Mohanapriya Venkataraman

Mohanapriya Venkataraman
Technical University of Liberec | TUL · Department of Material Engineering

M.Tech., M.F.Tech., Ph.D.

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Additional affiliations
February 2020 - present
Technical University of Liberec
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
March 2016 - January 2020
Technical University of Liberec
Position
  • Senior Researcher
June 2014 - October 2014
Shinshu University
Position
  • Project Intern
Education
February 2012 - March 2016
Technical University of Liberec
Field of study
  • Textile Material Engineering
June 2009 - May 2010
NIFT
Field of study
  • Fashion Technology
June 2008 - May 2010
Anna University, Chennai
Field of study
  • Textile Technology

Publications

Publications (165)
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Simulation and numerical modeling are becoming increasingly popular due to the ability to seek solutions for a problem without undertaking real-life experiments. For the problems of heat transfer, these techniques to generate relevant data by incorporating different changes to the input parameters. Heat transfer property of textile materials is a m...
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The book "Textiles and Their Use in Microbial Protection" edited and authored by the members of the Department of Textile Engineering, Faculty of Textile Engineering, Technical University of Liberec, contains a detailed literature review of the pandemic-causing viruses and possible solutions available to develop textile structures that will protect...
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Phase change fibers (PCFs) as a kind of composite material, the composition and spatial distribution of each phase have a great influence on its thermal and mechanical properties. In this article, PCFs with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), polyvinyl butyral (PVB), and polyacrylonitrile (PAN) as sheath and 30% octadecane kerosene as core were prepared by...
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Books on Textiles tend to focus solely on aesthetic or technical points of view. Designers’ understanding of special technical aspects of textile structure or the ability of researchers to grasp the design aspects would result in quantum leaps in innovations and creativity in the Textile domain. This book presents a holistic view integrating the vi...
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This book highlights some aspects of processing, microstructure, and properties of materials in fibrous form, or from fibers, with wide applications for textile-oriented and technically oriented advanced products. Emphasis is placed on the physical and chemical nature of the processes, describing the behavior and properties of the investigated mate...
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Given its exceptional attributes, aerogel is viewed as a material with immense potential. Being a natural polymer, cellulose offers the advantage of being both replenishable and capable of breaking down naturally. Cellulose-derived aerogels encompass the replenish ability, biocompatible nature, and ability to degrade naturally inherent in cellulose...
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The human body constantly produces thermal electromagnetic radiation with a maximum of about 10 µm. This thermal radiation has a number of positive effects on the human body and, in addition, allows the insulation under clothing to be improved under extreme climatic conditions, causing a significant reduction in ambient temperature. With so-called...
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The demand for stretchable strain sensors is increasing due to their potential applications in emerging fields such as human motion detection, wearable electronics, and electronic skins. This review paper provides an overview of the latest developments and advanced applications of flexible carbonous conductive polymer composite strain sensors. Vari...
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Phase change materials (PCMs) can have a certain temperature range during their phase transition meantime the thermal energy is adsorbed or released. PCMs are characterized to adsorb/release thermal energy during the phase transition process over a certain temperature range. PCMs have been applied in textiles for thermal regulation since the last c...
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The research related to self-cleaning textiles has received considerable attention within the scientific community due to their potential applications in industry and daily life. During the last two decades research interests on self-cleaning textiles have grown tremendously. Over the past years, researchers have been working to mimic nature by ind...
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The strain sensors are the sensors widely used for many applications, and the measurement of change in strain is called as strain sensors. Conventional metal- and semiconductor-based strain sensors are rigid, fragile, and opaque, restricting their applications in wearable electronics. Flexibility, stretchability, biocompatibility, and comfortabilit...
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The performance of energy storage devices and sensors is predominantly influenced by the microstructure and composition of the electrode materials. The two-dimensional (2D) structure of graphene has attracted significant attention in the research of supercapacitors and wearable sensors due to its remarkable electrical conductivity, mechanical prope...
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Multifunctional hybrid materials based on nanocellulose have gradually emerged as a substitute for petroleum-based materials. In this chapter, we briefly present the latest technology in this field, including processing, functional properties, and areas of application. For example, the combination of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) with different typ...
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Carbon is one of the most abundant elements in the universe and exists in many forms. The allotropes of carbon have very different properties due to differences in their physical and electronic structures. The sp2 hybridized allotropes of carbon are typically formed by processing graphite on commercial scale to form graphene, fullerene, and carbon...
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Since new technology domains including intelligent robotics, wearable gadgets, stretchable electronics, and body-conformable systems have developed, the demand for stretchable products has been increasing significantly. For the manufacturing of such kind of composite, several rubbers and conductive polymers including ethylene–propylene–diene monome...
