A meeting of Research Advisory Committee is convened every year towards seeking directions and valuable inputs from experts in the field of textiles. The committee comprises of technologists from industry, scientists and academicians, and they meet the research staff of SITRA to discuss SITRA’s on-going research projects and its implementation. The Committee also suggests new areas of research, subject to availability of facilities and funds.
Fifty fifth meeting of SITRA’s Advisory Committee for Research and its implementation was held on 3rd and 4th May, 2019 at SITRA, Coimbatore
The meeting was presided over by Dr.K.V.Srinivasan, Chairman, Council of Administration, SITRA and attended by a total of thirty three members across both days. Heads of various departments as well as officers of SITRA attended the meeting. Chairman welcomed the committee members and introduced new members of the committee and scientific staff of SITRA. Dr. Prakash Vasudevan initiated the meeting’s agenda by requesting members to suggest to SITRA the directions and nature of projects to be undertaken in the coming years. Totally 36 projects were discussed during the meeting and they were grouped under three panels. The panel discussing papers under Mechanical processing, Operational Studies and Engineering was held on 3rd May, 2019 and was chaired by Dr.Peer Mohammed. The “Medical Textiles” and “Chemistry” panels were held on 4th May, 2019 and were chaired by Dr.Umamaheswari and Dr.S.Subramanian respectively.
The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks by Director, SITRA who thanked all members for their active participation and useful suggestions for each and every project that was discussed. SITRA hopes to take forward the suggestions recommended in the meeting by putting earnest efforts in implementing them in the ongoing and forthcoming projects.