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Ramkumar wins ‘Scientist of the Year’ award

December 1st, 2009 / By: / Advanced Textiles, Industry News

The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation is a national group focused on advancing science in America. It recently awarded Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, associate professor of nonwoven materials at Texas Tech University, with the “Scientist of the Year” award for his development of the Fibertect decontamination wipe. In a head-to-head test with 30 other products conducted by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Fibertect wipes were the best for cleaning up chemical warfare agents and toxic chemicals. Ramkumar currently holds two patents on nonwoven fiber technologies and has two additional patents pending.

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