Dr. Samrat Mukhopadhyay is Professor at the Department of Textile Technology and Fibre Engineering, 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.



  • Sustainable chemical processing
  • Interventions in handloom sector
  • Fibre reinforced composites
  • Graphene and Mxene based materials






No. of



TTL 241

Technology of Textile Preparation and Finishing


[Coordinator]2009 onwards


TTP 241

Technology of Textile Preparation and Finishing Laboratary


[Coordinator]2009 onwards


TTC 410

Technology of Textile Preparation and Finishing


[Coordinator]2008 onwards


TTP 361

Textile Testing Laboratory




TTL 361

Textile Testing Theory




TTP 200

Design of Textile Products and Process


[Coordinator]2011 onwards


TTL 763

Technical Textiles




TTP 762

Evaluation of Textile Materials




TTD 310

Mini Project




TTL 743

Principles of Colour Measurement and Communication


2009 onwards


TTL 242

Technology of Textile Coloration [shared with Dr. B.S. Butola]


2009 onwards


TTP 242

Technology of Textile Coloration laboratory [shared with Prof. M.L. Gulrajani]


2008 onwards


TTS 310

Independent study




TXL 743

Principles of Colour Measurement & Communication




TXL 744

Coloration of Textiles





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].



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)



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



  • 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 :

  • Journal papers - 87,
  • Patents - Granted 4,
  • Book chapters - 10,
  • Book - 1,
  • Conference - 34
  • Invited talks - 12
  • Any other information: H Index : 21
  • Full list of publications at Google scholar link:


Important Publications with Impact Factors :


  • Ahmed, A., Sharma, S., Adak, B., Hossain, M.M., LaChance, A.M.,Mukhopadhyay, S.and Sun, L., 2022. Two-dimensional MXenes: New frontier of wearable flexible electronics

          InfoMat4(4), p.e12295.    [IF=25.4]  


  • Sharma, A., Verma, C.,Mukhopadhyay, S., Gupta, A., Gupta, B., 2022. Silver Nanoparticle-Embedded Nanogels for Infection-Resistant Surfaces. ACS Appl. Nano Mater.           [IF= 5.1]


  • Kaur, J., Sengupta, P. andMukhopadhyay, S.,2022. Critical review of bioadsorption on modified cellulose and removal of divalent heavy metals (Cd, Pb, and Cu). Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research61(5), pp.1921-1954.                                                                       [IF=4.3]


  • Ahmed, A., Adak, B. andMukhopadhyay, S., 2022. Smart Textile-Based Interactive, Stretchable and Wearable Sensors for Healthcare. Chapter in book: Nanosensors for Futuristic Smart and Intelligent Healthcare Systems. CRC Press.


  • Jalil, M.A., Ahmed, A., Hossain, M.M., Adak, B., Islam, M.T., Moniruzzaman, M., Parvez, M.S., Shkir, M. andMukhopadhyay, S., 2022. Synthesis of PEDOT: PSS Solution-Processed Electronic Textiles for Enhanced Joule Heating. ACS omega7(15), pp.12716-12723.              [IF =3.51]  


  • Singh, V.K. andMukhopadhyay, S., 2022. Banana fibre-based structures for acoustic insulation and absorption. Journal of Industrial Textiles51(9), pp.1355-1375.                 [IF =3.8]


  • Dandegaonkar, G., Ahmed, A., Sun, L., Adak, B. andMukhopadhyay, S., 2022. Cellulose based flexible and wearable sensors for health monitoring. Materials Advances.             [IF=coming]


  • Singh, V.K. andMukhopadhyay, S., 2022. Studies on the effect of hybridization on sound insulation of coir-banana-polypropylene hybrid biocomposites. Journal of Natural Fibers19(1).          pp.349-358.[IF=5.3]


  • Singh, P., Verma, C.,Mukhopadhyay, S., Gupta, A. and Gupta, B., 2022. Preparation of thyme oil loaded k-carrageenan-polyethylene glycol based hydrogel membranes as a wound care system. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 618, pp.121661.[IF=5.9]



  • Panda, S. K. B. C., Sen, K., &Mukhopadhyay, S. 2021. Sustainable pretreatments in textile wet processing. J. Clean. Prod.329(November), 1–20.                               [IF=9.3]


  • Faruk, M.O., Ahmed, A., Jalil, M.A., Islam, M.T., Adak, B., Hossain, M.M. andMukhopadhyay, S., 2021. Functional textiles and composite based wearable thermal devices for Joule heating: progress and perspectives. Applied Materials Today23, p.101025.                               [IF=10.04]