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The accumulation of feedstock fibrous materials as wastes for industries has led to the growing need for techno-economic and sustainable methods to utilize these fibrous wastes in various forms, towards favorable areas of applications. Over the years, numerous efforts have been taken to obtain carbon-based materials in its various allotropic forms...
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Textile-based electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding materials with good flexibility and high EMI shielding effectiveness (SE) are highly desirable. Still, the poor mechanical properties of textile-based EMI shielding materials limit their application. The carbon filaments (CF) combine superior mechanical properties and conductivity. Therefor...
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In this study, we investigated how the chemical structural properties, mechanical properties, and morphology of large‐size graphene platelets (LGPs) doped glass fabric (GF)/epoxy composites are affected by varying loading amounts of LGPs. Scanning electron microscope results revealed that the dispersion and filling effect of LGPs can improve the fl...
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Durable and stable superhydrophobic surfaces have attracted a great deal of attention, where simplification of their preparation procedures is being explored. Fluorine-containing superhydrophobic surfaces typically exhibit excellent durability, but their use has been constrained by environmental hazards. The presented study reported the facile and...
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Phase change materials (PCMs) textiles have been developed for personal thermal management (PTM) while limited loading amount of PCMs in textiles reduced thermal buffering effect. In this work, we firstly prepared a sandwich fibrous encapsulation to store polyethylene glycol (PEG) with PEG loading amount of 45 wt%, which consisted of polyester (PET...
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The state of polymeric crystalline phase is significant for its final thermal, optical, and mechanical properties. However, polymeric 3D ordered regions (crystallites) are more complicated than the crystalline structure of other materials because of the chain folding and structural disorder. To reveal and control the crystalline phase and crystalli...
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The development of environmentally friendly, multifunctional conductive membranes is an ideal candidate for future new electronic components. Some cellulose-based electronic sensors have been studied, such as pressure sensors, hydrothermal sensors, flexible sensors, optoelectronic devices, and electrochemical energy storage, etc. However, there are...
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The cellulose/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/expanded graphite (EG) 3D porous foam, which has wide application prospects in cost-effective dye removal, was prepared by physical crosslinking and foaming technology. The prepared foam material has an obvious 3D network and porous structure, exhibiting excellent removal efficiency for methylene blue (MB) in a...
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Expanded graphite (EG) has been used to store phase change materials (PCM) to enhance thermal conductivity and avoid leakage. However, systematic investigation on physical structure of various embedded PCMs in EG is not reported. Besides, effect of environment on thermal behavior of PCM/EG composites has not been investigated yet. In this work, thr...
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The Joule heating behavior of carbon-based materials obtained by the process of carbonization of industrial para-aramid fabric wastes are investigated in the present work. Carbonization involves a process of thermally decomposing organic material, thereby altering its physical and chemical properties to obtain carbon-rich materials that are electri...
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In this present work, vertically oriented ZnO nanorods (NRs) were grown at various microwave radiations (300 W, 360 W, 450 W, 540 W) through a fast and low cost microwave hydrothermal method. The effect of microwave power on the bactericidal, UV protection and thermal properties of cotton fabrics has been studied. The morphology of the ZnO NRs was...
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Phase change materials (PCMs) are characterized to adsorb/release the thermal energy during the phase transition process over a certain temperature range. The PCMs are incorporated into textiles to enhance the thermal property, and the products are labeled as PCM textiles. The thermal behavior of the PCM textiles (the PCM fibers, the PCM yarns, and...
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In this paper, copper deposited graphene was fabricated through electroless plating. A novel and facile pretreatment method is introduced based on ultrasonic treatment with nickel nano-particles as the catalytic core. This method abandons the sensitization and activation process in the traditional pretreatment that reduces the time and economic cos...
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Phase change material (PCM)-incorporated fabrics have been developed for personal temperature regulation. To avoid leakage of melting PCMs from the fabric, various methods have been developed, including microencapsulated PCM (MPCMs), form-stable PCMs (FSPCMs) and solid-solid PCMs (SSPCMs). However, the poor physical property and the limited thermal...
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The development of electronic and communication technology keeps us updated, but it also creates electromagnetic interference (EMI), which causes infrastructure, hospitals, military facilities, nuclear power plants and delicate devices to malfunction. Therefore, it is crucial to stop the EMI-related infrastructure and electronic component failure....
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The clothing industry has constantly been evolving by introducing new business concepts, the invention of new materials, design methodologies, innovative manufacturing processes, and marketing strategies. Creative ideas of the design process influence the work of fashion designers. New consumer patterns have risen, showing a bias toward e-commerce...
