Dr. Arzu Vuruskan received her Bachelor (2002) and Master (2005) degrees from the Department of Textile Engineering at Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey. She got her second Master degree (2009) from Germany, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Textile and Clothing Management programme; she got a DAAD award for this study program. Through her studies in Germany, she focused on made-to-measure clothing for performance sportswear and 3D body scanning; and took part in university-industry projects realized with Adidas and Hugo Boss. Her PhD studies at the Department of Textile Engineering (Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey, 2010) investigated the body shapes by means of 3D body scanning, and mass customization in apparel. As a follow up of these research, she recently has been in the US at the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design at Cornell University, as a Fulbright visiting scholar between the years of 2015-2017.
She started her professional career as a merchandiser in an apparel manufacturing plant (2002-2003); and continued her academic career as a Research Assistant (2003-2005), and as an Instructor (2006-2011) at Izmir University of Economics. She was appointed as an Assistant Professor in 2011 and as an Associate Professor in 2020.
Among her research interests are clothing technology, functional clothing design, apparel fit and customization, CAD systems and innovations in fashion industry.
Her administrative duties included the position as Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design at Izmir University of Economics between the years of 2011-2015.