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Technical Textiles Researcher Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Published: February 29, 2024
Author: TEXTILE VALUE CHAIN

On February 27, 2024, United States’ National Academy of Inventors named its 2024 Class of Senior Members.

Professor Seshadri Ramkumar of the Nonwovens & Advanced Materials Laboratory at Texas Tech University, USA has been elected as a senior member this year.

United States’ National Academy of Inventors is a global network of academic inventors who hold US Patents. The academy has been recognized by the United states’ Senate, Resolution 620, 2018 and is recognized as a prestigious body support research and innovation. This year the academy has elected 124 inventors for the class of 2024.

Ramkumar’s invention FiberTect nonwoven decontamination wipe has been commercialized by Fredericksburg, VA-based First Line Technology (FLT). A new concept of Hybrid Decon has evolved out this technology. Recently, United States’ Army has proven the utility of this technology in sub-zero climates. Translational research on cotton for valued-added applications has resulted in sustainable oil absorbent. These efforts have resulted in national and international collaborations with companies such as Waco-based Hobbs Bonded Fibers and India-based Jayalakshmi Textiles.

Engaged research and outreach in the Nonwovens & Advanced Materials Laboratory at Texas Tech University has resulted in creating awareness of Technical Textiles in India, created global platform for researchers and students via “Advances in Nonwovens and Technical Textiles,” international conferences conducted in India.

Professor Ramkumar publishes a technical outreach newsletter, “TexSnips,” which gets distributed to about 2000 people all over the world on a complimentary basis.

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