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Samrat Mukhopadhyay

Associate Professor

Ph.D. (IIT Delhi)

Group Specialization

  • Textile Chemical Processing


  • Color Science and Communication
  • Natural Fibers and their Modifications
  • Fiber Reinforced Composites
  • Sustainable Technologies in Textile Chemical Processing
  • Technical Interventions in Handloom Sector


Dr. Samrat Mukhopadhyay is an Associate Professor at the Department of Textile Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. A gold medalist from the University of Kolkata, he subsequently did his Masters and PhD from IIT Delhi. He worked with Arvind Mills, Ahmedabad, had been teaching in various colleges in India and was with the Fibrous Materials Research Group, University of Minho, Portugal as a Post-Doctoral Scientist with the prestigious FCT grant before joining the Department. He has been working with synthetic and natural fibers, modification of fibers using physical and chemical routes, fiber reinforced composites and concrete systems, non-destructive testing of composite materials using thermography and acoustics, sustainable approaches in textile chemistry - design and process modifications leading to water and energy savings, color science and technological interventions in handloom sector. Part of his Phd work was using polypropylene filaments in single polymer composites. He was the Principal Investigator of a project sponsored by GAIL, Government of India, on development of high impact structures from single-polymer composites from HDPE. The project was successfully executed and has been selected amongst very few projects which would be funded for second stage of execution jointly with Indian Institute of Packaging, Government of India in developing prototypes. He has also worked on all-cellulose composites systems. Presently part of research groups working on extreme weather protection clothing and impact-studies in composites funded by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Government of India.

He is also guiding students under Design Innovation grants, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Ministry of Textile, Government of India. Also involved in projects where there is a joint funding from industry and Government of India for developing practical solutions in Industry under the Uchhatar Abhiskar Yojana.


  • Color Science and Communication
  • Natural Fibers and their Modifications
  • Fiber Reinforced Composites
  • Sustainable Technologies in Textile Chemical Processing
  • Technical Interventions in Handloom Sector

Teaching Pleasures

Semester Course Title No. of
1st TTL 241 Technology of Textile Preparation and Finishing 85 [Coordinator]2009 onwards
1st TTP 241 Technology of Textile Preparation and Finishing Laboratary 85 [Coordinator]2009 onwards
1st TTC 410 Technology of Textile Preparation and Finishing 55 [Coordinator]2008 onwards
1st TTP 361 Textile Testing Laboratory 55 [Coordinator]2008-09
1st TTL 361 Textile Testing Theory 71 [Coordinator]2010-11
1st TTP 200 Design of Textile Products and Process 70 [Coordinator]2011 onwards
2nd TTL 763 Technical Textiles 15 [Coordinator]2008
2nd TTP 762 Evaluation of Textile Materials 15 [Coordinator]2008-09
2nd TTD 310 Mini Project 10 [Coordinator]
2nd TTL 743 Principles of Colour Measurement and Communication 77 2009 onwards
2nd TTL 242 Technology of Textile Coloration [shared with Dr. B.S. Butola] 77 2009 onwards
2nd TTP 242 Technology of Textile Coloration laboratory [shared with Prof. M.L. Gulrajani] 20 2008 onwards
2nd TTS 310 Independent study 2 [Coordinator]
2nd TXL 743 Principles of Colour Measurement & Communication 40 [Coordinator]
2nd TXL 744 Coloration of Textiles 40 [Coordinator]

Other Activities

Interested in classical and semi-classical music. Keenly interested in photography. The photography profile can be accessed at https://500px.com/samrat_iitd . Selected recognitions in Photography One of the finalists in the Indo-Swedish photo competition and published in the book "Swedish Innovations - Indian Interpretations" [2012] The snap on "Diwan-e-Am" selected and displayed as a part of Delhi Heritage Photo Exhibition, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi [2012]. Amongst one of the Indian photographers to be chosen to be displayed in an International photography book on "Water" [three entries selected from India] the proceeds of which went to restore water in three villages in Bangladesh [published from Austria] [2012]. Third prize and two in top 50 in Picture perfect Delhi Contest, organised by Govt of NCT and judged by Ragu Rai [amongst 77,000 participants] [2013]. Solo show in Kamani Auditorium on "Music Masti - a portrait series on street children in Munirka" [2014]. One portrait selected for Abadi Art Space, an International photo gallery in South Delhi, curated by Jose Abad Laurente, Austria and Sandeep Biswas on "Human Emotions" [2014].


