Prof. Sabu Thomas is one of India’s most renowned scientists known for his contributions in polymer science and nanotechnology.
He is a scientist, administrator and a teacher of national and international students. He joined Cochin University of Science
and Technology, India, to pursue his bachelor’s degree in polymer science and rubber technology. He went on to complete his
Ph. D. at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. After attaining industrial experience, he returned to Mahatma
Gandhi University, India, as a lecturer. He currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of the Mahatma Gandhi University. He has
guided over 116 Ph. D students. He has received several national and international awards for best researcher and is a member
of numerous scientific bodies and committees. He has been honoured with honorary doctorates from University of South Brittany,
France; University of Lorraine, France and Siberian Federal University, Russia. He has authored more than 1,200 research publications
and 156 books. He has been ranked 114th in the list of the world’s best scientists (Stanford University, USA). He was also
selected for the DST Nanomission award 2020. He received Honorary Professorship from Siberian Federal University in 2020.
Last year he was honoured with C.N.R Rao Award Prize Lecture in Advanced Materials by Materials Research Society of India
(MRSI). He was elected as the Foreign Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc)-2019. In 2022 he was honoured the
Bailey Medal Award and in 2021 was awarded the Kairali Lifetime Research Award 2021 by the Kerala government. Seiko Jose PhD
is a scientist, working at ICAR-Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar, Rajasthan, India. He has over 17 years’
experience in textiles including time spent in industry and academia. His industrial experience is focused on wet processing
of cotton, silk, and linen processing units. For the last 8 eight years of his research career, he has worked with a range
of natural fibres such as, wool, jute, pineapple leaf fibre, coir, flax, and ramie. He has contributed to 30 research papers
and 9 book chapters. His major research areas are extraction and characterization of natural fibre, textile dyeing and finishing,
eco-friendly textile processing, natural fibre composites, and natural dyes.