Seshadri Ramkumar, a professor in the Texas Tech University Department of Environmental Toxicology and lead investigator in the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory, has recently been awarded two of the most prestigious honours in the textiles field: a fellowship with The Textile Institute in the United Kingdom and the 2017-18 Professor W B Achwal Oration from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India.
“These two international honors are based on my research activity carried out over 19 years at Texas Tech University,” Ramkumar said. “This showcases the collective effort of students who have worked in my laboratory and the continued support Texas Tech has provided me all these years. I feel it is a recognition for all of us involved.”
Steve Presley, chair of the Department of Environmental Toxicology, said the awards recognise Ramkumar’s significant contributions to the textile industry at the national and international levels.
“The importance of such international recognition of Dr Ramkumar’s career-long scientific achievements and contributions to the textile industry are far-reaching and reflect the world class innovative faculty of the Department of Environmental Toxicology at Texas Tech University,” Presley said.
“Fellowship is one of the highest professional recognitions for scientists/technologists,” Ramkumar said. “The honour from this century-old, well-established body is an endorsement of the research and academic efforts at Texas Tech, which our global peers have considered worthy.”