Awards & Achievements

Post Doctoral Grant from Ministry of Higher Studies, Portugal :

  • Qualified for the prestigious FCT grant from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Ministry of Higher Studies) Portugal to work as a Research Scientist (2006)

Best Project Guidance (Bachelors Level) :

  • Project on "RTM for advanced composites" selected as Best Project in AEC, Maharastra

Best Project Guidance (Masters Level) :

  • Project on "Fibrous Materials in concrete curing applications" selected Best Masters Project (KCT, Coimbatore)

State Level Extempore Speech Competition(1992) :

  • 1st in Inter College Extempore Speech Competition (RKMRC) (1992)

Student of the Year (1996) :

  • Selected Best Student of the Btech Batch (1996)

All India Essay and Presentation Contest, BARC, GOI (1994) :

  • 4th in All India Essay and Presentation Competition "Applications of Radioisotopes and Ionising Radiations - status in India" held by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, Government Of India (1994)

National Science Seminar by Council of Science Museums and Government of India (1989) :

  • 2nd in National Science Seminar on "Atomic Energy Potentialities and Hazards", by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, held at Bangalore (1989)

R & D Projects

Projects (Sponsored and Collaborative)
  • Detection of Non-uniformity in Fabrics

    Principal investigator:  Samrat Mukhopadhyay
    Co. Investigator:   A. Majumdar
    Start date:  2017
    End date:   Continuing

  • Single Polymer Composite Materials as Light Weight Modular System for Temporary Structures

    Principal investigator:   Samrat Mukhopadhyay
    Co. Investigator:  B. L. Deopura
    Start date:   2013
    End date:  2015

  • Random Natural Fibre Composites

    Principal investigators:   Samrat Mukhopadhyay
    Co. Investigator:  Dipayan Das
    Start year:   2012
    End year:   2015

  • Unipolymer Composite from HDPE

    Principal investigator: Samrat Mukhopadhyay
    Co. Investigator:  
    Start Year: 2004
    End Year:  2005

  • Development of Technology Package for Production of Value Added Products Using Local Wool and Blend of Local & Imported Wool

    Principal investigator:  R. Chattopadhyay
    Co. Investigator:  Samrat Mukhopadhyay
    Start Year:  2014
    End Year:  2016

  • Development of Natural Fibre Based Thermoplastic Composites Using Hybrid Yarns and Textile Performs

    Principal investigator:  R. Alagirusamy
    Co. Investigator:  A. Das and Samrat Mukhopadhyay
    Start Year:  2012
    End Year:  2015

Training Programmes

  • International Conference on Technical Textiles and Nonwovens (ICTN-2010)

    Coordinator: V. Kothari
    Joint Coordinator(s): Apurba Das,   R. Alagirusamy,   Abhijit Majumdar,   Samrat Mukhopadhyay,  
    Sponsoring Agency: 
    Start Year: 2010
    End Year: 2010

  • QIP Programme on 'Emerging Trends in Fibres and Textiles' from 6th July 2009 to 10th July 2009

    Coordinator:  Abhijit Majumdar
    Joint Coordinator(s): Samrat Mukhopadhyay,  
    Sponsoring Agency: QIP CEP IIT Delhi and DST
    Start Year: 2009
    End Year: 2009


Total numbers of publications in journals, conferences, patents applied/granted :

  • Book chapters - 5,
  • Book - 1,
  • Journal papers - 26,
  • Patents - granted 3,
  • Applied - 2,
  • Conference - 24 Any other information: H Index : 15

Important publications in last 5 years with impact factors :

