Umut Kivanc Sahin (male) is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design of Istanbul Technical University. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Textile Engineering with a focus on development, application and testing the effects of novel chemistries on textile materials. He is an expert in textile materials and chemicals testing. He is the Manager of Textile Research and Quality Control Laboratory since 2013. In 2016, he was the Vice Dean at the Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design (Istanbul Technical University). His area of research activities includes chemical treatment of smart and e-textiles, testing of materials, and design of novel chemicals for textile applications. He participated in two international and ten national projects as a researcher, ten projects as an advisor, and six national projects as the coordinator. He has 25 international journal papers and 51 international conference presentations.