BTRA is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. T V Sreekumar as director in place of Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay who was retired recently.

Dr. T. V. Sreekumar completed his Ph.D. in Fibre Science & Polymer Technology from Department of Textile Technology, Indian Institutes of Technology Delhi and Post-Doctoral Research from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. He has over 25 years of experience in senior management, technology strategy, research and development, teaching, testing and quality assurance in Academic, Chemical, Material and Textile Industry. He is a winner of Technology Day Titanium Medal and certificate from Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister. He has published 28 research papers in reputed international journals, 2 book chapters, more than 3500 citations for the papers published and inventor of 21 patents. He had opportunity to work and publish with 1996 Chemistry Nobel Prize Winner, Prof. Richard E Smalley. He was invited for giving lectures at reputed universities and organizations such as United Nation Head Quarters New York, Deakin University Australia, Georgia Institute of Technology USA, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), DRDO and several other Indian engineering colleges/ Universities. He is an INAE-AICTE Distinguished visiting Professor.

His wealth of knowledge and proven track record in the areas of Material Science, Polymer Science, Fibre Science, wet spinning, melt spinning, Carbon fibre, Acrylic Fibre, CNT Fibre, Specialty polyester, cost reduction etc. will assist BTRA to grow and expand in the newer area of textile technology.