  • S. Mukhopadhyay, R Fangeuiro, Physical modification of natural fibres and thermoplastic films for composites, Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, Vol. 22, No. 2, 135-162 (2009) DOI: 10.1177/0892705708091860. [IF : 1.2]
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, R Fangeuiro and V. Shivankar, ?Variability of Tensile Properties of Banana Fibers?, Textile Research Journal, 2009;79 387-393, SAGE London . [IF : 1.33]
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, D Annamalai, R Srikanta, Use of coir fibres for heat insulation, Journal of Natural Fibres, Journal of Natural Fibers,Volume 8, Issue 1, 2011 Taylor and Francais, London. [IF : 1.1]
  • Abhijit Majumdar, S. Mukhopadhyay and Ravindra Yadav, Thermal properties of knitted fabrics made from cotton and regenerated bamboo cellulosic fibres, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Volume 49, Issue 10, October 2010, Pages 2042-2048 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1290072910001523 [IF : 3.9]
  • Bansala, T., Joshi, S. Mukhopadhyay, S. Electrically conducting graphene-based polyurethane nanocomposites for microwave shielding applications in the Ku band, J Mater Sci (2016). [IF : 2.9]
  • doi:10.1007/s10853-016-0449-8, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10853-016-0449-8
  • Taruna Bansala, Samrat Mukhopadhyay, Mangala Joshi, Synthesis and shielding properties of PVP-stabilized-AgNPs-based graphene nanohybrid in the Ku band, Synthetic Metals,http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.synthmet.2016.07.034http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0379677916302685 , [IF : 2.5]
  • Adak, B., & Mukhopadhyay, S. (2016). Effect of the dissolution time on the structure and properties of lyocell-fabric-based all-cellulose composite laminates. *Journal of Applied Polymer Science*, *133*(19). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/app.43398/full [IF : 1.9]
  • Adak, B., & Mukhopadhyay, S. (2016). Effect of pressure on structure and properties of lyocell fabric-based all-cellulose composite laminates. The Journal of The Textile Institute*, 1-8., http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00405000.2016.1209827 [IF : 0.9]
  • Adak, B., & Mukhopadhyay, S. A comparative study on Lyocell-fabric based All cellulose Composite Laminates produced by Different Techniques, Cellulose (2016). doi:10.1007/s10570-016-1149-x, https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s10570-016-1149-x.pdf [IF : 3.8]
  • Bapan Adak, Samrat Mukhopadhyay, All-cellulose composite laminates with low moisture and water sensitivity, Polymer, Volume 141, 2018, Pages 79-85, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032386118301988 [IF: 3.8]

Books & Chapters :

  • S. Mukhopadhyay, "Biiodegradable yarns" in a Book on Technical Yarns, Edited by: Dr Alagirusamy and Dr Apurba Das, Woodhead Publications, London
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, “ANNs in Composites” in Soft Computing in Textile Engineering: Yarns, Fabrics, Garments and Technical Textile Applications’, edited by Dr Abhijit Mazumdar, Woodhead Publications, London
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, “Bicomponent spinning” in Advances in filament and yarn spinning of polymers and textiles edited by Prof. Dong Zhang,P113, Woodhead Publications, London
  • A Rawal and S. Mukhopadhyay, “Melt spinning of synthetic filaments”, Advances in filament and yarn spinning of polymers and textiles edited by Prof. Dong Zhang, P75, Woodhead Publications, London
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, “Natural synthetic fibres for composite nonwovens”, in Composite Nonwoven Materials – Structure and Properties, edited by Dipayan Das and B.Pourdheyimini, P20, Woodhead Publications, London.

Books/ Monographs :

Invited talks :

  • S. Mukhopadhyay, “Visions for research”, PSG College, Coimbatore, India, 08 August, 2006
  • Invited speaker on “Natural fibres” in Workshop on “Estruturas Têxteis e Estruturas Compósitas”, Portugal, 16 May 2007
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, B Bhattacharya, Natural fibers as reinforcement in concrete, Second International Conference on Natural Polymers & Biomaterials, (ICNP – 2010), Kottayam, Kerala, 24-26 Sept., 2010
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, Invited Lecture on “Composite Materials”, National symposium on Composite Materials, Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, at Nanded, 24 December, 2010.
  • Keynote address on “Natural fibre reinforced composites”, 24 th National Convention on Textile Engineers on “Textile Industry : Contemporary issues to address in upcoming years” , Institution of Engineers (India), Bangalore, 19th August, 2011
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, Textile composites in Building applications, International Conference on Sustainable habitat, 9th December 2011, IDSA auditorium, New Delhi.

