Dr.D.Raja, M.Tech., Ph.D
Professor,
Department of Fashion Technology,
Sona College of Technology, Salem
Ph: +91 - 427 - 4099999 / Ext: 835
Email: rajad[At]sonatech.ac.in



ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
Qualification Field of Specialization Year of passing Class School/ College / University
Ph.D Textile Technology 2013 Highly Commended Anna University, Chennai.
M.Tech Textile Chemistry 2008 I Class with Distinction Anna University, Chennai.
AMIE Textile Engineering 2006 No class announced by IEI The Institution of Engineers (India), Calcutta
ADCA Computer Application 1999 I Class DOEACC – New Delhi
Diploma Textile Technology 1994 I Class with Distinction Thiayagarajar Polytechnic College, Salem

Title of the PhD thesis
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSVERSE WICKING MEASUREMENT DEVICE AND ANALYSIS OF DYNAMIC LIQUID TRANSFER BEHAVIOUR OF THE FABRICS

Areas of specialization


SUBJECTS TAUGHT / ABLE TO TEACH (UG)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Organization Designation Period of Service
From To
Sona College of Technology Salem – 636005 Professor 1st Feb’ 2019 Till Date
Sona College of Technology Salem – 636005 Associate Professor 1st Oct’ 2013 31st Jan 2019
Sona College of Technology Salem – 636005 Senior Assistant Professor 1st Dec’ 2011 30th Sep’ 2013
Sona College of Technology Salem – 636005 Senior Lecturer 1st Oct’  2010 30th Nov’ 2011
Sona College of Technology Salem – 636005 Lecturer 10th Nov’ 2008 31st Sep’ 2010
Thiagarajar Polytechnic College Technology Lecturer 9th Oct’ 1995 10th Jun’ 2003

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE
Organization Designation Period of Service No of Years
From To
Golden Spinning Mills, Salem Maintenance supervisor Jul’ 1994 Jul’ 1995 1 years
Vertex Fabrics (P) Ltd., Avinashi. Junior Merchandiser Jul’ 2003 Jun’ 2006 3 years

R & D AND FDP FUNDS RECEIVED FROM DST/AICTE/IEI
S.No. Name of the Funding Agency(AICTE / Others) Name of the Scheme Name of the Coordinator Name of the Co-Coordinator Programme Title Year of Funding
1 DST FIST Dr.G.Gunasekaran Dr.D.Raja
Dr.C.Prakash
Textile Fabric Defect Detection using Intelligent Image Analytics 2017
2 DST Instrumentation Development Programme Dr.D.Raja Mr.K.Mani
Dr.G.Gunasekaran
Modification of Industrial Grade Sewing Machine for Differently Abled persons 2016
3 The Institution of Engineers (India) R&D Grant-in-aid Scheme Dr.D.Raja Mrs.S.Priyalatha Design, development and optimisation of a moisture management simulator to quantify moisture transfer in active sportswear 2016
4 DST Womens Technology Park Dr.M.Usha Dr.D.Raja Sewing machine for differently abled women 2016
5 AICTE Staff Development Programme(SDP) Dr.C.V.Koushik Dr.D.Raja Advances in Functional Finishes on Textiles and Garments 2011
6 AICTE Staff Development Programme (SDP) Dr.C.V.Koushik Dr.D.Raja Computer-Integrated Fabric, Apparel Design and Garment Manufacture 2010

