Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Dr Ramkumar receives Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award
Dr Ramkumar receives Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award
21
Jan '10
Texas Tech University System, USA has awarded the Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award for TTU to Seshadri Ramkumar, an associate professor of nonwovens and advanced materials at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University. Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award is the highest award given by Texas Tech University System to a faculty member who has excelled in research.

TTU System awards a top researcher at each of its three component universities, TTU, TTUHSC and Angelo State University with this highest research award. This award is highly competitive and the candidates are evaluated at several levels by committees before the final award is made.

Ramkumar's award was announced by TTU University System Chancellor Kent Hance in a news conference on Dec. 11, 2009. President Guy Bailey of Texas Tech University presented Dr. Ramkumar's accomplishments, which enabled him to receive the award.

With the distinguished research award, Dr Ramkumar received a medallion and cash award for his research on nonwovens and technical textiles at Texas Tech University.

Dr. Ramkumar manages the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA. His research focuses on nonwovens and technical textiles. Special focus of his laboratory is to find value-added applications to cotton and other natural fibers using emerging technologies such as nonwoven technologies, plasma and nanotechnology. Dr. Ramkumar has been playing a leadership role for the past 5 years in promoting technical textiles sector in India.

Ramkumar came to Texas Tech in 1999 and joined the Institute of Environmental and Human Health in 2002. His research has lead to the development of Fibertect a patented nonwoven decontamination wipe. The product was found to outperform other products in tests conducted by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Ramkumar's nonwoven fabric work has received international publicity. He has received almost $4 million in external funding for his research. He has received the Technical Textiles Accomplishments Award, an international award presented for nonwovens research, Lubbock's Top Twenty Under 40 Award in 2007, the Scientist of the Year award from the Lubbock Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists and the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce's Innovation in Technology Award.

He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Anna University in India and his doctorate from the University of Leeds, England. He originally designed and developed the INDO-US collaborative conference, Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Nonwovens and Technical Textiles-ATNT, which has been held every year in South India since 2004.

Texas Tech University


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: ITMA 2015

Textiles | On 21st Jun 2018

Italy to host textile machinery fair ITMA in 2023

ITMA, the trendsetting textile and garment technology platform, will...

Courtesy: Connor Group

Textiles | On 21st Jun 2018

Protectionism top threat to textile sourcing: William Connor

Protectionism is the biggest political factor and threat affecting...

NRF urges US Congress to step in, stop trade war

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Jun 2018

NRF urges US Congress to step in, stop trade war

The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently urged the US Congress...

Interviews View All

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid
UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Productivity, creativity and innovation play a vital role in the growth of ...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Kamal Kulshreshth

Colorjet is among the fastest-growing wide format digital inkjet print...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search