International Conference Presentations :

  • S. Mukhopadhyayand B.L. Deopura, “Innovations in Fiber Science” presented jointly with Prof. Deopura in the India International Centre, New Delhi, organised by NITRA, Ghaziabad. (March, 2001)
  • S. Mukhopadhyay , "Medical Textiles" presented at the Government Central Textile Institute, Kanpur at the AICTE Short Term Training Programme organised through Indian Society for Technical Education on Technological Developments in Textiles (Dec 2001)
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, R. Alagirusamy and B.L. Deopura, "Gradient Drawing of filaments",Conference on Fibers and Fibrous structures, Charlotte, USA, (March 2004). [Presented by Prof. B L Deopura]
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, R. Alagirusamy and B.L. Deopura "Unipolymer composites",2nd Indo Czech Conference, India, (Nov 2003).
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, R. Alagirusamy and B.L. Deopura, "Continuos production Polypropylene filaments with high thermal stability"International Conference HPTEX, Kumaraguru College, India (August 2004).
  • B Dhurai, P. Subhas,  S. MukhopadhyayDevelopment of Needle Punched Nonwoven Fabric From Human Hair , International conference on Advances in Fibrous Materials, Nonwoven and Technical Textiles, 7-9 August 2006 [Presented by Ms. B Dhurai]
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, V L Venkatesh Babu and Prem Kumar, Jute Nonwovens in concrete curing application, International Conference On Technical Textiles, (IIT Delhi November 11-12, 2006)
  • S. Mukhopadhyay , J. Srinivasan, R. Srikanta, V. Ashok, International Conference on Natural Fibers, Effect of ageing on properties of sisal – polyolefin composites, (December 08th 2006, IIT Delhi) [Presented by Mr. R Srikanta]
  • S. Mukhopadhyay , R. Srikanta, V.Ashok, Scharer Schweiter Mettler AG, (India) Studies on Properties of Sisal-polyolefin Composites (3 rd to 6 th July 2007,11 th European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymers, Bolton, Manchester, UK)
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, R Fangueiro & V.S.Shivankar, “Studies on mechanical propertie of Banana Fiber”.International Conference on Natural Polymers, Kottayam, Kerala India, Nov 19-21 2007.
  • S. Mukhopadhyay , Natural fibres in concrete reinforcement – expanding vistas, APA: International Conference on Polymers: Visions and Innovations, APA 2014, February 19-21, 2014, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
  • B Adak and S. Mukhopadhyay, Preparation of all cellulose composite laminates from jute fabric by partial dissolution of cellulose surface in ionic liquid, IIT Delhi, ICTN 2014.
  • Taruna Bansala, S. Mukhopadhyay, Mangala Joshi, APA 2013 International Conference on Polymers on the Frontiers of Science and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, Title: Morphology and electrical conductivity studies on Graphene based Thermoplastic Polyurethane nanofibrous mats. Feb 21-23, 2013.
  • Taruna Bansala, S. Mukhopadhyay, Mangala Joshi, International symposium on polymer science and Technology, at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, India. Electroactive Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) thin films : Synthesis and characterization of Ag-doped reduced graphene oxide based thermoplastic polyurethane nanocomposites. MACRO-2015, 23-26 January, 2015.
  • Taruna Bansala, S. Mukhopadhyay, Mangala Joshi, Plastindia 2015 - the 9th International Plastics Exhibition and Conference on at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, Thermoplastic polyurethane nanocomposites based on carbon nanotubes, graphene and silver nanoparticles embedded grapheme. February 5th - 10th, 2015.
  • Taruna Bansala, S. Mukhopadhyay, Mangala Joshi, Amitava Bhattacharyya India International Science Festival, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India, "Modified graphene and nanographite based nanocomposite coatings for stealth applications", DEC. -8 2015.
  • S. Mukhopadhyay and B Adak, “Advances in Single Polymer Composites”, Textile Academia Conference, 18th February, 2016, IIT Delhi.
  • Taruna Bansala, S. Mukhopadhyay, Mangala Joshi , Asian Workshop on Polymer Processing (AWPP-2016), Nov. 6-9 2016 in Melbourne, Vic Australia. Poster Presentation on “Graphene Based Polyurethane Nanocomposites: A Novel Material For EMI Shielding Coatings".
  • Taruna Bansala, S. Mukhopadhyay, Mangala Joshi Plastindia 2015 - the 9th International Plastics Exhibition and Conference on February 5th-10th at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Title of the poster: Thermoplastic polyurethane nanocomposites based on carbon nanotubes, graphene and silver nanoparticles embedded graphene.
  • Taruna Bansala, S. Mukhopadhyay, Mangala Joshi, Textile Academia Conference on 15th-18th February 2016, IIT Delhi, India, titled "Electromagnetic shielding behavior of graphene structures in Ku band region".

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