A professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology and The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX/USA, Prof. Seshadri Ramkumar has been awarded a gold medal and honorary membership in The Textile Association (India) (TAI), Mumbai/India, the world's largest association in the field of fiber and textiles.
Ramkumar is being recognized for a lifetime of contributions and service in helping lead the growth of the textiles sector in India. Through approx. 20 years of work, he helped India strengthen its place in the textile sector to the point where it was self-reliant in personal protective equipment (PPE) during the Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier in his career, he was named a TAI honorary fellow.
»It is gratifying to note that the work we are doing at Texas Tech is impacting globally and connecting professionals for the betterment of lives. «
Prof. Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University
Honorary membership is the organization's highest honor and is awarded to people who have been significant contributors to expanding the nation's textile industry within the country and internationally. Ramkumar is the first honorary member selected since 2015. The TAI comprises more than 26,000 members and dates to 1939.
The award was presented during the organization's World Textile Conference-3, which was held February 25, 2023, in Ahmedabad/India. Ramkumar received the honor from Bhupendrabhai Patel, Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat/India.