Prof.Amit Rawal has obtained his Ph.D in technical textiles from The University of Bolton, UK. He also received Masters of Philosophy from The University of Manchester, UK. He has several years of Post-Doctoral research experience in various countries including South Africa (Council for Scientific & Industrial Research), Belgium (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and UK (University of Bolton). He is a recipient of Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers for carrying out the research work in the area of nonwovens in Germany. Recently, he has been awarded Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship to initiate collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. In addition, he has received numerous awards including Young Researcher Fellowship from prestigious M.I.T, Cambridge for exemplary research in Computational Mechanics, Fellowship of the Textile Institute, CSIR special research award and Outstanding Young Faculty Fellowship by Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD). Currently, he is working as Professor at the Department of Textile Technology, IIT Delhi. He has published several papers in the field of nonwoven and braided materials. He has developed various three-dimensional (3D) analytical models for predicting geometrical, mechanical and wetting properties of various nonwoven and allied structures. His research interests are not only limited to structure, mechanics and wetting behavior of textile and allied materials but also focused on the structure-property relationship of: carbon nanotube sponges, electrospun mats, low surface energy superhydrophobic fibrous mats, geotextiles, composites, auxetic, piezoresistive and piezoelectric materials.
Harnessing the robust, scalable, and highly porous nonwoven metamaterials with interface engineering aided carbon nanotubes for oil spill clean-ups, Total Amount: US$237,000, 2018, PI.
Development, Characterization and Modelling of Self-Powered Nanogenerators on Flexible Fibrous Assemblies, Indo-Hungarian Project, Total Amount: US$245,000, 2012, PI.
Role of Nonwoven Architecture on the Properties of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, British Council Travel Grant (India-UK Staff Exchange Programme),Total Amount: US$5,000, 2012, PI.
Nonwovens Research Laboratory, Department of Science and Technology (India), Total Amount: US$1 million, 2009, Co-PI.
Auxetic Hybrid Circular Braids with Elastic Core for Dental Floss Applications, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (India), Total Amount: US$20,000, 2009, PI.
Modelling of Pore Size Distribution of Nonwoven Geotextile Structures, Department of Science and Technology (Fast Track Programme for Young Scientists), Total Amount:US$36,000, 2008, PI.
Investigation on Poissonâ€™s Ratio of Flexible Fibrous Assemblies, IIT Delhi, Total Amount: US$30,000, 2008, PI.
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