Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar
Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar is a tenured full professor of advanced materials and Texas Tech University. His research has resulted in commercial products such as FiberTect decontamination wipe and cotton-based oil absorbent wipes. He is credited with creating Technical Textiles revolution in India, which played a vital in India becoming self-reliant in developing PPE products during this COVID-19. He has received the highest award for research and academic efforts by the world’s largest textile related professional association, Textile Association India with its Honorary Fellowship. He is also a Fellow of the oldest charted association in the field, The Textile Institute, United Kingdom. He has been awarded the Fellowship of Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry, USA.
USA-based Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Association has given him the highest technical award in the field of nonwovens, “Mark Hollingworth Prize,” and the Division Leadership Award for his nonwovens work. He has had over 20 years of collaboration with many Indian institutes such as UICT-Mumbai, KCT, Coimbatore, etc. Since early 2000, he has been working on the promotion of technical textiles sector in India. He served as the tutor for USA-INDA’s first ever nonwovens workshop in India in January 2007.
Most recently he has been appointed as an Honorary Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Agile Manufacturing and Management at Chennai-based Grand Alliance of Management Excellence. Currently he is actively involved in research related to face masks and promoting its usefulness in protecting global citizens, via research and outreach.
He publishes an international newsletter called “TexSnips,” which is distributed globally informing researchers, industry, and academics on new developments in the field of fiber to soft materials.
Saturday 15th Feb