Bipin Kumar

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Dr. Bipin Kumar graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India, with a Ph.D. in Textile Engineering in 2013. Currently, he is an assistant professor in the Department of Textile Technology at IIT Delhi. Prior to joining IIT Delhi, he was a research assistant professor (2016–2017) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He also served as a cultural ambassador (2014–2016) to the United States at the University of California Davis via the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship program. His main research focuses on smart fibrous/polymeric materials and related fabric structures. He has more than forty publications in leading refereed SCI journals of materials, textiles, and medical fields, seven patents, three authored books, and many other academic publications. He has been awarded several prestigious awards including the Entrepreneur Faculty Award (IITDAA, 2020), IEI Young Engineer Award (Institute of Engineers, 2019), Teaching Excellence Award (IIT Delhi, 2018), DST INSPIRE Faculty Award 2016 (DST, 2016), Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research (UC Davis, 2016), and many more. He holds editorial membership at several international refereed journals including Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics and Fabrics, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists Journal of Research, Fibres & Textiles in Eastern Europe, Advance Research in Textile Engineering, Current Trends in Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering and Journal of Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology. Dr. Kumar’s research team launched their first commercial product, KAWACH Mask, in May 2020 at the time of the COVID-19 emergency. He is leading two successful start-ups at IIT Delhi, ETEX and SWATRIC, to commercialize several textile innovations for engineering and medical applications, including KAWACH masks, antiviral T-shirts, anti-radiation garments, Indian flags, E-textiles, anxiety garments, and more.

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This book offers a detailed understanding of the principles, procedures, equipment, and operation of selected technologies used to manufacture and evaluate intelligent multifunctional textiles and apparel goods. Leading experts from different domains of polymers, fiber production, nanotechnology, and textile chemical finishing address the entire production process by delving into crucial concepts and topics such as the development, characterization, and potential applications of functional materials. Textiles for Functional Applications is an excellent resource for researchers, designers, and academics who want to learn more about designing feasible functional textiles.

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