Md Abul Kalam Azad
Md Abul Kalam Azad is a textile engineer and a sustainability enthusiast with a demonstrated history of diverse set of experiences in both industry and academia.
In the year 2022, Md. Abul Kalam Azad started working as a Lecturer in the department of Dyes and Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX). He holds a Master's degree in Textile Science and Engineering from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom and is a very passionate teacher.
Mr. Azad has more than 10 years of experience working in the textile sector. He was a project manager at Decathlon, a French sports retailer, in charge of sourcing sustainable materials. He has a depth of experience in the manufacturing of textile materials, polymer technology, and the application of various chemicals and dyes. He is also an expert in laboratory setup, environment impact analysis, and project management. Mr. Azad is a specialist on textile wet processing and has extensive knowledge in medical textile, geotextile, nanotechnology, and textile composites. Mr. Azad is skilled in negotiation, product development, fashion, programme and project management. He is an international trainer with demonstrated history of training of trainers where Chemical and Waste Management training to CGTI (Cambodian Garment Training Institute) Trainers is his latest.
Mr. Azad's fields of interest include but are not limited to: eco friendly Dyes and Chemical synthesis, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) & Techno Economic Assessment (TEA) of newly invented dyes and chemicals for Textile application, Emission Inventory and Environmental, Social Governance (ESG), Biotechnology & Nano technology for Textile application, Textile fiber reinforced composites, Textile Wet Process development, Textile Testing and Quality control, Textile waste & Resource management.
Mr. Azad has an excellent academic background. He received a First Class Msc in Textile Technology (Technical Textiles) degree from the University of Manchester in UK. His thesis advisor was Dr. Constantinos Soutis, Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Aerospace Research Institute at the University of Manchester. His thesis was titled "Analysis of Compressive Behavior of 3D Woven Carbon-Fiber Reinforced (IM7/Epoxy) Polymer Composites Used in Aerospace." He earned his BSc in Textile Technology (Wet Processing) from Bangladesh University of Textiles in 2011 with honors. Additionally, he completed his secondary and higher secondary education at Jhenaidah Cadet College, a prestigious and top-notch educational institution in Bangladesh run by the Bangladesh Army.