Professor Julian Ellis
British professor Julian Ellis is an expert in textiles technology with 40 years’ experience in the textiles industry. He has explored using embroidery techniques for medical use and has successfully created surgical implants made solely from embroidery, in a process similar to creating machine-embroidered lace. He has also developed similar techniques for use in the transport industry, working with American automaker Ford and French aircraft manufacturer Airbus.
Elected as a fellow of worldwide association The Textile Institute in 1985, his company Ellis Developments focuses on researching scientific and industrial uses for textiles. Julian Ellis will present his ideas surrounding the benefits of using embroidery in the auto, aero and medical industries at Assemble, the Crafts Council conference, on September 20 at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London.