Welcoming Message

Professor William Sampson 
Head of School
Professor of Materials Modelling
The University of Manchester


I am delighted to welcome delegates of TBIS 2018 to Manchester, the 2016 European City of Science. Our city is internationally recognized for its innovations in science and technology, and as the home of the industrial revolution. TBIS (Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium) is a well-known international forum for the cross-disciplinary interfaces of materials, biology, textile science and engineering, computer science & informatics and life sciences. More and more world-class researchers from across the scientific community attend the meetings of TBIS to present the outcomes of their latest research, to discuss unsolved scientific problems and social challenges, to identify opportunities and to establish future development agendas. I have great pleasure in hosting TBIS 2018 at the School of Materials, The University of Manchester, UK, between 25 and 28 July 2018.

The School is a leading international research school, employing over 90 academic staff, spanning nine research themes from biomaterials, coating and ceramics, imaging & characterization, polymers & composites, metallurgy & corrosion, nano & functional materials, textiles & apparel to management & marketing of materials. We host a number of major industry-sponsored research centres and Research Council funded Centres for Doctoral Training. There are over 350 postgraduate research students and more than 100 Postdoctoral Research Assistants in the School and these have a wide range of science and engineering backgrounds. 

The University of Manchester was founded in 1824 and its origins as England’s first civic university are closely linked to Manchester’s development as the world’s first industrial city. The University is the largest single-site university in the UK with almost 40,000 students and over 12,000 staff. The University has an income of approaching £1000 million, of which over £270 million was from research grants and contracts. It is a member of the worldwide Universities Research Association, the Russell Group of British research universities and the N8 Group. The University of Manchester is ranked 29th in the world by QS World University Rankings 2016. In the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities, Manchester was ranked 35th in the world and 5th in the UK. The Global Employability University Ranking conducted by Times Higher Education places Manchester at 27th worldwide. The university owns and operates major cultural assets such as the Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, John Rylands Library and Jodrell Bank Observatory and its Grade I listed Lovell Telescope. The University of Manchester has 25 Nobel laureates among its past and present students and staff, the fourth-highest number of any single university in the United Kingdom. Four Nobel laureates are currently among its staff – more than any other British university.

On behalf of the organizing committee we cordially invite you to TBIS 2018 in Manchester.


Prof. and Dr. Henry, Yi Li
Professor of Textile Science and Engineering
School of Materials, The University of Manchester
Chairman, TBIS 2018 International Scientific Committee
Funder Chairman, Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Society
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics


With continuous success and enthusiastic support from authors and experts around the world, Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposiums (TBIS) have been recognized internationally as a brand of high quality conference with vision, creativity, excitement and global network. TBIS proceedings has been indexed by worldwide scientific and academic reputable databases such as EI Compendex, Scopus, CPCI/ISI Web of Knowledge. Since 2008, TBIS has published 1686 research papers indexed in the CPCI/ISI Web of Knowledge database, becoming a leading academic conference organizer and publisher.

TBIS has established an effective platform for academic institutions and individual scholars, researchers and students to publish their research works and communicate with peers and experts in the field to get recognitions and increase impact such as citations and H-indexes. The TBIS symposium is a peer-reviewed conference aiming to set up a unique global stage and platform for people working in the whole supply chain from materials, fibers, textiles and apparel and technical textiles to relevant service industries such as biomedical industry, fashion industry and sport industry with common interests in providing high quality of products and services for protection, health, performance and comfort of human populations living in various environments and exposing to various natural and human disasters. To further enhance global networking, this year we have the pleasure to collaborate with The University of Manchester to organize TBIS in UK.

TBIS 2018 welcomes you and is looking forward to your active participation and contribution.

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