Seshadri Ramkumar, manager of the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH), will be given the honorary fellowship Jan. 28, 2011, by The Textile Association (India).
The award will be given in January during the 66th annual conference of the society in Bangalore, India.
Ramkumar specializes in technical textiles, and is best known for creating Fibertect, a decontamination technology developed in 2005. With his team at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech, Ramkumar leveraged the absorbent capabilities of cotton to create the Fibertect wipe that can absorb and neutralize gases and liquids that might be used in chemical warfare.
“I offer hearty congratulations to Dr. Ramkumar for this accomplishment,” said Provost Bob Smith. “This is outstanding news, and a very high-level honor and recognition for him, TIEHH and Texas Tech. It also serves as recognition of the high-caliber research we do at Texas Tech that will usher us to Tier One status.”