The FTC labs are leveraging advanced fashion technology to better prepare our students for the
fashion industry’s fast-paced, ever-changing, technology-driven future.  The labs support students and faculty in the design, experimentation and innovation of textile and apparel products by providing training, access, and experience using advanced, industry-standard and state of the art tools.  

Contact Us

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Stephanie Wood

Senior Lab Associate for Fashion

Head of the Natalie Altieri Apparel Production Lab 

Adjunct Instructor of Fashion Design

Office Location: Aronoff 6401A


Stephanie Wood is a Senior Lab Associate for Fashion and Adjunct Instructor in the Fashion Design program at DAAP/University of Cincinnati. Her professional background includes over 10  years of higher education instruction and industry work in costume, bridal, and technical design. Her areas of focus include patternmaking, tailoring, fashion and costume history and construction, and surface embroidery.

Dr. Myoung Ok Kim

Head of the Wearable Futures Laboratory

Assistant Professor of Fashion Design

Office Phone:  513-556-5101


Myoung Ok Kim is an assistant professor in the Fashion Design Program at the University of Cincinnati, USA. She has over 20 years of the fashion industry and educational experience. She investigates and enhances human experiences through exploratory design methodologies. Her research values wearable technology including 2D & 3D digital clothing construction/fit and smart garments/devices. She has collaborated on many interdisciplinary research/projects to create wearable garments/devices with design, engineering, and medical researchers.

Ashley  Kubley

Head of The Evelyn Burgoyne Textile Innovation Lab

Assistant Professor of Fashion Design

Office Phone: (513) 556-4362

Office Location: Aronoff Room 6459


Ashley Newsome Kubley has over 15 years of education and professional experience in the fashion design, apparel production and textiles industries. She is passionate about the advancement of maker culture as well as the implementation socially + environmentally sustainable practices in the apparel industry. Her research focuses on bridging the gap between historical techniques and contemporary technologies, pursuing projects at the intersection of history and new technological innovations specific to textiles.  She also uses her textile and apparel technology background to explore the potential for smart textile structures, new material composites and fabrications, and wearable technology applications that fuse nature and tech together.  Working on interdisciplinary teams with engineers, medicine, and business where collaboration is the key to innovation.  Her body of work on these emergent topics continues to grow as the push for sustainable, tech enabled futures become critical.

Zachary Hoh

Head of the Knitwear Technology Lab

Assistant Professor of Fashion Design

Office Phone:

Office Location: Aronoff 6415B


Shima Daiani

Textile Innovation Laboratory Manager

Masters of Design (MDES 2024)


Fashion Technology Center Mission

Students utilizing the FTC labs expand their breadth of knowledge, and engage in truly innovative and fashion-forward design using digital methods, tech-enabled equipment, and emergent approaches for apparel and textile design technology practice, research and advanced prototyping.

Faculty utilization of the labs for research has expanded to include interdisciplinary, funded projects that have received international acclaim. 

Our Key Initiatives include:

Rules + Policies

To adhere to Covid19 protocols, you should sanitize your workstation and the equipment that you were in contact with after every use in preparation for the next lab user.  

More information on detailed FTC lab policies can be viewed here:


Thank You to Our Supporters

Since 2018, the fashion design facilities have been transformed thanks to generous funding from the Evelyn G. Burgoyne Family Foundation, the Altieri Family Foundation and The University of Cincinnati Office of Research, along with many donations from philanthropic alumni + community members, as well as the dedication of our fashion faculty, students and staff who have worked diligently to acquire equipment, develop programs and renew the facilities.