Protective Textiles Webinar

January 23, 2013

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Recorded January 23, 2013
Presented by Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University

Protective Textiles and formulations are ubiquitous these days whether in a hospital or a restroom environment. A good understanding of the importance of textiles and related materials for providing improvements in healthcare and personal protection is much needed for individuals in the textile and chemical industry.

This webinar will provide an overview of military textiles such as chem-bio suits, decontamination wipes, and medical textiles. New developments in these fields will be discussed. The overall aim of this webinar is to provide valuable information for new entrants to this field as well as provide new information, which will benefit textile and chemical industry professionals.

Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University
Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory, Texas Tech UniversityPh.D. Materials, Textiles and Fiber Science, University of Leeds, England 1998; M.S. Technology, Anna University, India 1994; B.S. Technology, Anna University, India 1992

Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar is currently an Associate Professor of Technical Textiles in the Department of Environmental Toxicology, Texas Tech University. His research focuses on developing value-added materials using nonwoven and nanotechnology. He supervises the Nonwoven and Advanced Materials Laboratory at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, TTU. He currently holds two US patents and two US pending applications. He is the editor of a comprehensive magazine on technical textiles: Nonwoven and Technical Textiles that will be published from fall 2007. He is the editorial board chairman of Nonwoven and Technical Textiles Journal. He serves in the editorial boards of three international peer-reviewed journals. He is the Co-chairman of The Association of Nonwoven Industry’s India committee. He has successfully organized four international conferences on advances in fibrous materials. To date, he has graduated 13 MS and PhD students at Texas Tech University. His research on nonwoven decontamination wipe has resulted in technology transfer and will be commercialized very soon.

Dr. Ramkumar is an active member of AATCC where he is chair of the Materials Interest Group and on its Board of Directors. He is a frequent presenter at the AATCC International Conference and other Association programs.

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