A. Professional Honors and Awards


  1. Merit Scholar of the Government of Andhra Pradesh (India) throughout the undergraduate degree program.

  2. Awarded the following prizes by the University of Madras for outstanding performances in undergraduate and graduate programs.

    The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Award, 1976.

    The A. L. Mudaliar Prize, 1976.

    The Mrs. Kannammal Krishnaswami Memorial Prize, 1976 and 1978.

  3. Recipient of the J.N. Tata Endowment Trust Award 1979-80, (Bombay, India) for higher studies abroad.

  4. Received an Award from ACIMIT (Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) to visit Italy during Summer of '87 for meetings/discussions with Textile Machinery Manufacturers on current advancements in textile machinery, Greenville, SC, March 1987.

  5. Advisor to a student (Mr. Ted Uiterwyk) on his undergraduate project that won the first prize in the Student Computer Software Contest conducted by the National Council for Textile Education in 1986.

  6. Finalist in the ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) New Engineering Educator Excellence Awards Competition, 1987-88.

  7. Nominated by the School of Textile Engineering for the Georgia Tech Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 and 1990-91.

  8. Recipient of the 1989 Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., March 1989.

  9. Advisor to a student (Ms. Anne Marie Nichols) on her Special Problems Project; the paper based on the research received the Society for Women Engineers Regional Award, April 1990.

  10. Recipient of the BEST PAPER Award (Process Technology) at the 1991 TAPPI Nonwovens Conference, May 1991.

  11. Invited Lecturer, NATO Advanced Study Institute on Advancements and Applications of Mechatronics Design in Textile Engineering, April 3-16, 1992, Side, Turkey.

  12. Advisor to a student (Ms. Sungmee Park) on her Special Topics Course; the fabrics designed in the course received three Honorable Mention Awards in the Design Competition conducted by the Carnegie Foundation, June 1992.

  13. Member, Textile World's 125th Anniversary Panel, Spring, 1993.

  14. The Panel was responsible for identifying the 25 most significant technologies introduced in the textile industry during the last 25 years.

  15. Fellow, The Textile Institute (UK), September 1994.

  16. The Textile Institute was established under a Royal Charter in 1925 and is the professional organization for textile scientists and engineers in the world. It is analogous to the IEEE for electrical engineers. Fellowship is conferred on individuals who have made major creative contributions to the development of the field.

  17. Juror, The 1995 Fiber Art Exhibit, The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, May 2 - June 29, 1995, Atlanta, Georgia.

  18. Invited to serve and serving on a three-member panel that will jury the submissions.

  19. Georgia Outstanding Manufacturing Researcher of the Year Award, April, 1997.

  20. Recipient of the Award during Manufacturing Appreciation Week from Georgians for Manufacturing in recognition of outstanding research in Manufacturing.


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