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS (WITH IMPACT FACTOR)
  1. Raja, D., Arputharaj, A., Prakash, C., Babu, V. R., & Koushik, C. V. (2010). Study on dyeing behavior of cotton/organic cotton knitted fabrics. Indian Journal of Science and Technology3(7), 746-751.
  2. Raja, D., Koushik, C. V., Ramakrishnan, G., Subramaniam, V., & Ramesh Babu, V. (2012). Measuring in-plane liquid spread in fabric using an embedded image processing Technique. Fibres & Textiles in Eastern Europe. 20(4 (93)), 72-76
  3. Raja, D., Ramakrishnan, G., Babu, V. R., Senthilkumar, M., & Sampath, M. B. (2014). Comparison of different methods to measure the transverse wicking behaviour of fabrics. Journal of Industrial Textiles, 43(3), 366-382.
  4. Raja, D., Ramesh Babu, V., Ramakrishnan, G., & Senthilkumar, M. (2013). Effect of cyclic stress on the transverse wicking behaviour of cotton/lycra knitted fabrics. Journal of the Textile Institute, 104(5), 502-510.
  5. Raja, D., Kouhik, C. V., Ramakrishnan, G., Babu, V. R., & Subramaniam, V. (2012). Horizontal liquid spreading behaviour of hybrid yarn woven fabric using embedded image analysis principle. Vol. 37, December 2012, pp. 381-384
  6. Raja, D., Babu, V. R., Senthilkumar, M., Ramakrishnan, G., & Kannan, N. (2014). A dynamic sweat transfer tester for analyzing transverse sweat transfer properties of multi-weave structure fabrics. Journal of Industrial Textiles, 44(2), 211-231.
  7. Raja, D., Prakash, C., Ramakrishnan, G., & Koushik, C. V. (2014). Influence of blend ratio and linear density on liquid spreading characteristics of bamboo/cotton-blended yarn knitted fabrics measured by liquid spread tester. The Journal of The Textile Institute, 105(8), 842-849.
  8. Raja, D., Prakash, C., Gunasekaran, G., & Koushik, C. V. (2015). A study on thermal properties of single-jersey knitted fabrics produced from ring and compact folded yarns. The Journal of The Textile Institute, 106(4), 359-365.
  9. Dr.D.Raja and Dr.CM.Senthilkumar (2016).Novel device for evaluating sweat evaporation characteristics of woven and knitted fabrics. Indian Journal of Fibres & Textile Research (Press)
  10. Priyalatha, S., & Raja, D. (2017). Investigation on wicking behavior of the knitted fabrics under different deformation state. The Journal of The Textile Institute, 108(7), 1112-1121.

