Thaliyil V. Sreekumar

Reliance Industries Ltd, India

Thaliyil V. Sreekumar was born in Kerala, India, in 1970. He received his M.S. degree in chemistry from University of Calicut, Kerala, India, and the Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, New Delhi, India. Sreekumar worked as a Project Associate at the Department of Textile Technology, IIT Delhi from 1994 to 1998, and from 1998 to 2000 he was a Senior Research Fellow in the same institute. He was a Senior Scientific Officer with the Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA) for a brief period of one year from 2000 to 2001. From 2001 to 2004 he was a Research Scientist at the school of Polymer Textile and Fiber Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga, USA. From 2004 to 2008 he was a Dy. Director with Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of India. Presently, he is working as a General Manager (R&D) with Reliance Industries Ltd, India. He is mainly interested in high strength fibers and their composites including carbon fiber and carbon nanotubes. His other interests include silver nanoparticle impregnated fibres for antimicrobial and inherently colored fibers. In 2008, he was the recipient of the DRDO Technology Day Titanium medal and certificate from the Scientific Adviser of Indian Defense Minister.

Biography Updated on 27 January 2011

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