Project Team

Imranul Islam

Md Imranul (Imran) Islam, PhD

Assistant Professor, Textile Development and Marketing

Imran Islam, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Textile Development and Marketing at FIT. He holds a Ph.D. in Sustainability in Textiles and Apparel from Kansas State University, MBA in Marketing, MEngg. in Advanced Engineering Management, and B.S. in Textile Technology. Dr. Islam’s expertise includes sustainability, life cycle analysis, textile fibers and yarns, knitting and knit product development, textile testing and analysis, and application of textile technology to design. He is an author/ co-author of over 40 grants, peer-reviewed journal publications, and conference presentations, presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Islam is an active member of several professional societies and organizations including the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC).

Ajoy Sarkar

Ajoy Sarkar, PhD

Professor and Assistant Chairperson, Textile Development and Marketing

Ajoy Sarkar, PhD, is a Professor and Assistant Chair in Textile Development and Marketing department at FIT. He holds a Ph.D. in Textile Sciences, The University of Georgia and a BS (Technology) in Textile Chemistry from Mumbai University, India. Additionally, Dr. Sarkar is an associate editor for the AATCC Journal of Research.

Jeffrey Silberman

Jeffrey Silberman

Adjunct Faculty, Textile Development and Marketing

Jeffrey Silberman is an adjunct professor and former Head of Textile Development and Marketing Department at (FIT). He is an international textile consultant specializing in natural fiber program development and demand enhancement strategy, having designed and implemented such programs in more than 15 countries. Mr. Silberman holds a Master of Textiles (MR) degree from North Carolina State University, College of Textiles, a B.S. in Textile Marketing and Design from Philadelphia University, and Advanced Management Program Certificates from the Wharton School of Business in Finance and Accounting, Marketing Management from the Columbia Graduate School of Business, and Environmental Law from New York University.


FIT Students from Textile Development and Marketing Department

Rebecca Dillenberger

Alina Fitzpatrick

Kushbu Jivan

In Sun Chung

Nanako Tajima

Colette Ward

Heri Park

Jordan Packard

Miranda Annunziata

Amber Diaz

Bailey Wright

Connor Guattery

Will Meyer

Massiel Rodriguez

Kelly Schliefer

Ashley Weil

Yasemin Yigit

Erica Brown

TDM Classroom Assistants

Kathryn Malik

Norber Bogner

Cesar Saavedra

Special thanks to Susana Alfaia, TDM Special Projects Coordinator for all her help with the project.


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