Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University, USA
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women will be organizing an international conference in collaboration with Texas Tech University, USA in its campus in Coimbatore, India between January 30th and 31st, 2019.In continuation with the tradition, Lubbock-based Texas Tech University will be organizing the eighth “Advances in Sustainable Materials, Nonwovens, Technical Textiles and Textile Machinery,” conference popularly known as ATNT in Coimbatore during January 2019.
The INDO-US collaborative conference will provide a cost effective platform for international stakeholders in the advanced textiles field to discuss new developments such as cutting-edge improvements in cotton production and technology, sustainable textile materials, eco-friendly processing, nonwovens, industrial textiles and functional materials in an open platform.
In speaking about the conference, Dr. Premavathy Vijayan, Vice Chancellor, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, stated, “Our institute is pleased to collaborate for the second time, with Texas Tech University in organizing the ATNT event on advanced textiles.” Commenting on the scope of the event, Dr. Premavathy Vijayan further added that Avinashilingam Institute has been pioneering in research efforts on sustainable materials and bio textiles and hence this forum is a perfect fit for us to partner with Texas Tech University, which is a leader in the field of cotton and technical textiles.
Dr. N. VasugiRaaja, Dean, School of Home Science at Avinashilingam Institute will work with this scribe side-by-side in conducting the international conference. Dr. VasugiRaaja stated that this event provides ample opportunities for international stakeholders, as India is an important place for textile and manufacturing sectors.
The deliberations will be published in a reputed international journal which may benefit scientists and academics for their carrier development. The organizers hope to provide focused interactive sessions with the international industry to help grow business initiatives and gain useful information on new research and business developments. Many global international professional and industry organizations will be supporting the event.
The theme and the location of the conference are ideal for global players in the field of textiles to assemble in India for the eighth time as ATNT. A call for presentations and sponsorship’s is being issued for the proposed international event.