Tushar K. Ghosh, Ph. D. – Biography
Tushar K. Ghosh, Ph. D., is a Professor in the Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science Department at the College of Textiles, North Carolina State University. He has been deeply engaged in teaching and research in the area of fiber and polymer science in an academic environment for almost 30 years. His research interests over the years have spanned such areas as mechanics of fibrous structures, instrumentation, characterization and applications of fiber materials in technical applications, polymer nanocomposites, electroactive polymers, and biomimetic systems, among others. A continuing underlying focus of Dr. Ghosh’s research has been to improve the current understanding of functional applications of polymers and fibers. In recent years, his primary research focus has been to employ, adapt, and develop dielectric elastomers, a class of electroactive polymers, for novel applications including bio-inspired devices. Dr. Ghosh has received funding from NSF, ARO, DARPA, DOE, NTC, and many industrial sponsors. He has authored several book chapters and monographs, over 100 journal articles and over 150 conference presentations. Dr. Ghosh has been teaching courses on design and characterization of textile assemblies at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year and selected for the Circle of Excellence by the National Textile Center. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Fiber Society’s Founder’s Award for outstanding contributions to the science and technology of fibrous materials.