effects of anti-consumption advertisement on consumer attitude and purchase intention of apparel products. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 20(4), 435-452.
  • Hwang, C., G., Lee, Y.A., & Diddi, S. (2015). Generation Y’s moral obligation and purchase intentions for organic, fair-trade, and recycled apparel products. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 8(2), 97-107.
  • Hwang, C. & Sanders, E. (2015). Baby boomers’ acceptance of solar-powered clothing. Fashion of Mature People: Intelligence Fashion Function Trend, ISBN: 978-7-5669-0922-0.

 

Grants/Funding/Multi-State Research Projects

  • 2019- 2024, HATACH project USDA-NIFA approved, “Improving safety and health of wildland firefighters through personal protective clothing”
  • 2020, Cotton Incorporated, Cotton in the Curriculum Award (Co-PI)
  • 2019, CAHNRS Teaching and Learning Grant (PI)
  • 2018-2019, New Faculty Seed Grant (PI)
  • 2018, Gerber Technology, Re-imagine the renewable (PI)
  • 2018-2019, Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment (PI)
  • 2018, 2019, CAHNRS Internship (PI)
  • 2016-2017, Environmental Protection Agency P3 Phase I (Co-PI/ student leader

 

Book Chapters

  • Hwang, C. & Zhang, L (in press). Innovative sustainable apparel design: Application of CAD and redesign process. In Muthu, S. & Gardetti, M. (Eds.), Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industries. New York, NY: Springer.

 

Patents

  • 2019 (US patent: pending) “Adjustable maternity gown”, US Patent App. 29/694,320.

 

Juried Design Exhibitions

  • Hwang, C. (July, 2019). Planet or Plastic: Engaging in Critical Issues Through CAD. SFTI-WSU International Conference: Fashioning Digital Transformation, Seattle, WA.
  • Hwang, C. & Sultan S.A. (July, 2019). Pinkness Meter. SFTI-WSU International Conference: Fashioning Digital Transformation, Seattle, WA.
  • Hwang, C. & Roselyn, J. (November, 2018). Revive and Renew. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, Cleveland, OH.
  • McKinney, E., Baytar, F., Kaalberg, K., Roth, S., Hwang, C., Vande Loo, S., Steffensmeier, N., Xiang, C., Dai, R., Alam, M., Sanders, E. (2017). Solaris: A unisex solar-powered jacket for the day hiker.
  • Hwang, C. (November, 2016). Engineering Art Nouveau. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Hwang, C. (November, 2016). Strokes of a Garden Gate. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Hwang, C. & Zhang, L. (November, 2015). Carving Through Rose Windows. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Zhang, L. & Hwang, C. (November, 2015). Chinese Garden from Upcycled Used Clothing. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Zhang, L. & Hwang, C. (June, 2015). Beauty of Gothic. Private Collection. 5th 2015 International Fiber Recycling Symposium, San Francisco, CA.
  • Hwang, C. & Zhang, L. (November, 2014). Visual Illusion of Dekoboko. Private Collection. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Live Gallery Exhibition, Charlotte, NC.
  • Shin, E. & Hwang, C. (November, 2014). Through a stained glass window. Private Collection. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Live Gallery Exhibition, Charlotte, NC.
  • Lee, Y., & Hwang, C. (November, 2014). Floral illusions. Private Collection. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Live Gallery Exhibition, Charlotte, NC.
  • Hwang, C. (October, 2013). Blooming daffodils. Private Collection. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Live Gallery Exhibition, New Orleans, NA.
  • Hwang, C. (October, 2013). Daffodils- enduring winter. Private Collection. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Live Gallery Exhibition, New Orleans, NA.
  • Hwang, C. (October, 2013). Daffodils-Rebirth. Private Collection. Uncommon Thread, Wearable Art Show. Baton Rough, LA.