Biography

Dr. Sumit Mandal is an Assistant Professor of Textile Science in the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising (DHM) at Oklahoma State University (OSU), USA. He did his Postdoc from Empa-Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science, Switzerland; PhD from University of Alberta, Canada; Post Graduate Certificate from Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom; Masters from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong; and Bachelors from Calcutta University, India. His research primarily focuses on thermal protective textiles, clothing, and equipment for the safety of high-risk sector workers. He is motivated to develop new equipment and protocols for testing the textile materials used in protective clothing under different hazardous exposures such as flame, radiant heat, hot surface, steam, hot water splash, and chemicals. He also supervises graduate students at OSU in the field of protective clothing for different occupational hazards and acts as scientific reviewer and associate editor for many peer reviewed journals (e.g., AATCC Journal of Research, Textile Research Journal, International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics). He has published 1 book, 8 book chapters, more than 30 journal papers, and presented his research work in different countries such as India, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, England, Canada, and the USA.He has secured funding from various national and international agencies and designated as a Killam Laureate in the field of Natural Science and Engineering from Canada. He is the professional member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA), American Association for Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), OSU Fire Council, and currently actively contributing for the USA NC 170 Multistate Research Project on Personal Protective Technologies for Current and Emerging Occupational and Environmental Hazards.