Izabela L. Ciesielska-Wrobel is a Senior Assistant Researcher at the Centre for Textile Science and Engineering Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering of Ghent University in Belgium. She was a Visiting Professor (2014-2016) at North Carolina State University. She obtained her Master Degree in Textile Engineering at Lodz University of Technology in Poland where after completing her PhD studies and PhD defense in 2007 she continued her studies on comfort in textiles, including protective textiles as well as haptic perception of textiles as an Assistant Professor and Adjunct. She has published over 50 studies, including refereed papers and conference materials. She in a co-author of two patents. She is a reviewer of many textile Journals, a Vice- Editor of Autex Research Journal. She is a beneficiary of two prestigious and competitive European grants, namely: Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship for Career Development (2010 – 2012) and Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (2014-2017).