ATLANTA — November 15, 2018 — brrr°’s Chief Scientist Dr. Apurba Banerjee has been elected to serve in senior leadership positions on several committees of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC).
Banerjee was named vice chair of the C3 Technical Committee on Research (TCR), which is often a pathway to serving on the association’s Executive Committee on Research in the future. Her three-year term begins in January.
She was also named chair of the Yarn and Other Substrate Committee, which is a subcommittee of the Thermoregulation Committee, and she was elected as vice chair of the Young Professionals Committee.
“It’s a privilege to serve alongside some of the brightest minds in the textile industry as we work together toward a common goal of advancing technology and functionality,” Banerjee said.
Banerjee helps lead brrr°’s efforts to create innovative cooling technologies for fabric by combining natural cooling minerals, active wicking and rapid drying to create a “Triple Chill Effect” that instantly and continuously draws heat and moisture away from the skin. The cooling properties of brrr° fabric are lab tested and verified by leading global independent labs.
Banerjee earned a Ph.D. in polymer, fiber and textile sciences from The University of Georgia, and she holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in textile and fiber processing from the Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly known as UDCT) in Mumbai, India. Earlier in her career, she was a graduate research assistant at Colorado State University and she conducted analytical polymer chemistry research.
Posted November 15, 2018