Profile of Prof. Arun Vijayan

Professional Brief

 

Academic Profile

Ph.D., Advanced Textiles, University of Leeds, UK
M.Sc., Textile Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK
BTech., Textile Technology, PSG Institute of Technology, India

Professional Experience

PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India
Head R&D and Product Development, Centre of Excellence Industrial Textiles (COE InduTech) PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore India
Professor, Department of Textile Technology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India
Adjunct Professor, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore, India
Adjunct Professor, PSG Institute of Technology and Advanced Research, Coimbatore, India
Research Lead, Advanced Materials & Technologies, Centre for Advanced Materials & Performance Textiles, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
Industrial Partnerships Consultant, Industry and Institutions Collaborations, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
RMIT University & Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC), Melbourne, Australia
Project Head / Defence Materials Scientist Combat Clothing in Land Program, for DMTC, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
International Liaison Officer, overseas organisations and institutions’ for R&D linkage, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
Teaching, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
CSIRO – Common Wealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation, Geelong, Australia.
Defence Scientist DSTO (Defence Science &Technology Organisation), Melbourne Australia.
Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO, Geelong, Australia
Research Scientist, CSIRO, Geelong, Australia
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, CSIRO, Geelong, Australia
Formulation Scientist, Unilever, Port Sunlight, UK
Teaching Fellow, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Research Fellow, DSTL- Defence Science Technology Laboratory collaboration with University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Product Development Engineer, KG Denim International, Coimbatore, India

Teaching

High Performance Fibres, BTech Textile Technology, PSG College of Technology, India
Coloration and Finishing Technology, MTech Textile Technology, PSG College of Technology, India
Advanced Textile Materials and Nano Technologies, Masters of Textiles & Entrepreneurship, RMIT University, Australia
Sustainable Product Design and Development for Fashion and Textiles, Masters of Textiles & Entrepreneurship, RMIT University, Australia
Advanced & Nano Materials Case Studies, Masters of Textiles & Entrepreneurship, RMIT University, Australia
Major Project in Advanced & Functional Textiles, Bachelor of Applied Science, Fashion and Textile Merchandising, RMIT University, Australia
Operations Management, Masters of Business Administration, University of Leeds, UK
Advanced Colouration & Finishing Technology, Masters of Textile Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK
Textile Physics, Masters of Textile Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK

Honors, Awards & Grants

EPSRC Fellowship(Engineering and Physical Science Council)
2001 - 2005
Commonwealth Fellowship
1999 - 2000
Research Excellence Award – National – Australia
2015
Best Research and Development Collaboration Award - BHERT (Business & Higher Education National Award) nominee Australia
2015
CSIRO Research of the Year Award
2009
Science & Innovation Award – EPSRC (European Physical Science Research Council)
2005
Research Partnership Award – EPSRC
2002
Certification of Merit & Gold Medal winner Outstanding Performance Masters of Science
2000

Research Interests

  • Protective Clothing and Defence Materials Manufacturing
  • High Performance Fibres
  • Advanced Functional Materials and Smart Textiles
  • Light Weight Composites

Professional Body and Membership

  • Australian Standards Board committee member for nanotechnology, and product safety, Australia.
  • TFIA – Textile and Fashion Industry of Australia Ltd committee member, Australia.
  • M-Tex TCF mining collaboration committee by TFIA to foster research collaborations in the Australian mining sector.
  • The Fiber Society, Emerald Literati Network.
  • Society of Dyes and Colourist, Bradford UK.
  • Textile Research Journal.
  • Journal of Industrial Textiles.
  • Journal of Applied Polymer Science.
  • Journal of Adhesive Science and Technology.