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
  1. D. Raja, “Dyeing behavior of fabrics produced from organic and ordinary types of cotton using Natural dyes”, International conference ATNT 2007, 14-16 July 2008, organized by Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore and Texas University USA Coimbatore.
  2. D. Raja and C.V.Koushik, “Dyeing behavior of fabrics produced from organic and ordinary types of cotton using Reactive Dyes,” 3rd International Textile Conference on Global Textile Vision Strategic Initiatives, 28-30th August 2009, organized by International Textile Educational Consortium & SSM College of Engineering, Komarapalayam,
  3. D. Raja and C.V.Koushik, “Horizontal wicking behavior of woven fabrics made from ring and compact spun yarns using embedded image analysis principle”, International conference “ATNT 2011”, 15 – 17th December 2011, organized by Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore,
  4. D. Raja and C.V.Koushik, “Investigation of Horizontal liquid spread in textiles – A modified method using digital image processing”, International Convention cum Pre-Conference Workshop on Innovations in Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Development, 3rd -5th September 2012, organized by Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam.
  5. R. Ganesh Kumar, D.Raja and G.Gunasekaran, “Electro spinning and its application”, 27th National Convention of Textile Engineers & National Seminar on Design and Manufacture of Technical Textile Materials and Products, 20 – 21st February 2014, organized by The Institution of Engineers (India) Salem Local Centre in Associate with Department of Textile Technology, KSR college of technology.
  6. S.Priyalatha, D.Raja and G.Gunasekaran, “The effect of vitexnegundo extract treated wound dressing on wound healing”, Indo-Czech International Conference on “Advancements in Specialty Textiles and their Applications in Material Engineering and Medical Sciences, 29-30th April 2014, organized by Department of Textile Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore-641049.
  7. V.Vasanth, D.Raja, M. Ramesh Kumar & G.Gunasekaran, “Development of ballistic protective textile materials using shear thickening fluids”, Indo-Czech International Conference on “Advancements in Specialty Textiles and their Applications in Material Engineering and Medical Sciences, 29-30th April 2014, organized by Department of Textile Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore.
  8. D.Raja and M. Senthilkumar, “Design and development of dynamic transverse wicking measuring device”,Second International Conference on Industrial Textiles - Products, Applications & Prospects, 22 - 23rd August 2014, Department of Textile Technology PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and HOF University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
  9. D.Raja, K. Mani, M. Senthilkumar and G.Gunasekaran, “Novel device to measure sweat evaporation characteristics of woven and knitted fabrics”, Second International Conference on Industrial Textiles - Products, Applications & Prospects, 22-23rd august 2014, organized by Department of Textile Technology PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and HOF University of Applied sciences, Germany.
  10. D.Raja, D.Vasanth Kumar, S. Priyalatha and G.Gunasekaran, “Single drop water absorbency tester by electrical conductivity principle”, Second International Conference on Industrial Textiles - Products, Applications & Prospects, 22-23rd August 2014, organized by Department of Textile Technology PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and HOF University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
  11. S. Priyalatha, K. Mani, D. Raja  & G.Gunasekaran, “Challenges faced in adding interlining to the garments”, Second International Conference on Industrial Textiles - Products, Applications & Prospects, 22-23rd August 2014, organized by Department of Textile Technology PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and HOF University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
  12. D.Vasanth Kumar, D.Raja and S. Priyalatha, “Evaluation of Sweat Simulation in Socks using a Dynamic Foot Model, International Conference on Trends”, Innovation and Market Potential in Technical Textiles (TMTT-15),12-14 March, 2015, organized by Department of Textile Technology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam.
  13. S. Priyalatha, D.Vasanth Kumar and D.Raja, “A Novel Test method to evaluate simultaneous sweat adsorption and evaporation characteristics of fabrics”, International Conference on Trends, Innovation and Market Potential in Technical Textiles (TMTT-15), 12-14 March, 2015, organized by Department of Textile Technology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam.
  14. S. Priyalatha, Dr.D.Raja and D.Vasanth Kumar, “Effect of Temperature, Wind Velocity and Liquid Flow Rate on Wetting and Drying of Cotton Knitted fabric”, Fifth International Textile Conference – Emerging Trends in Textile Industry – New innovations, 13-14 August 2015, organized by SSM College of Engineering, The Textile Association (India) – Erode unit, Komarapalayam.
  15. D.Vasanth Kumar, Dr.D.Raja and S. Priyalatha, “Investigation on comfort properties of Double socks produced by various yarn blends and structures”, Fifth International Textile Conference – Emerging Trends in Textile Industry – New innovations, 13-14 August 2015, organized by SSM College of Engineering, The Textile Association (India) – Erode unit, Komarapalayam.
  16. S. Priyalatha, Dr. D. Raja, Dr. M. Senthil Kumar and D. Vasanth Kumar, “Investigation on wicking behaviour of the knitted fabric under dynamic state”, 2nd International Conference on Advances in Functional, Smart and Innovative Textiles, (Afsit-2015)”, 10-11 December 2015, organized by PSG Institute of advanced studies, Coimbatore.
  17. D. Vasanth Kumar, Dr. D. Raja, Dr. M. Senthil Kumar and S. Priyalatha, “Analysis on abrasion resistance of socks using simulated foot model”, 2nd International Conference on Advances In Functional, Smart And Innovative Textiles (Afsit-2015), 10-11 December 2015, organized by PSG institute of advanced studies, Coimbatore.
  18. Dr.D.Raja, K.Mani, Dr.G.Gunasekaran and S.S.Suresh, “A novel method to control the speed of sewing machine for physically challenged persons”, All India Seminar and Conference on Latest Developments in Technical Textiles and Apparels, 22- 23rdJuly 2016, organized by Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam.
  19. Dr.D.Raja, K.Mani, Dr.G.Gunasekaran and S.S.Suresh, “Development of Automated Sewing Machine for Physically Challenged persons”, Industrial Textiles – Products, Applications and Prospects – Indu Tech 2016, 26 & 27 august 2016, organized by PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
  20. Dr.D.Raja, K.Mani, Dr.G.Gunasekaran and S.S.Suresh, “Design and Development of Modified Sewing Machine for Differently Abled Persons”, National Conference on Industry 4.0, 21 and 22 September 2017, organized by The Institution of Engineers (India) Salem Local Centre and Sona College of Technology.

