Prof. Dr. Shah Alimuzzaman Belal
It has been announced that Professor. Dr. Engr. Shah Alimuzzaman Belal has been appointed as the new vice chancellor of Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX) in the Tejgaon Industrial Area of the capital.
The Ministry of Education issued a gazette notification on 30 April 2023 regarding this matter as part of their gazette notification program. Dr. Engr. Shah Alimuzzaman Belal has been the head of the department of Fabric Engineering for the past four years before becoming the Vice Chancellor of the university. He replaces Professor Engr. MA Kashem as the former VC.
He was born in the year 1967, in GHOP Central Road, Jashore, Bengalese. He passed B.Sc.-in-Textile Engineering from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1989, M.Sc.-in-Textile Engineering from the University of Ghent, Belgium in 1996, and MPhil-in-Textile Science and Technology from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), U.K. in 2003, and PhD.-in-Textile Science and Technology from the University of Manchester, U.K. in 2014. After one year industrial job, he joined the Bangladesh University of Textiles (Former college of textile engineering and technology, Dhaka) in 1993. He is a life fellow of IEB. He has written many books during his lifetime. As an author, he is known for his books “Understanding Textiles for a Merchandiser”, “The Structure and Analysis of Cloth” and “Fabric Manufacturing Technology-III”. Additionally, he is the editor of two books published by Bangladesh Technical Education Board, “Knitting-I” and “Knitting-II”.
On 22nd December 2010, Bangladesh University of Textiles started its journey with the upgrade of its College of Textile Technology, with the aim of creating new opportunities for higher studies, research, and development in this sector, thus creating Bangladesh University of Textiles. As far as higher education and research are concerned, it has been striving hard to maintain high standards. There is no doubt that Bangladesh University of Textiles will play a very notable role in upgrading the textile education and making it compatible with the era of globalization in which we live.
Let’s know about Textile Engineering
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In summary, textile engineering is a multidisciplinary field that involves the application of engineering principles to the design and production of textiles. The field is diverse and encompasses a broad range of applications, from medical textiles to sustainable textiles to fashion fabrics. Textile engineers play an essential role in developing innovative and functional textiles that meet the needs of various industries and consumers.