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Prof. Oliver Lottes

Institute for Materials Science (ifm)
Head

Institute for Materials Science (ifm)
Research Group Leader RG Mesh technology

Engineering Department

Prof. Oliver Lottes | Hof University of Applies Sciences

Contact details

Address

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Location

Campus Münchberg | Building S | Room S006

Office hours

Tuesday: 10:00 - 11:00

Teaching

Technical Textiles based on Knitting Technology


 

Hi, I am Oliver Lottes.
I have been a professor of textile technology at the Hof University of Applied Sciences, Münchberg campus, since 09/2008.

After studying textile technology at the Münchberg department, which at that time still belonged to the Coburg University of Applied Sciences, I worked for many years in a medium-sized textile machinery manufacturing company, 10 years of which as head of application technology.

Today, students learn about the liveliness and diversity of textile technology from me, especially in the subject areas of knitting technology / technical knitted fabrics and textile testing. Did you know that the rotor blades of modern wind turbines are mainly made of textile?

With the help of my lectures and guided processing of scientific projects, at the end of your studies you will be able to develop textiles according to specific requirement profiles. 

My field of expertise:

  • Textile Technology


My teaching areas:

  • Knitting technology / Technical knitted fabrics
  • Testing of textile materials
  • Nonwoven technology


My lectures:

  • Textile production processes - sub-area knitting technology
  • Knitting technology (lecture in English)
  • Technical studies of knitted fabrics (lecture in English)
  • Product design - knitting I
  • Product design - knitting II
  • Technical textiles - knitted fabrics (lecture in English)
  • Basics of textile reinforcement structures - part non crimp fabrics
  • Testing of textile materials
  • Nonwoven technology


Learning objectives - Example:

Technical textiles - knitted fabrics

The students realize the correlation between construction, structure and properties of technical knitted fabrics. They have the ability, due to the required properties of the knitted fabric to deduce the production parameters as required.On this basis, the students can develop technical knitted fabrics based on specific requirement profiles to conclude the manufacturing process and finally evaluate them critically.

Interesting for you? Then I look forward to meet you in my lectures!

 

 

At our Institute for Materials Science (ifm) at the Hochschule Hof - University of Applied Sciences, I am the head of the research group "Knitting Technology".

Within research projects, the research group successfully supports the industry in the development of new textiles or new processes for the production of knitted fabrics for a wide range of applications.

For example:

  • Sensitive textile Flächen zum Einsatz als funktionelle Haut - Sensitex
  • Entwicklung von Abstandsgewirken und Bewertung des thermophysiologischen Komforts für den Einsatz als Bettwarenfüllung - Gebe
  • Entwicklung eines intelligenten Kompressionsstrumpfs mit integrierter Aktorik und Sensorik zur Thromboseprophylaxe bei mobilitätseingeschränkten pflegebedürftigen Personen – Icompression
  • Entwicklung von funktionalen Gestricken für Bekleidungstextilien mit ausgezeichneten physiologischen Eigenschaften und optischer Funktionalität für den Einsatz als Reisebekleidung - Traveltex
  • Entwicklung einer Faserrecyclingmaschine mit selbstlernender Regelungstechnik - FaRec
  • Formteilverstärkungen auf Basis neuartiger funktionalisierter Gelege-Vlies-Verbunde für innovative Leichtbauanwendungen - Organoscrim

ITMA 2019: Neuentwicklungen im Fachbereich Rundstricken, Technische Textilien, 2019
ITMA 2019: Numerous interesting new developments in the fields of circular knitting, melliand International, 2019

Knitting laboratory: knitting machine

Campus Münchberg Abteilung Maschentechnik