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The development in the areas of clothing and technical textiles has been described in this chapter. The trends in functional and smart textiles are shown. The basic advantages of textile structures as construction materials are mentioned. The future prognosis of the textile industry focuses on implementing more ecological production, reducing energ...
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The changing preferences drive the future of textile products from mass produced to custom-built outputs. The predominant long-term development trend in the field is the integration of fields of chemistry, physics, and engineering for the construction of new textile structures. These clothing textiles are expected to be capable of adaptation to cha...
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Fashion is about experimentation and the desire to change Zeitgeist for each new era. Designer’s creativity is driven by new technologies to find innovative and unimagined ways and connections with a combination of materials, techniques, and ideas. The chapter includes examples of some smart materials utilization for design purposes. These material...
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Paraffin wax (PW) is a typical phase change materials (PCMs) that has been used for thermal energy storage. However, the leakage and low thermal conductivity of PW has limited its application and thermal energy storage efficiency. In this work, PW/expanded graphite (EG) composites were prepared via the melting-blending method. The morphology and th...
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The incorporation of microencapsulated phase change materials (MPCMs) into textiles have been realized for personal temperature regulation. However, the hydrophobicity and breathability of MPCM-incorporated fabrics remained improvement. In this work, four commercial fabrics were first treated with a hydrophobic coating and the MPCMs were coated on...
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Incorporating phase change materials (PCMs) into textiles is one facial method to realize personal thermal management (PTM). Despite the significant progress of PCM-incorporated textiles, the incorporation of PCMs into textiles remains an outstanding challenge. In this work, we described a sandwich-like multi-layer PCM fabric, which consisted of na...
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The fast and relatively inexpensive new technique of stabilization of the 3D structure based on mechanical twisting of fibre ends protruding from the fabric surface to quasi-yarns is proposed and tested. The principles and conditions of building of quasi-yarns, their cohesion dependence on technological parameters and application of this technique...
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Ordinary packaging film only has the functions of storing food and transporting food, while the external environment can affect the storage period of food. In this study, a common degradable material, polylactic acid (PLA), was chosen as the base material, and the material was endowed with antibacterial function by adding curcumin (Cur). Coaxial el...
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Bacteria, viruses, and temperatures change can affect the preservation of food and medicines, so it is necessary to develop an intelligent textile for antibacterial and thermal regulation. In this paper, we used coaxial electrospinning technology to achieve antibacterial thermo-regulating intelligent textiles. The polyacrylonitrile (PAN)/curcumin i...
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A common phase change material (PCM) utilized for thermal energy storage is paraffin wax (PW). However, the applicability and thermal energy storage effectiveness of PW are constrained by its leakage and poor thermal conductivity. By using the melting-blending technique, composites of PW and expanded graphite (EG) were created, and investigations i...
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The purpose of fabric masks in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 often requires that the masks be worn for extended periods without removal. The management of the conditions in the micro-climate inside the masks is important to keep the wearer comfortable and enhance user compliance. In this study, the effect of mask design and fabric type o...
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Insect repellent textiles offer protection against disease-causing vectors such as mosquitoes, flies, and ticks. Protection is based on the incorporation of insect repellent compounds present in plant oil derivatives or synthetic oils. The effectiveness and application of natural insect repellents such as citronella grass, lemongrass, rosemary, pep...
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The cellulose/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/expanded graphite (EG) 3D porous foam, which has wide application prospects in cost-effective dye removal, was prepared by physical crosslinking and foaming technology. The prepared foam material has an obvious 3D network and porous structure, exhibiting excellent removal efficiency for methylene blue (MB) in a...
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In this study, a facile phase inversion method was used to design an expanded graphite (EG)/polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) porous composite, simultaneously achieving good flexibility, mechanical strength, and satisfying electrostatic dissipation (EDS) material criteria (10⁵–10¹¹ Ω). The composite materials exhibit a dramatic improvement in the elec...
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A Matlab code for inverse characterization of fibrous materials.
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Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) is used as phase change materials while the low thermal conductivity restricted the thermal storage efficiency. Incorporation of the metal particles (MPs) into PEG could enhance the thermal conductivity while the crystallization kinetic mechanism of the MP-filled PEG composites is altered. Flake MPs are characterized wit...
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Coating of PTFE on the fabrics is one facial method to obtain the hydrophobic/superhydrophobic property. However, the breathability of the PTFE-coated fabrics prepared by traditional methods (e.g., sputtering) is significantly affected. Electrospraying technology was able to create the pure PTFE coating layer on any substrates and the following sin...
