Dr. R.P. Nachane , Chairman
Mobile: +91 9820680579
Dr. R.P. Nachane completed his M.Sc. in Physics from IIT Mumbai and Ph.D in Physics from the University of Mumbai. He is the Fellow of the Textile Association (FTA), India and Chartered Fellow of The Textile Institute, Manchester, U.K.
Dr. R.P. Nachane was the former head of Quality Evaluation & improvement Division of ICAR-CIRCOT. He has vast experience in cotton quality determination, cotton structure analysis and testing. His area of expertise is on fibre physics and he has guided many Masters and Ph.D students for their research degrees. He was the first person to have given mathematical analysis of the phenomenon of "Inverse Relaxation". The first person in the world to have reported the phenomenon “Inverse Creep”.He is one of the founder members of Indian Fibre Society. He has more than 50 research papers in International Journals and has presented more than 50 research papers presented in Conferences. He has 4 number of patents to his credit.
Shri Ravi Prakash Gurjar , Secretary
Address: Nalanda 9/203 Swami Samarth Nagar Andheri (W), Mumbai 400053 Tel: 022-26330312
Shri Gurjar Joined CIRCOT on 1st January 1974, worked in QEID for six years and transferred to CBPD in 1980. He Worked in CBPD for 34 years on various projects on “Byproduct utilization of cotton plant and other agro residues” and “finishing treatments on cotton and blended fabrics.
He has around 40 years of experience in dealing with cotton byproducts for various end uses such as panel boards, composite board, fibre board, hard board, pulp & paper and also in textile finishing. He got retired from ICAR service on 31st May 2014 as principal scientist and Head, Chemical and Bio chemical division of CIRCOT, ICAR. He is presently serving as secretary of IFS since year 2014. He is one of the founder members of IFS.
Dr. (Mrs.) Sujata Saxena, Joint Secretary
Address: Director’s residence, CIFE New campus, Yari Road, Versova, Mumbai 400061
Tel: 022-24127273 ext. 154
Mobile: +91 9892651038
Dr. Sujata Saxena holds a Doctorate in Chemistry for which she received Junior and Senior Research fellowship from CSIR. She is currently working as Principal Scientist and Head I/C of Chemical and Biochemical Processing Division at ICAR- Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (CIRCOT), Mumbai.
She has published more than 50 scientific papers, articles and book chapters, has applied for four patents and has presented more than a dozen papers at national and international Conferences. She was invited to attend the first meeting of the International Consortium on PPE for pesticide applicators held at Lyon, France during June, 2015 to present her work in this area. She has been associated with many professional societies and is currently also holding the charge of the Treasurer of Indian Society for Cotton Improvement, Mumbai. She is a Fellow of the Textile Association of India, Mumbai. She is associated with various BIS sub-committees on textiles and is reviewer for many National and International journals.