Subhash Batra

Lifetime Technical Achievement Award

2002

NCRC, NCSU

Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center

College of Textiles, N.C. State University

Education

1976-1977 SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, M.I.T., Cambridge, Massachusetts. S.M. (Management), 1977.


Subash K. Batra

1975-1976 Visiting Fellow. Course work in finance, planning and policy,
control systems, and organizational behavior studies.
1962-1966 RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE, Troy, New York Ph. D. (Mechanics). Course work in applied physics, mathematics and Engineering.
1958-1961 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, Massachusetts. S.M. Course work in mechanical engineering and textile technology.
1953-1957 DELHI UNIVERSITY, Delhi, India.B.S. Course work in textile technology.

Employment Experience

1991- to date NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, Raleigh, North Carolina.
2001 Visiting Professor, Chemistry Dept. Duke University, Durham, NC
2001-2002 Sloan Industry Fellow, HCTAR, Harvard Univ, Cambridge MA
1991-1999 Director, (1999-2000) Director Emeritus, Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center
1996-… Charles A. Cannon Professor, Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM), and Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science
1988-1990 NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, Raleigh, North Carolina
Professor, Associate Head, Graduate Administrator, Department of Textile and Apparel Management (TAM), and Professor, Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science. Served as Interim Head of TAM February 1990 to August 1990.
1977-1988 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
Professor (1984-), Associate Professor (1977-1984) Responsibilities in teaching and research in the areas of textile and fiber science, and management
1970-1977 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Research Associate. Responsibilities in research, teaching, management of laboratories: wrote proposals, reports, and technical papers: presented talks at conferences: reported to and dealt with sponsors: supervised research assistants: guided theses. On leave of absence 1975-1977.
1966-1970 BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, Troy, New York.
Senior Scientist.-Conducted and supervised research: wrote proposals, reports, and technical papers: reported to the sponsors.
1962-1966 RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE, Troy, New York.
Graduate Assistant. Taught undergraduate mechanics: carried out theoretical research for dissertation.
1961-1962 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Research Engineer. Managed a laboratory and conducted research in textile structures.1959-1961 Research Assistant– Assisted in research on mechanical behavior of textile structures.
1957-1958 AHMEDABAD NEW COTTON MILL No. 2, Ahmedabad, India
Supervisor. Responsible for production supervision in the weaving department.
1955-1956 DELHI CLOTH MILL, Delhi, India
Trainee. In the spinning department.
Summers
1960 CELANESE FIBER COMPANY, Charlotte, North Carolina Mechanical Engineer. Developed a novelty yarn.
1962 BENET LABORATORY, Watervliet Aresnal, Watervliet, New York. Mechanical Engineer. Studied the mechanical properties of “whiskers” single crystals.

Consulting Experience

  • FIBERWEB North America, Simpsonville, SC (1995)
  • BROMBERG and SUNSTEIN, Boston, MA (1995-1966)
  • FIBER DYNAMICS, High Point, NC (1991-1993)
  • LAHORE UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, Pakistan (1991-)
  • NEWMAN,WILLIAMS,ANDERSON, AND OLSON, Chicago, IL (1985)
  • BERNARD,CASSISA,BABST & SAPORITO, Metairie, LA (01984)
  • EXXON CHEMICAL CO., P.O. BOX 4255, Baytown, TX 77520 (1981)
  • MONSANTO TRIANGLE PARK DEVELOPMENT CENTER, INC. Research Triangle
  • Park, NC 27709 (1979-1983)
  • AVTEX FIBERS INC., Front Royal, VA (1978)
  • THE WORLD BANK, Washington, DC (1975-1977)
  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON, New Brunswick, NJ (1976)
  • DATA PACKAGING CORPORATION, Cambridge, MA (1975)
  • KENDALL RESEARCH LABORATORY, Lexington, MA (1974)