AICTE STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAME ORGANIZED AS JOINT COORDINATOR
S.No. Training Year Duration Coordinator Grant(Rs) Venue Subject of Training
1. 2012 2 week Dr.C.V.Koushik 6,60,000 Sona College of Technology, Salem. AICTE Staff Development Programme -  “Advances in Functional Finishes on Textiles and Garments”.
2. 2010 2 week Dr.C.V.Koushik 2,30,000 Sona College of Technology, Salem. AICTE Staff Development Programme  – “Computer Integrated Fabric/Apparel Design and Garment Manufacture”

STAFF TRAINING ATTENDED
  1. One week Industrial training on “Quality Control in Apparel”, attended in BM Apparel, Tirupur from 19th  to 24th June 2017
  2. Two Days Faculty Development programme on “STEP-UP Project Management & Leadership Workshop”, held at ECE Conference hall, Sona College of Technology on 20th April & 21st April 2017
  3. One Day Workshop on “Industrial Engineering and Lean Tools”, held at Mba Conference Hall, Sona College of Technology on 10th July 2016.
  4. Two Days Workshop on “MOODLE Training”, held at IMB lab, Sona College of Technology on 29th may & 30th May 2016.        
  5. Two Days Workshop on “Data Analytics and Visualization using Excel for Placements”, held at MBA Conference hall, Sona College of Technology on 2nd & 3rd May 2016.
  6. Two Days Workshop on “Black board Learning Management Training”, held at IMB lab, Sona College of Technology on 26th & 27th April 2016.
  7. Two Days Workshop on “National Cyber safety & security standards SUBMIT 2015”, organized by PES University, Bangalore, India on 11th & 12th 2015.
  8. One week Industrial training in “Product Development and Industrial Engineering”, attended in Atlas Exports, Karur from 23rd November to 30th November 2015.
  9. Two weeks AICTE staff development programme on “Technical Textiles and Garments”, held at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathiyamangalam, Erode District from 18th May to 30th May 2015.
  10. Five days Faculty development programme on “Short term course under quality improvement programme – Sizing, Fit & Design of Functional clothing”, held at IIT Delhi, Department of Textile Technology, New Delhi from 3rd to 7th November 2014.
  11. Six days workshop on “Shop Floor Skills for Apparel Manufacturing – Technology and Application”, held at ECE Conference hall, Sona College of Technology from 21st to 26th July  2014.
  12. One day workshop on "Intellectual property rights for MSMEs”, organized by Hotel Park Plaza, Salem on 8th October 2014.
  13. One week Faculty development programme on “Industrial Engineering &Production Planning for Apparel Industry”, held at Department of Fashion Technology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore from 10th to 16th June 2014.
  14. One day workshop on "Energy Optimization and Auditing (ENOPTA) -14", held at Hotel Rain Tree" - 4 Star, Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai on 14th June 2014.
  15. Two weeks AICTE Staff Development Programme on “Biomechanical Engineering Design of Functional Textiles and Clothing”, held at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore from 7th to 20th November 2013.
  16. One day workshop on “Denim Processing”, held at Hotel -Le Méridien, Coimbatore on 28th September 2013.
  17. Two weeks AICTE Staff Development Programme on “Keeping pace with modern textile and garment manufacturing technology”, held at Sona College of Technology, Salem from 3rd to 15th June 2013.
  18. One day workshop on “Faculty Development Programme on Value Added Teaching”, held at Hotel Cenneys Gateway, Salem on 13th July 2013.
  19. Five days Faculty development programme on “Apparel production planning and control”, held at Kumaraguru College of Technology on 12 to 15 June 2012.
  20. Two weeks AICTE Faculty development programme on “Advances in Functional Finishes on Textiles and Garments”, held at Sona College of Technology, Salem from 21st to 3rd December 2012.
  21. Two days workshop on “Art of journal article and thesis writing,” held at Angel college of engineering and Technology, Tirupur from 9th & 10th January 2012.
  22. One day workshop on “Medical Textile Training Programme", held at South India Textile Research Association on 2nd March 2012.
  23. Two weeks AICTE Faculty development programme on “Research Methodology”, held at Sona college of Technology, Salem, from 18th to 30th April 2011.
  24. Two weeks workshop on “Computer Integrated Fabric/Apparel Design and Garment Manufacture”, held at Sona college of Technology, Salem from 22ndto 3rd December 2010.
  25. One day workshop on “Conference on Technical Textiles – Indian Possibilities”, held at Hotel Club Mélange, Erode on 26th July 2010.
  26. Ten days workshop on “Shop Floor Skills for Apparel Manufacturing – Technology and Application”, held at Sona College of Technology, Department of Fashion Technology from 14th-23rd December 2009.

