Textile Waste Recycling, bio-based composite materials, Structural and energy absorbing composite materials, Textile waste based composite materials
Brief Research Profile:
I did my Bachelor of Textile Engineering from Shivaji University Kolhapur, India (from 2010 to 2014); while studying for my Bachelor of Textile Engineering, I developed a keen interest in textile materials and learned that textile materials could direct the world toward sustainable living. I pursued a Master of Textile Engineering from India’a Premier Institute (from 2014 to 2016), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (QS rank 174). During my M.Tech. I went deep into the research related to the modeling of textile materials. During My M.Tech. I developed a novel geometric model of 3D braided structures and designed a machine to develop 3D braided structures. I also developed 3D braided glass yarn preforms and their composites; characterized the developed composites for their mechanical properties.
After completion of M.Tech. Textile Engineering, I worked at Trident Limited as General Manager in the Department of Innovation and New product development (Home Textiles- Terry towels and Bedsheets) for fourteen months. The primary responsibilities were designing new products using new fibres, yarn structures, fabric weaves, chemical finishes, etc.
Intending to solve the textile waste problem, I joined Doctoral studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. I worked on textile waste upcycling during my Ph.D. (from 2018 to 2021). The textile waste-based composites developed during my Ph.D. have exhibited mechanical performance suitable for applications such as automotive components (Interior furniture of cars, trains, buses, cargo trucks), Construction materials (Partition walls, interior furnishings, etc.). During my Ph.D., I worked three months each at the Department of Advanced Fibro Science, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan (August – October 2018), and at the Department of Material Science, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic, under the ERASMUS program (April – June 2019). At Kyoto Institute of Technology, I worked with Prof. Kimura to learn the fundamentals of textile waste-based composites manufacturing with an emphasis on textile waste reinforced composite materials. At the Technical University of Liberec, I worked with Prof. Rajesh Mishra to develop textile waste-based composites loaded with cellulosic microparticles and graphene-based nanoparticles.
After completion of Ph.D. I worked as Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi for a period of about one year.
Kamble, Z., & Behera, B. K. (2020) Upcycling textile waste towards green nanocomposites, 3rd International Conference on Waste Management, IIT Guwahati, India.
Kamble, Z., & Behera, B. K., Mishra, R. (2019) Upcycling textile waste towards green nanocomposites. International Conference on Advances in Textile Materials and Processes, UPTTI, Kanpur, India.
Kamble, Z., & Behera, B. K. (2019) Upcycling textile waste into fibre reinforced composites. 47th Textile Research Symposium, Technical University of Liberec, Czech republic.
Behera, B. K., Kamble, Z. (2019) Upcycling textile waste towards a sustainable industry. 19th World Textile Conference-Autex 2019, Ghent University, Belgium.
Kamble, Z., & Behera, B. K., Kimura, T., Haruhiro I. (2018) Investigation on mechanical properties of thermoset composites reinforced with fibres recovered from textile waste and graphite oxide. International Conference on Advances in Textile Materials and Processes, UPTTI, Kanpur, India.
Kamble, Z., & Behera, B. K. (2016) Geometrical modelling of four directional 3D braided structures. 44th Textile Research Symposium, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
Upcycling Textile Waste to Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
Kamble Z, Behera BK
Upcycling Textile Waste Towards Green Nanocomposites