  • Faruk, M.O., Ahmed, A., Adak, B., Marzana, M., Hossain, M.M. andMukhopadhyay, S., 2021. High performance 2D MXene based conducting polymer hybrids: synthesis to emerging applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry C9(32), pp.10193-10215.                                        [IF= 7.4]


  • Ahmed, A., Adak, B., Faruk, M.O. andMukhopadhyay, S., 2021. Nanocellulose coupled 2D graphene nanostructures: Emerging paradigm for sustainable functional applications. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research60(30), pp.10882-10916.                                              [IF =4.4]


  • Singh, C.J.,Mukhopadhyay, S.and Rengasamy, R.S., 2021. Fibrous coalescence filtration in treating oily wastewater: A review. Journal of Industrial Textiles, p.15280837211040863.  [IF = 3.7]


  • Singh, C.J.,Mukhopadhyay, S.and Rengasamy, R.S., 2021. Oil separation from oil in water emulsion by coalescence filtration using kapok fibre. Environmental Technology, pp.1-13.   [IF = 3.2]


  • Panda, S. K. B. C., Sheikh, J., &Mukhopadhyay, S. 2021. Low environmental impact in cotton knit processing with reuse of raw wastewater. J. Text. Inst., 0(0), 1–10.      [IF=1.9]



  • Ahmed, A., Jalil, M.A., Hossain, M.M., Moniruzzaman, M., Adak, B., Islam, M.T., Parvez, M.S. andMukhopadhyay, S., 2020. A PEDOT: PSS and graphene-clad smart textile-based wearable electronic Joule heater with high thermal stability. Journal of Materials Chemistry C8(45), pp.16204-16215.  [IF=7.4]


  • Ahmed, A., Hossain, M.M., Adak, B. andMukhopadhyay, S., 2020. Recent advances in 2D MXene integrated smart-textile interfaces for multifunctional applications. Chemistry of Materials32(24), pp.10296-10320.                                                                                                      [IF=9.7]


  • Panda, S. K. B. C.,Mukhopadhyay, S., & Sheikh, J. 2020. A Novel Technique for Direct Reuse of Wastewater in Combining Scouring and Bleaching of Cotton Fabric. J. Text. Inst., 111(7), 1064–1075.                                          [IF=1.9]


  • Singh, V.K. andMukhopadhyay, S., 2020. Hybrid biocomposites. Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research (IJFTR)45(2), pp.224-246.                                        [IF=0.655]



  • Ahmed, A., Adak, B., Bansala, T. andMukhopadhyay, S., 2019. Green solvent processed cellulose/graphene oxide nanocomposite films with superior mechanical, thermal, and ultraviolet shielding properties. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces12(1), pp.1687-1697.   [IF=8.7]                  


  • Bansala, T., Joshi, M. and Mukhopadhyay, S., 2019. Electromagnetic interference shielding behavior of chemically and thermally reduced graphene based multifunctional polyurethane nanocomposites: A comparative study. Journal of Applied Polymer Science136(25), p.47666.      [IF=3.12]


  • Galav, L., Mukhopadhyay, S. and Deopura, B.L., 2019. Effect of compatibilizer on mechanical properties of chemically treated coir/polypropylene composite.                      [IF=.65]



  • Adak, B. and Mukhopadhyay, S., 2018. All-cellulose composite laminates with low moisture and water sensitivity. Polymer141.  pp.79-85 [IF=4.43]                                                            


  • Roy, P.K., Mukhopadhyay, S. and Butola, B.S., 2018. A study on durable flame retardancy of jute. Journal of Natural Fibers15(4), pp.483-495.                                                [IF=5.3]



  • Adak, B. and Mukhopadhyay, S., 2017. A comparative study on lyocell-fabric based all-cellulose composite laminates produced by different processes. Cellulose24(2), pp.835-849.[IF=5.1]


  • Adak, B. and Mukhopadhyay, S., 2017. Effect of pressure on structure and properties of lyocell fabric-based all-cellulose composite laminates. The Journal of The Textile Institute108(6), pp.1010-1017.    [IF=1.9]


  • Singh, V.K.,Mukhopadhyay, S. and Das, D., 2017. Recipe optimisation for sugarcane bagasse fibre reinforced soy protein biocomposite. Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research (IJFTR)42(2), pp.132-137.                                                                                                                            [IF=0.65]



  • Adak, B. and 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 Science133(19). [IF=3.1]


  • Adak, B. and Mukhopadhyay, S., 2016. Jute based all-cellulose composite laminates. Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research (IJFTR)41(4), pp.380-384.                                                  [IF=0.65]


  • Singh, V.K. andMukhopadhyay, S., 2016. Manufacturing methods for acoustic textiles. In Acoustic textiles (pp. 93-113). Springer, Singapore.


Depatment of Textile and Fibre Engineering

IIT Campus, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016 Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016