Research Activities

Emergency Smoke and Anti-pollution Disposable Respirators with Nano Functionalised Activated Carbon for the Removal of Combustion by-products and Toxic Volatiles, Industry Collaboration
PSG Centre of Excellence Industrial Textiles (COE InduTech) PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. | 2018 - Current
Development of Light Weight Defence Combat Helmets – PL, Industry Collaboration
PSG Centre of Excellence Industrial Textiles (COE InduTech) PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. | 2018 - Current
Development of iCVD Coating Technology for Waterless Finishing of Textiles Industry Collaboration
PSG Centre of Excellence Industrial Textiles (COE InduTech) PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. | 2018 - Current
Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes/Epoxy Impregnated Nylon 6,6 Woven Fabric Composites for Stab Resistance
PSG Centre of Excellence Industrial Textiles (COE InduTech) PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.
Development of High Strength Combat Clothing to mitigate Blast Shrapnel Impact
Australian Defence DMTC Project’ Commonwealth Funding with Industry Partnership | 2012 - 2016
Protective Fabrics to Mitigate Shrapnel Impact
Industry and Australian Defence DMTC Project, Commonwealth Funding | 2011 - 2013
Stab and Slash Resistance using High Performance Materials for Defence and Police Applications
Industry and Australian Defence DSI (Defence Science Institute) funding| 2012 - 2016
Quick Dry Tropical Uniforms
Industry and Australian Defence DMTC Project’ Commonwealth Funding| 2012 - 2016
Blast Protective Undergarments for Fragmentation Protection
Industry and Australian Defence DMTC Project’ Commonwealth Funding| 2012 - 2014
Fire Retardant / Moth Proof / Antibacterial Socks for Defence Applications
Industry and Australian Defence DMTC Project’ Commonwealth Funding| 2014 - 2016
Development of Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Tender Specification
Australian Standards Boards Member | 2016
Novel Car Seat Materials and Designs
Who-Rae Industry Sponsored Project, Australia | 2012 - 2015
Light-weight Functional Space Suits for Astronauts to minimize Spinal Elongation
ESA- European Space Agency Germany Sponsored project | 2013 - 2015
Next-to-skin Performance Fabrics for improved Thermal Resistance
Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Programme, research connections & Wildernesswear Australian Industry Sponsored Project with Industry Partners| 2015
Advanced Seamless Knitting for Defence Applications
Australian Defence DMTC Project | 2013 - 2014
Light Weighting Composites for Defence Applications, Australian Defence DMTC Project, together with RMIT School of Aerospace
RMIT University Australia and Industry Collaboration| 2014 - 2015
Colouration of High Performance Fibres used in Bicycle Sportswear
GRT Developments Industry Sponsored Project, Australia | 2014
High Visibility Clothing for the Australian Rail Industry
Metro Rail Australian Government Funded Project | 2013
Selective Conductive Textile Sheaths for Bio-impedance Analysis
Ti2 Industry Sponsored Project, Australia | 2013
Carbon Nanotubes for Ballistic Protection
Australian Defence DSTO (Defence Science and Technology Organisation) funded Project with Industry Collaboration | 2006 - 2010
Digital Inkjet Printing of Disruptive Camouflage Patterns
Australian Defence DSTO (Defence Science and Technology Organisation) funded Project with DSTL UK| 2006 - 2008
Digital printing on wool
AWI (Australian Wool Innovation), Australia | 2006 - 2008
Flexible Batteries
Australian Defence DSTO (Defence Science and Technology Organisation) funded Project with Industry Collaboration | 2008 - 2010
UV Resist Functional Coatings for Outdoor Tents and Bunkers
Australian Defence DSTO (Defence Science and Technology Organisation) funded Project with Industry Collaboration | 2008 - 2010
Non-crimp fabrics – investigation of micro-cracking in carbon/epoxy nonwoven composites
CRC - Auto (Cooperative Research Centre for Automotive Research) Australian Government funded Project with Industry Collaboration | 2008 - 2010
Natural Fibre-based Nonwoven Composites
CRC-ACS (Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures), Australia, funded project with Industry Collaboration | 2008 - 2010
Innovative Printing using Digital Inkjet Technology on Fibre Substrates
Longina Phillips Designs, Australia, and RMIT University Industry Collaboration Project | 2006 - 2008
Quick Dry Tropical Uniforms
Industry and Australian Defence DMTC Project’ Commonwealth Funding| 2012 - 2016
Digital Inkjet Printing of Polypropylene for Outdoor Applications
Gale Pacific, Australia, Industry Collaboration Project | 2006 - 2008

International Patent

A Removable Car Seat Cover having a predetermined ore-weakened failure zone of a known bursting strength for facilitating reliable airbag deployment.
Arun Vijayan, A Jadhav, R Padhye
WO2015154147 A1 | 2015

Books/Book Chapters Published

The Diffusion of Digital Inkjet Printing in the Textile Industry
Arun Vijayan
University of Leeds | 2005
Fabric Sourcing & Selection in Chapter 5 In: Garment manufacturing technology
Arun Vijayan, A. Jadhav
Woodhead Publishing, 1st Edition, in press | 2015