LECTURE DELIVERED AS RESOURCE PERSON
  1. Awareness program on Higher studies in Engineering Discipline –(UNICEF Initiative -Integrated child protection programe ) –Venue: Edapadi govt school, date: 02.02.2015 (Full day)
  2. Resource person in AICTE Faculty Development Programme on “Technical Textiles and Garments” organised by Bannarai Amman Institute of Technology”. Topic delivered: Importance of transverse wicking and its evaluation methods.

MEMBERSHIP OF THE PROFESSIONAL BODIES

PATENT APPLIED
S.No File no Title
1. 4542/CHE/2014 Modification of single needle lock stitch machine.
2. 4544/CHE/2014 Design and development of dynamic sweat transfer tester for multi weave fabric
3. 4541/CHE/2014 Design and Development of Cyclic Stress Instrument to measure the Dynamic Liquid Spread Behaviour of Knitted Fabrics

AWARD RECEIVED/HONOR

REVIEWER - LIST OF JOURNALS
  1. SAGE Publications - Textile Research Journal
  2. SAGE Publications - Journal of Industrial Textiles
  3. The Textile Association (India) - Journal of the Textile Association
  4. Taylor & Francis – The Journal of Textile Institute
  5. Springer Publications – The Institution of Engineers (India)
  6. NISCAIR - Indian Journal of Fibres and Textile Research

CITATION INDICES

CONSULTANCY WORK

COMPLETED RESEARCH WORK
1. Novel method to measure the water spreading area on the fabric
Objectives:
  • To measure the fabric liquid spread characteristics manually
  • To calculate rate of absorbency
2. New technique used to measure water spreading area on the fabric by image analysis method
Objectives:
  • Measure fabric Rate of absorbency objectively using image analysis technique using Photoshop.
  • To study the fabric liquid spreading characteristics objectively.
3. Novel test method used to measure water spreading area on the fabric by embedded image analysis technique using digital signal processor.
Objectives:
  • To determine the fabric liquid spread area through embedded image analysis technique using 32 bit DSP.
  • To compare fabric liquid spread measurement with other two developed methods
4. Design and development of new instrument used tostudy the effect of cyclic stress on the transverse wicking behaviour of cotton/lycra knitted fabrics
Objectives:
  • To study the effects of short interval dynamic extension and recovery of fabric on its traverse wicking behaviour.
  • To evaluate the traverse wicking behaviour of eleastic knitted fabric under different simulated body movements through measurement of liquid flow rates under different conditions of cyclic motion.
5. Design and development of new instrument used tostudy the effect of cyclic loading on the transverse wicking behaviour of cotton/lycra knitted fabrics
Objectives:
  • To study the effects of short interval dynamic loading and unloading of fabric on its traverse wicking behaviour.
  • To evaluate the traverse wicking behaviour of elastic knitted fabric under different conditions of cyclic loading.
6. Design and Development of sweat transfer tester used to study the dynamic liquid spread beahaviour of multi weave fabric
Objectives:
  • To measure the sweat transfer rate in mm2/sec (time/unit area) using the electrical conductivity principle
  • To investigate the effect of different woven structures on the transverse wicking behaviour of multi-design woven fabrics (Single fabric contains a combination of weave structure)
7. Design and development of sweat evaporation device used to evaluate the sweat evaporation characteristics.
Objectives:
  • To measure the sweat evaporation behaviour of fabrics objectively.
  • To assess evaporation characteristics such as evaporation rate, drying capacity and drying time of different textile fabrics
8. Modification of Industrial-Grade Sewing Machine to make it User-friendly for Differently-abled Persons
Objectives:
  • To develop a novel and unique operation method to enable differently-abled persons devoid of lower limbs to operate an industry-grade sewing machine efficiently
  • To design a modification of an industrial-grade single-needle lock-stitch machine to facilitate easy operation by hand, without use of the foot.
  • To develop a speed control device to enable the user to use the machine at optimum speed