Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar

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Professor, Nonwovens & Advanced Materials


Ph.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


Research Interests:

Advanced Materials



ENTX 6115-004 Seminar on Countermeasures to Chemical and Biological Threats

ENTX 6314-001 Countermeasures to Chemical Warfare and Chemical Toxins




Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar is currently a full professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology at 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.


Selected Publications:

1.  Atmospheric plasma effect on cotton nonwovens;  Jinka, S., Turaga, U., Singh, V.,  Wolf, R., Ramkumar, S. ; Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2014,

     53 (32), pp 12587–12593


2.  Novel Natural Sorbent for Oil Spill Cleanup; Vinitkumar Singh, Sudheer Jinka, Kater Hake, Siva Parameswaran, Ronald J. Kendall, and

     Seshadri Ramkumar, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2014, 53 (30),  pp 11954–11961


3.  Breathability of standalone poly(vinyl alcohol) nanofiber webs ; Turaga, U, Singh, V., Behrens, R., Korzeniewski, C., Jinka, S., Smith, E.,

     Kendall, R.J., Ramkumar, S. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2014, 53 (17), pp 6951–6958


4.  Comments on “Hollow Carbon Fibers Derived from Natural Cotton as Effective Sorbents for Oil Spill Cleanup” Singh, V., Ramkumar, S. Ind.

     Eng. Chem. Res., 2014, 53 (8), pp 3412–3412


5.  U. Turaga, V. Singh, S. Ramkumar Biological and Chemical Protective Finishes for Textiles. Chapter 18, pp. 555-574, Woodhead Publishing

     Limited – 2014 (Editor Reviewed)





Nonwovens &

Advanced Materials


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