Dr B. K. Behera is working as Professor and Head of the Department in the Department of Textile Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. His area of specialization includes Fabric manufacturing, 3D weaving and Braiding, Textile Structural Composites, and Textile Reinforced Concretes. His Current research interest includes Design and manufacturing of Textile structural composites and concretes, Green composites, 3D weaving, Weaving of Profiled structures and Spacer fabrics, and Protective Clothing.
Prof Behera has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and delivered more than 220 talks in various international conferences and symposia including 50 keynote and invited speech. He has authored , co-authored and chapter contributions in 14 books relating to Textile structural Mechanics, Soft computing in Textiles and Weaving Technology. Prof. Behera has supervised more than 70 PhD and Master thesis.
He has five patents to his credit. Prof. Behera has successfully completed 20 sponsored research projects and more than 75 industrial consultancy projects as principal investigator. He has also worked as visiting professor in Shinshu university Japan, Technical university of Liberec, Czech Republic and University of Sao paul , Brazil.
He has been an invited speaker in many foreign universities and institutions which includes Technical university Liberec, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan, VUTS research centre Czech Republic, Promatech Machinery Research centre Italy, Composite research institute Budapest, Sao Paulo university Brazil.
Prof. Behera is member of governing council of several reputed Textile institutions and member of Board of studies in five Technical universities . He is also member of Board of Directors of three reputed textile companies in India.