Ajoy K. Sarkar, PhD is Professor and Assistant Chairperson in the Textile Development and Marketing department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, NY. Following his undergraduate education in India, he earned MS and PhD degrees in textile sciences from the University of Georgia. Dr. Sarkar’s expertise includes fibers, textile coloration, finishing, product development, textile analysis, and application of textile technology to design. His research focus is sustainable textiles, eco-fashion, and protective functional fabrics. Dr. Sarkar has authored over forty-five publications and presented at numerous international conferences. He is also a co-author of a bestselling textbook, J.J. Pizzuto’s Fabric Science, 11th Edition, New York, NY: Fairchild Books, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Additionally, Dr. Sarkar serves as an associate editor for the AATCC Journal of Research. Dr. Sarkar is a winner of the FIT President’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Curricular Innovation as well as a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities.