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NSF-MUSES | AG CHEM PROGRAM | DIVISION OF TEXTILES    
Sabyasachi Gaan
Contact Information

Mailing Address:
4400, Solano Park Circle
Apt 1222
CA 95616, USA
Office:
Divison of Textiles and Clothing
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616
Phone (R): (530)-750-1014
Phone (O): (530)-752-2161
Phone (Cell): (530)-220-0424
E-mail: dywang@ucdavis.edu

Objective
Full time job in research lab exploring areas in functionalization of textiles and polymers like surface modification, antimicrobial, flame retardancy, UV protection, chemical protection etc.
Education

Ph.D. in Agriculture and Environmental Chemistry (Specialization in Textiles and
Polymers)
University of California at Davis

  • Dissertation: Study on flame retardancy and flame retardants for textile materials. Degree expected Summer 2007
  • Advisor: Dr. Gang Sun

Masters in Technology (Textile Chemistry)
M.D. University, Rohtak, India, December 2000

  • Thesis: Effect of citric acid as crosslinking agent and evaluation of fabric handle property of treated fabrics
  • Advisor: Dr. R. Sharma

B.S .in Engineering (Textile Processing)
South Gujarat University, India, July 1999

  • Thesis: Dyeing of polyester microfibre fabrics with disperse dyes
Teaching Experience

Instructor
Introduction to Textiles, UC Davis, Summer 2005

  • Lectures on basics of textiles like fiber, fabrics and processing of textiles. Divison of Textiles and Clothing.

Teaching assistant
General Chemistry, Winter 2006, Spring 2006
Introduction to textiles, Fall 2004, 2005, 2006

  • Conducting labs and leading discussions. Chemistry Department.
  • Conducting labs and teaching the course Divison of Textiles and Clothing.

Lecturer
Textile Chemistry, Textile Testing and Fiber Science, 9/2000 - 8/2003

  • Teaching, Developing course work for labs, Guiding research projects and Consultancy and Testing services. Institute of Textile Technology, Cuttack, Orissa, India.
Technical Skills

Working  knowledge of instruments in the fields of:

  • Textile Testing, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (both liquid and solid)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Attenuated Total Reflectance Spectroscopy
  • Limiting Oxygen Index Testing
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • Thermao Gravimetric Analyzer
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Q-Trap Mass Spectrometry
  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatography
Publications
 
  • Effect of phosphorus and nitrogen on flame retardant cellulose:  A study of phosphorus
    compounds-: Article in press as: S. Gaan, G. Sun, J. Anal. Appl. Pyrol.  Volume 78, Issue 2, March 2007, Pages 371-377.
  • Chemical Processing of Handloom Fabrics, NCUTE, India, Sept 2001.
  • A Study of Phosphorus-Nitrogen Synergistic Effect on Flame Retardant Cotton: Effect of
    Nitrogen Additives-I, S. Gaan and Gang Sun, In Departmental review, to be submitted to Journal of polymer Degradation and Stability. (Forthcoming)
  • A Study of Phosphorus-Nitrogen Synergistic Effect on Flame Retardant Cotton: Effect of
    Nitrogen Additives-II, S Gaan and Gang Sun, In Departmental review, to be submitted to Journal of Polymer Degradation and Stability. (Forthcoming)
  • Effect of Phosphorus Flame Retardants on thermo-oxidative decomposition of Cotton,
    S. Gaan and Gang Sun. Submitted to Journal of Polymer Degradation and Stability. (Forthcoming)
  • Synthesis and application of phosphonate based flame retardants for polyester fabrics.
    S. Gaan and Gang Sun, In Departmental review, to be submitted to Journal of Polymer Degradation and Stability. (Forcoming)
 
Conference Proceedings
  • Novel Flame Retardant System for cellulosic fabrics, ACS National meeting (San    Diego, California), March 2005.
  • Studies on Flame Retardancy of Cotton Fabrics: Effect of Nitrogen Additives, ACS National meeting (San Francisco, California), Sept 2006.
Academic Services
Graduate Student Representative for Agriculture and Environmental Chemistry Graduate Group, 2004-05, 2005-06. U.C. Davis.
Professional Affiliation
  • American Association for Advancement of Science
  • American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
  • Society of Dyers and Colorists
  • American Chemical Society
  • Textile Association of India
Awards & Honors
  • Jastro Shields Student Research Fellowships 2004, 2005, 2006
  • American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists Graduate Student Research Funds 2004, 2005.
  • Winner of National Textile Center Graduate Student Competition (Divison Of Textiles and Clothing, UC Davis), Jan 2006.
  • Winner of Joe Conning National Textile Center Student Research Competition(3rd place), NTC annual meeting 2006, Hilton Head, South Carolina.
  • Gold medal from Sarvajanik Education Society, Surat, India for 1st Rank in Undergraduate Degree.
References

Gang Sun, Ph.D
gysun@ucdavis.edu
Division Textiles and Clothing
1 Shields Ave., University of California
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530)-754-0840

Ning Pan, Ph.D
npan@ucdavis.edu
Division Textiles and Clothing
1 Shields Ave., University of California
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530)-752-6232

Andrew Clifford, Ph.D
ajclifford@ucdavis.edu
3147 Meyer Hall
Nutrition Department, University of California
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530)-752-3376

 

 


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