Prof. Subhash Anand is affiliated to Technical Textiles at the Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI), The University of Bolton, U.K. His main areas of research activities include; novel knitted and nonwoven structures for technical applications; healthcare and medical devices; effect of laundering on sensory and mechanical properties of textile materials; composite materials; sportswear and activewear structures; filtration; geotextiles; automotive textiles; and personal protective equipment (PPE). He has published over 200 research papers in the above areas of technical textiles and holds six patents. He has organised four International Conferences and Exhibitions in medical and healthcare devices (MEDTEX) at Bolton and has organised three conferences each in Czech Republic and Finland. To date, he has attracted over £2.5 million in grants, sponsorships and industrially sponsored research projects. He has completed assignments for ODA, UNDP and was Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi; India in 1984 and 2007 and Institute of Textile Technology, Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A. in 1994. He also works as a consultant with UNIDO and has recently completed assignments as an expert in Jute and Technical Textiles in Dhaka and Manila. He works as a consultant with Bhilwara Group India in their automotive textiles company ( BMD ) and knitting company (Maral Overseas). He was the Chairman of the Board and Council of The Textile Institute from 10th May, 2008 to 10th May, 2010 and was awarded Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the Higher Education and the Textile Industry in January 2008.
He was also awarded the Companionship of The Textile Institute ( Comp TI ) award in 2011. This is one of the Institute’s most prestigious honours, and is limited to 50 living members.