Dr. Subbiyan Rajendran CText FTI is a distinguished research scientist and has earned worldwide recognition especially in Healthcare and Medical Textiles discipline. He has 31 years of research and teaching experience in various areas of textiles and has successfully led a number of research programmes in the past funded by companies and government funding agencies as evidenced by the fact that he has so far authored 137 research papers that include 9 books, 7 patents and 1 Indian Standard. His books ‘Development in Medical Textiles’ and ‘Advanced Textiles for Wound Care’ have received great attention among readers.  Raj has been actively involved in Textile Institutes affairs for many years. He is a Fellow of the Textile Institute and represents the Council and Diploma Committee. He is the new Chair of the Diploma Committee from June 2013. Raj is also a Fellow of the Indian Chemical Society and the recipient of a prestigious Research Fellowship award from the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).