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Structural parameters are critical for the final properties of fibrous materials. Three common parameters (i.e., porosity, thickness and average fiber diameter) of each fibrous sample are simultaneously determined based on their air penetration behavior. The Ergun-type equation and the Kozeny-type equation, with the help of the optimization method,...
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Ultraviolet radiation is extremely harmful to humans and often occurs in high-temperature weather. The development of intelligent textiles based on UV protection and thermal regulation is paramount. In this research, we use coaxial electrospinning technology to prepare anti-ultraviolet smart thermo-regulating nanofiber membranes. The zinc oxide (Zn...
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The aim of this research was the preparation and characterization of hybrid prepreg tapes from glass multifilament roving (circular cross-section). The fiber, roving, and tape strength distribution was characterized by exploratory data analysis tools (especially quantile-quantile plot) and modeled by the three parameters’ Weibull distribution. For...
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Phase change materials (PCMs) were characterized to adsorb/release the thermal energy during the phase transition process over a certain temperature range. The PCMs had been incorporated into textiles to enhance the thermal property and the products are labeled as PCM textiles. The thermal behavior of the PCM textiles (the PCM fibers, the PCM yarns...
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This paper presents the preparation of aerogel/polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) microporous materials via needleless electrospray technique, by using an aqueous dispersion of polytetrafluoroethylene as the basic spinning liquid. Different contents of aerogel powders were applied to the spinning liquid for electrospraying to investigate the effect on...
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To function as source control, a fabric mask must be able to filter micro-droplets (≥5 µm) in expiratory secretions and still allow the wearer to breathe normally. This study investigated the effects of fabric structural properties on the filtration efficiency (FE) and air permeability (AP) of a range of textile fabrics, using a new method to measu...
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In the last few years, concerns about the adverse effects of petroleum-based materials on the environment and public health have gradually increased. It is worthy and meaningful to find natural materials to substitute the conventional synthetic sound absorbers. The sound absorption properties of Norway maple leaves were investigated in this paper....
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At present, electrospinning technology is a versatile and simple method for generating nano-scale membranes, and it provides attractive solutions in solving environmental problems and many energy problems. However, such films generally have low mechanical properties which limit their use in industry. Nanocellulose with excellent mechanical properti...
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Far infrared (FIR) textiles are a new category of functional textiles that have presumptive health and well-being functionality and are closely related to human thermo-physiological comfort. FIR exerts strong rotational and vibrational effects at the molecular level, with the potential to be biologically beneficial. In general, after absorbing eith...
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Particulate matter 2.5 (PM 2.5.) pollution is a serious threat to human health. In this paper, we firstly used electrospraying technology to fabricate composite polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)/expanded graphite (EG) coated spun-bond polypropylene (PP) microporous filters that show tremendous potential for its use as an effective PM 2.5. capture medi...
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Different textile material structures have unique geometrical shapes and designs. In this work, Copper/ nickel-coated ultrathin nonwoven fabric was prepared in a strip form. The 3 mm, 6 mm, and 9 mm thick strips were laid at different gaps, angles and layered to study the effect of factors on EM shielding effectiveness as per ASTM D4935-18 standard...
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Stable energy storage materials have become the research focus today. Coaxial electrospinning can prepare core-sheath nanofibers loaded with phase change materials (PCMs). This method requires the sheath solution have good spinnability and encapsulation ability. Suitable solutions can be prepared by the thermal cross-linking method to improve the p...
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The introduction of metal particles (MP) in the phase change materials (PCM) realizes the highly efficient thermal energy storage. However, a suitable carrier is necessary for PCM/MP composites for various applications. In this work, the polyethylene glycol (PEG) was used as PCM, five MPs including copper (Cu), aluminum (Al), silver (Ag), iron (Fe)...
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In practice, face masks tend to be a group of daily supplies for people’s life. The microenvironment between mouth and face masks was complicated, where the excess moisture increased the unconformable feeling. The moisture harvesting was associated with the surface chemistry of the substrate, the thermal equilibrium among the drop, substrate, and e...
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COVID-19, classified as SARS-CoV-2, is causing an ongoing global pandemic. The pandemic has resulted in the loss of lives and has caused economic hardships. Most of the devices used to protect against the transmission of the novel COVID-19 disease are related to textile structures. Hence, the challenge for textile professionals is to design and dev...
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Mohair is one of the most luxurious and best quality natural fibers. Recent developments focused on expanding the use of mohair in technical and functional textile products. It necessitated the need for an improved understanding of how the usage of mohair in fabrics will impact its thermal comfort related properties. Despite its popularity, little...