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Lucy Dunne superhero

Professor, Program Director

Co-director, Wearable Technology Lab
office: 356 McNeal Hall
phone: 612-626-5901


Lucy E. Dunne, Ph.D. joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 2008. Her academic background includes degrees in Apparel Design (Cornell University, BS and MA), Electronic Engineering (Tompkins-Cortland Community College, AAS), and Computer Science (University College Dublin, PhD), and she is a co-author (with Susan Watkins) of "Functional Apparel Design: From Sportswear to Space Suits" (Fairchild Books, 2015). Her research is focused on wearability and garment-based wearable technology, and explores new functionality in apparel, human-device interface, production and manufacture, and human factors of wearable products. Dr. Dunne has received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award and the NASA Silver Achievement Medal for her work with functional clothing and wearable technology.





Wearable Technology Lab

1985 Buford Circle

240 McNeal Hall (directions and maps)
1985 Buford Avenue

P: 612.624.9700