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Biography

Prof. Gajanan S. Bhat

Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Nonwovens Materials Research Laboratory (UTNRL)

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Professor


Email: gbhat@utk.edu


Qualifications


1990 Ph. D., Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Textile and Polymer Science

1987 M. S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Textile Engineering

1984 M. Tech., IIT, Delhi, India, Fiber Science & Technology

1981 B. Tech., Bangalore University, India, Textiles


Research Fields

textiles; fiber science and technology; nanofibers; textile and polymer science; nonwovens; carbon fibers, nanocomposites


Publications

  1. W. Han, X. Wang and G. S. Bhat, “Structure and Air Permeability of Melt Blown Nanofiber Webs,” Journal of Nanomaterials and Molecular Nanotechnology (in Print).
  2. R. Hegde, G. S. Bhat and B. Deshpande, “Crystallization kinetics and morphology of melt spun Poly (ethylene terephthalate) nanocomposite fibers,” Express Polymer Letters (in Print).
  3. P. Gulgunje, G. Bhat and J. E. Spruiell, “Influence of Molecular Orientation on the Melting Behavior of Poly(phenylene sulfide) Fibers,” Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, (In Print).
  4. R. Uppal, G. Bhat, C. Eash, and K. Akato, “Meltblown Nanofiber Media for Enhanced Quality Factor," Polymers and Fibers, Vol. 14 (4), 660-668 (2013).
  5. T. Lin, D. Luckas and G. S. Bhat, “Nanofiber Manufacture, Properties and Applications,” Journal of Nanomaterials, vol. 2013, Article ID 368191 (2013).
  6. D. V. Parikh, B. Ingber, S. Nam, G. S. Bhat, M. Warnock and L. Harington, “Flame Retardant Cotton Barrier Nonwovens for Mattresses,” Journal of Fire Science, Vol. 31(3), 276-290 (2013).
  7. G. S. Bhat and R. Nanjundappa, “Bond Structure and Tensile Properties of Thermal Bonded Polypropylene Nonwovens,” Textiles and Light Industrial Science and Technology, Vol.2 (2) 49-53 (2013).
  8. R. Hegde, B. Deshpande and G. S. Bhat, “Morphology and Properties of Nylon 6 Blown Films Reinforced with Different weight percentage of Nanoclay additives.” International Journal of Polymer Science 2012, Article ID 959035, 14 pages (2012).
  9. P. Gulgunje, G. Bhat and J. E. Spruiell, Structure and properties enhancement in poly(phenylene sulfide) melt spun fibers-Part III: Effect of two zone drawing and annealing, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 125, #3, 1693-1700 (2012).
  10. P. Gulgunje, G. Bhat and J. E. Spruiell, Structure and Properties Development in Poly(phenylene sulfide) Fibers- Part II: Effect of One Zone Draw-annealing, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 125, #3, 1890-1900 (2012).
  11. R. Hegde, J. E. Spruiell and G. S. Bhat, Different Crystallization Mechanisms in Polypropylene-Nanoclay Concentrates, Journal of Materials Research, 27, #10, 1360-1371 (2012).
  12. R. Uppal, G. Bhat, K. Akato, D. V. Parikh, S. Nam and B. Condon, “Antibacterial High Loft Cotton Nonwovens,” Journal of Industrial Textiles, 41, #4, 281-291 (2012).
  13. P. Gulgunje, G. Bhat and J. E. Spruiell, “Structure and Property Development in Melt Spun PPS Fibers: Effect of Material and Melt Spinning Process Variables,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 122, #5, 3110-3121 (2011).
  14. R. Hegde and G. S. Bhat, “Structure and Properties of Nanoclay Reinforced Polypropylene Spunbond Webs,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 118, 3141-3155 (2010).
  15. R. Hegde and G. S. Bhat, “Nanoparticle Effects on Structure and Properties of Polypropylene Meltblown Webs,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 115 (2), 1062-1072 (2010).
  16. G. S. Bhat and R. Uppal, “Melt Blown Nonwovens for Medical Applications,” Polymer Society, 2(2) 26-29 (2009).
  17. R. Hegde, G. S. Bhat, and R. A. Campbell, “Properties and Performance of Bicomponent Fibers in Thermal Bonding,” Nonwovens and Technical Textiles, 2, 33-39 (2009).
  18. M. G. Kamath, G. S. Bhat, D. V. Parikh and B. D. Condon, “Processing and Characterization of Flame Retardant Cotton Blend Nonwovens for Soft Furnishings to Meet Federal Flammability Standards,” Journal of Industrial Textiles, 38(3), 251-262 (2009).
  19. G. S. Bhat, R. Hegde, M. G. Kamath and B. Deshpande, “Nanoclay Reinforced Fibers and Nonwovens,” Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, 3(3), 22-34 (2008).
  20. R. R. Hegde, G. S. Bhat and R. A. Campbell, “Thermal Bonding of Polypropylene Films and Fibers,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 110 (5), 3047-3058 (2008).
  21. G. S. Bhat and R. Kotra, “Development of Structure and Properties during Spunbonding of Metallocene Catalyzed Polypropylene,” Polymer Plastics Technology and Engineering, 47(5), 542-549 (2008).
  22. G. S. Bhat, P. Gulgunje, and K. Desai, “Developments of Structure and Properties during Thermal Calendering of Polylactic Acid (PLA) Fiber Webs,” eXPRESS Polymer Letters, 2(1), 49-56 (2008).
  23. G. S. Bhat and D. V. Parikh, “Cotton in Nonwovens,” TAPPI Technical Information Paper, TAPPI, TIP#1205-02 (2008).
  24. G. Bhat, R. Hegde, P. Gulgunje and R. K. Vempati, “Nonwoven Fabrics with Enhanced Performance and Functionality Using Nanotechnology,” Nonwoven and Technical Textiles, 1, P23-P28 (2007).


Patents and Inventions

R. Vempati and G. S. Bhat, “Nanophase Mn (VII) oxide (NM7O) and Nanophase Mn (III) Oxide (NM3O) Incorporated Nonwovens,” US Patent 8 163 036, Issued April 21, 2012.

G. S. Bhat, V. Narayanan and L. C. Wadsworth, “Dimensionally Stable Polyester Films, Fibers, Yarns and Melt Blown Nonwovens,” U. S. Patent 5 753 736 (issued May 19, 1998).

K. E. Duckett, G. S. Bhat and Hagen Suh, “Compostable/Biodegradable Nonwovens,”  U. S. Patent 5 783 505 (issued July 21, 1998).

L. H. Peebles, Jr., A. S. Abhiraman and G. S. Bhat, Method for Stabilization of PAN-Based Carbon Fibers, U. S. Statutory Invention Registration - H1052 (May 5, 1992).


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