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Dr. Harishkumar Narayana | Triboelectric Materials | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Harishkumar Narayana, Texavie Technologies Inc, Canada

Dr. Harishkumar Narayana is a textile innovator and Lead Textile Engineer at Texavie Technologies Inc. in Vancouver, Canada 🇨🇦. With a Ph.D. in Textiles & Clothing Technology from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, his expertise lies in stress-memory polymeric materials. Dr. Narayana’s pioneering work extends to smart compression stockings, wearable electronics, and sustainable energy harvesting textiles. As a Research Associate at the University of British Columbia, he focused on advanced yarn sensors and textile electrodes. Recognized for his contributions, he holds multiple patents in the field, showcasing his commitment to innovation in smart textiles. 🧵🔬👨‍🔬

Professional Profiles:

The impact of her research is evident in citation metrics and indices from Google Scholar:

  • Cited by: All – 197.
  • Citations – 197.
  • h-index – 7.
  • Documents – 31.

A prolific researcher making meaningful contributions to the academic world!

Professional Experience 👔🌐:

Lead Textile Engineering – Texavie Technologies Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada (Dec 2021 – Present). R&D for AR/VR wearable e-textiles. Innovations in design & manufacturing processes. Sustainable Energy harvesting textiles. Smart intelligent apparel for artificial intelligence. Projects with Canadian Defence, Canadian Space Agency, NATO. Research Associate – Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada (Oct 2022 – July 2023). Advanced yarn sensors. Sustainable energy harvesting textiles. Textile electrodes/apparel for healthcare/sports. Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Dept. of Materials Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada (June 2018 – Oct 2022). Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship. Texavie Technologies Inc. (Partner Industry). STITCH Research Excellence Cluster coordinator. Smart polymeric materials/fibers for medical compression, energy harvesting textiles, wearable electronics apparel for healthcare.

Educational Background 📚:

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Textiles & Clothing Technology – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (Jan 2014 – April 2018). Thesis Title: Stress-Memory of Polymeric Materials & Its Application in Smart Compression Stockings. Supervisor: Prof. Jinlian Hu. Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Textile Technology – Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka, India (Aug 2008 – Sep 2011). University Rank-1 (Gold Medalist), Aggregate: 87.76%. Diploma Textile Technology – Government Institute of Textile Technology, Bangalore, India (July 2005 – June 2008). Department Rank-1.

Special Achievements 🏆:

Board of Directors: Institute of Textile Science (ITS) – CANADA (2021-Present). Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018-2020): From Mitacs and Texavie Technologies Inc. Innovation Award (2018): For designing the Smart Bandage Prototype.

Applied Patents 📜:

Stretchable Multimodal Smart Textile Apparel and Machine Learning. Thermally Insulating Substrate Product and Method of Manufacture. Methods of And Systems for Estimating A Topography of At Least Two Parts of A Body. Smart Stress-memory Fabric for Controlled Static and Dynamic Compression Applications. Stress-memory polymer materials and intelligent pressure device.

🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Harishkumar Narayana, currently leading Textile Engineering at Texavie Technologies Inc. in Canada, specializes in pioneering research on stress-memory polymeric filaments for advanced compression therapy. With 49 citations in 2017, his work extends to developing a smart orthopedic compression device utilizing polymeric stress memory actuators and exploring stress memory polymers (31 citations in 2015). Dr. Narayana’s expertise further lies in designing shape memory polyurethane-based smart polymer substrates for dynamic pressure redistribution (26 citations in 2019) and creating advanced smart medical stockings for pressure control and massaging (19 citations in 2018). His impactful contributions also include constituent analysis of stress memory in semicrystalline polyurethane and exploring electronic textiles for electrocardiogram monitoring. Dr. Narayana’s research encompasses the innovative utilization of shape memory polymers in textiles, ensuring advancements in medical applications and smart wearables. 🏥🔬✨

Publications Top Note:

Harishkumar Narayana | Triboelectric Materials | Best Researcher Award

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