Bugao Xu, Ph.D.

University of North Texas
Professor & Chair
(940) 369 - 8915

Dr. Bugao Xu received his Ph. D. from the University of Maryland at College Park in August 1992, and started his career at the University of Texas at Austin as an Assistant Professor in January 1993.  After 23 years of service at UT Austin, he joined the faculty of the University of North Texas (UNT) in 2016. Currently, he is a professor and chairman in the Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing of UNT. His investigative research was focused on digital modeling and characterization of textile materials, 3D body imaging, virtual clothing, apparel fit and customization, and made-to-measurement technology.  He is also interested in cross-disciplinary research, such as obesity assessment and automated pavement inspection. He has authored over 150 refereed journal papers (132 in SCI journals) and more than 70 peer-reviewed conference proceedings. As a PI, he received a total of $5 million grants from NSF, USDA, NIH, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Food and Fiber Commission, Texas Department of Transportation, Cotton Inc., Walmart Foundation, VF and other private businesses. He also provided consultative or cooperative work to many companies such as P&G, Unilever, J&J, Maytag, and Cotton, Inc.