Dr. Mohammad Nazmul Karim, Knowledge Exchange Fellow, National Graphene Institute (NGI), The University of Manchester shared his knowledge and experiences with the editors, contributors, campus correspondents and research assistants of Textile Today on 14th December 2017. Dr. Karim has been working as honorary Technical Editor of Bangladesh Textile Today. He was addressing at the Textile Today Quarterly Meet.
The meeting is usually held once in every three months where different activities of Textile Today and team has been reviewed and assessed. This is the 2nd Textile Today Quarterly Meet after the first one where the editorial panel gave their guidelines to the contributors how they can improve their writings and which area should be covered. The editorial panel members, contributors and research assistants also share their experiences in the program.
Dr. Karim emphasized on importance of collaboration in Bangladesh for research in a particular reality where there is shortage in sophisticated equipment for scientific research. He said, “Assessing research expectation and outcome and relating to the risk associated is a nine stage process where all the processes are done step by step and in a through way.” He encouraged all the research assistants to start researches by making a team and if they face any problems, he suggested asking help to the editors, researchers, teachers etc. from all around the world. He promised them to provide any possible help in their research works. He encouraged all to enlarge their research networks.
He also added that research involves industries in two ways such as reactive and proactive. Research works involving problems of industry on existing products, process or problem solving is reactive industry engagement. On the other hand, research works on new product development, changing whole supply chain, industry impact etc. are proactive engagement. He suggested all to engage the industries in all possible ways.
Dr. Karim shared his experiences of working in largest Grephene research center in the world. He informed that invention of Graphene was like an accident. Later the inventors won Nobel prizes and the institution got global attention. Currently their institution is getting funds from European Union, British Government and also from other industries.
Tareq Amin, Editor and Publisher of Textile Today, presided over the Quarterly Meet program where among others Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Executive Editor, Textile Today, Pro-vice chancellor of BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT); Hasan Kajmir Mahmud, Director of Southwest Composite Ltd. & CEO of QTex Sourcing; Setara Begum, Technical Editor, Textile Today, Assistant professor & Head, Department of Textile Engineering, BUFT; and Akhi Akter, Sub-Editor, Textile Today, were present along with campus correspondents and research assistants of the magazine.
According to Professor Dr. Ayub Nabi Khan, “Sustainable projects are seen in Bangladesh but it has to be increased depending on the technology, because day by day automation is increasing. That’s why many more people will be jobless in future.” He suggested that if you want to come up with the technology and situation, you have to be more creative, innovative, research minded.
Kajmir Mahmud, Director of Southwest Composite Ltd. & CEO of Tex Sourcing said, “Researches in Bangladesh should planned and focused more on the realities of the country. If researchers here can come up with practical solution and answers of recycling and using of available materials in Bangladesh, definitely those researches will put enormous impact. ”
He also suggested that machine manufacturing industry is very important for Bangladesh to build, because textile industry is using all imported machines in Bangladesh. So to improve this sector and reduce import dependency everyone should focus on research based manufacturing of important raw materials and capital machinery.
In Bangladesh, some researches are done on chemical, machinery and medical fields in different universities, but to make it successful government should come forward. Jute can be the main raw materials that should be more in advance research.
Bangladesh Textile Today awarded to its best campus correspondents and research assistants for their outstanding contribution in writing and research works in the meeting.
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