Professional Experience

  • Secretary and Member of the Governing Council, The Fiber Society, 2001-
  • Member, Steering Committee, NCRC/TRI-Princeton/The Fiber Society 1996 Joint Conference on “Advances in Fiber, Textile and Nonwovens:Science and Technology”, May 13-15, 1996
  • Chair, Steering Committee, NCRC/TRI-Princeton/The Fiber Society 1995 Joint Conference on “Advances in Fiber, Textile and Nonwovens:Science and Technology”, May 9-11, 1995
  • Program chair, spring 1993 Technical Symposium of the Fiber Society
  • President, The Fiber Society, 1989
  • Vice President, The Fiber Society, 1988
  • Editorial Advisory Committee (Member) of Nonwoven Research Journal
  • Principal Investigator, NSF Planning Workshop on Research Needs in Fiber, Textile and Related Industries, May 1987
  • Chairman, Gordon Research Conference on Fiber Science, 1985
  • Vice Chairman, Gordon Research Conference on Fiber Science, 1984
  • Member, The Fiber Society Governing Council 1985-1988
  • Member, 1978-1984 Textile Industries Division, ASME Executive Committee
  • Vice Chairman, 1982-1983 ASME TID Executive Committee
  • Conference Chairman, 1983 Annual TID Conference
  • Chairman. 1983-1984 ASME TID Executive Committee
  • Program Chairman, 1978 Annual TID Conference
  • Program Chairman, 1980 Annual TID Conference
  • Secretary-Treasurer, 1978-1979, 1979-1980, 1980-1981, 1981-1982
  • Program Co-Chairman, Fall 1982 Technical Symposium of the Fiber Society

Professional Affiliations

  • ASME (Fellow), The Fiber Society (Honorary Member), Sigma Xi (Life Member)
  • The Textile Institute (Fellow), American Academy of Mechanics (Founding Member),
  • New York Academy of Science, Phi Kappa Phi.

Professional Recognitions

  • Sloan Industry Fellow, Visiting Professor, Harvard Center for Textile and Apparel Research (HCTAR), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 2001-2002
  • Elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Fiber Society, 2001-2006
  • Awarded “Doctor Honoris Causa” Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic, 2000
  • TAPPI, Nonwovens Division Hollingsworth and Vose Award, 1998
  • Awarded Cannon Professorship, College of Textiles, NCSU 1996-
  • E.R. Schwarz Lecturer, Textile Industry Division, ASME 1995
  • Awarded Honorary Membership of the Fiber Society, 1994
  • Invited to lecture at the China Textile University, Textile Academy, Beijing and Northwest Institute of Textile Science and Technology, Xi’an in PRC, 1993
  • Keynote Speaker at the Int. Conference on Nonwovens, held by North-India Section of The Textile Institute, Manchester, UK, New Delhi, India- December 1992
  • Visiting Scholar, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1992
  • Awarded 1990 Harold Dewitt Smith Medal and Award of the ASTM and The Albany International Research Co.
  • Elected, President of The Fiber Society, 1989
  • Elected, Vice-President of The Fiber Society, 1988
  • Appointed Member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Nonwovens Research Journal, 1988
  • Invited to organize and lead an NSF Planning Workshop on Research Needs in Fiber Textile and Related Industries, May 1987
  • Invited to lecture at China Textile University & other textile universities in PRC, 1987
  • Elected, Member of Phi Kappa Phi, 1986
  • Elected, Member of The Fiber Society Governing Council 1985-1988
  • North Carolina – Israel Exchange Scholar, 1984
  • Elected, Vice Chairman (1984), Chairman (1985) of the Gordon Research Conference On Fiber Science
  • Elected, Fellow Grade Member ASME, 1984
  • Elected, Chairman, ASME TID Executive Committee, 1982-1983
  • Elected, Vice-Chairman, ASME TID Executive Committee, 1982-1983
  • Elected, Fellow of the Textile Institute, UK, 1979
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