Publications

Antimony Pentoxide and Bismuth Oxide Coating on Knitted Fabrics for X-ray Shielding.
Arun Vijayan, H. Maghrabi, P. Deb, and L. Wang
Journal of Industrial Textiles | 2018 | Accepted
‘A Study of Shielding and Comfort Performance for Selected Fabrics Used as Casing Material for X-Ray Protective Aprons’.
Arun Vijayan, H. Maghrabi, L. Wang, P. Deb
Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics | 2017 | Vol 10 (2)
‘Bismuth Oxide Coated Fabrics for X-Ray Shielding’.
Arun Vijayan, H. Maghrabi, P. Deb, L. Wang
Textile Research Journal | 2016 | Vol 86 (6)
‘Evaluation of X-ray Radiation Shielding Performance of Barium Sulphate-Coated Fabrics’.
Arun Vijayan, H. Maghrabi, F. Mohaddes, P. Deb, L. Wang
Fibers and Polymers | 2016 | Vol 17 (12)
Design of Seamless Knitted Radiation Shielding Garments with 3D Body Scanning Technology.
Arun Vijayan, H. Maghrabi, L. Wang, P. Deb
Procedia Technology | 2015 | Vol. 20, PP. 123-132
‘The Impact of Super-absorbent Materials on the Thermo-physiological Properties of Textiles’.
Arun Vijayan, S. Houshyar, R. Padhye, A. Jadhav, S. Ranjan
Textile Research Journal | 2015 | Vol 85 (6), PP. 601 – 608
Evaluation of thermal, moisture management and sensorial comfort properties of super absorbent polacrylate fabrics for next-to-skin layer in firefighters protective clothing.
Arun Vijayan, R. Nayak, S. Kanesalingham, S. Houshyar, L. Wang, R. Padhye
Fibers and Polymers | 2017
‘Effect of repeated laundering and dry cleaning on the thermo-physiological comfort properties of aramid fabrics’.
Arun Vijayan, R. Nayak, S. Houshyar
Fiber and Polymers | 2016
'Chemical and water protective surface on cotton fabric by pad-knife-pad coating of WPU-PDMS-TMS'.
Arun Vijayan, A. Moiz, R. Padhye, X. Wang
Cellulose | 2016 | Vol. 23 (5), PP. 3377-3388
‘Apparent Volumetric Shrinkage of RTM6 Resin During the Curing Process and Its Effect on the Residual Stresses in a Composite’.
Arun Vijayan, K. Magniez, N. Finn
Polymer Engineering and Science | 2012 | Vol 52, pp. 346 - 351
‘Degradation of Fluorescent High-visibility Colours Used in Safety Garments for the Australian Railway Industry’.
Arun Vijayan, S. Islam, M. Jones, R. Padhye, L. Arnold
Journal of Safety Research | 2015 | Submitted
‘Modularity based method for development of complex nested symmetry groups with geometrically different tiles’.
Arun Vijayan, O. Gavrilenko
Journal of the Textile Institute | 2015 | Submitted
Modification of the surface of a polycotton fabric with thermoplastic polyurethane, polydimethylsiloxane and trimethylated silica to produce durable superhydrophobicity’.
Arun Vijayan, A. Moiz, M. Jones, R. Padhye
Applied Surface Science | 2015 | Submitted
‘Impact resistance and comfort features of 3D knitted fabrics for sports’.
Arun Vijayan, L. Wang, R. Nayak, S. Kanesalingham, V. Libeson, L. Arnold, R. Padhye
Textile Research Journal | 2015 | Submitted

Conferences / Workshops

‘Development of Combat Uniform Fabrics to Mitigate Injury from Small Fragments’.
Arun Vijayan, T. Pierlot, A. Y. Bhoyro, H. Billon, K. Bocock, J. Chavan
IPAC PASS (Personal Armour Systems Symposia), Amsterdam, Netherlands | 2016
High Strain Rate Tensile Properties of Baslat Reinforced Polymer Composites
Arun Vijayan, A, Daliri, D. Ruan, C. H. Wang
ECCM17 – 17TH European Conference on Composite Materials, Germany. | 2016
Comfort Characteristics of Selected Textile Fabrics Proposed for Use as X-Ray Protective Apron Casing
Arun Vijayan, H. Maghrabi, R. F. Mahbub, A. Vijayan, P. Deb, L. Wang
The 9th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, Melbourne, Australia. | 2016
An overview of lead aprons for radiation protection: are they doing their best?
Arun Vijayan, Maghrabi, H.,Deb, P., Wang, L.
In: Proceedings of the 8th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium (TBIS), Zadar, Croatia | 2015
‘Supply network performance and Adinkra industrial production challenges in Ghana’
Arun Vijayan, J. Aboagyewaa – Nitiri, M. Fergusson
Design for Business: Research International Conference, Melbourne | May 2015
Evaluation of Combat Uniforms for Tropical Environment.
Arun Vijayan, T. Pierlot
Poster presentation DMTC Conference, Canberra, Australia. | March 2015
Manikin Testing of High Strength Combat Uniforms.
Arun Vijayan, T. Pierlot
Poster presentation DMTC Conference, Canberra, Australia. | March 2015
‘High strength fabrics for combat clothing’.
Arun Vijayan, T. Pierlot
Land Forces Australia Asia Indo-pacific Conference | September 2014
‘The Diffusion of Digital Inkjet Printing in the Textile Industry’.
Arun Vijayan, T. F. Burgess, S. M. Burkinshaw
EUROMA, Operations Management as a Change Agent, Insead, Fontainebleau | 2004 | June 27 - 29
‘Diffusing Digital Ink-Jet Printing as a Production Innovation in the Printed Textiles Industry’.
Arun Vijayan, T. F. Burgess, S. M. Burkinshaw
15th Annual POM Conference, Cancun, Mexico | 2004 | April 30 - May 02