Mangala Joshi is a professor at the Department of Textile Technology of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi). She obtained a master’s in chemistry in 1984 and a PhD in polymer science and technology in 1992 from IIT Delhi. She won the National Award for Innovation in the field of polymer science and technology for 2012–13 instituted by the Department of Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India. Prof. Joshi is the author of more than 90 research articles published in several refereed journals and has received 2 patents. Her research interests include polymer and fiber science and technology, nanotechnology in textiles, nanocomposite fibers, nanofibers and coatings, bioactive and functional textiles, polymer composites, coated and laminated textiles for defense applications, and environment management in textiles.