Michael Brookes

Michael Brookes


I currently provide electron microscopy provision for the School of Design and have had many years experience involved with the testing and imaging of textiles structures. I have been a Technician in the School of Design (formally the Department of Textile Industries) since 1996. Prior to joining the school I had been in the paper making industry. I have gained a BSc covering Mechanical Engineering and Pollution Control. I am a fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society. Within the school I am a first aider and fire warden, also, assisting the security officer regularly. For the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Ciltures I am the Technician Champion.  I have been involved with a variety of outside-funded research projects that involve much work with industrial partners. I am regularly involved with instructing students and staff in textile testing methods for research projects and carrying out microscopical work for students.

  • Use of Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) imaging techniques for textiles structures and components
  • Pilling of textile structures
  • 3D imaging of textiles by use of SEM techniques
  • Technical support and instruction if required on TEXT3085
  • Ad hoc textile testing teaching for under graduate, and post graduate students


  • Faculty Technician Champion


  • Diploma of Higher Education (Teesside)
  • Diploma in Polution Control (Open)
  • B.Sc (Open)
  • C. Text (ATI)

Professional memberships

  • Textile Institute (C. Text (ATI))
  • Royal Microscopical Society (FRMS)