Dr Devabrata Paramanik who is a Lecturer of Fashion in MIMA School of Art and Design, was previously appointed in August 2014 as a Teaching Fellow Fashion Design (Dalian) within Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton.He was rewarded for academic excellence in teaching Fashion Design and contribution to the curriculum. During his posting, he presented his research to various Universities in China and received Joint funding for research for three years 2016-2019 awarded by Ministry of Education and Dalian Polytechnic University, China.
He is an alumnus of prestigious Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi, India (1997), and Nottingham Trent University, U.K (2003- 2012). In 1999, Dev joined Pearl Academy of Fashion’s department of Fashion and Textile Design as a Lecturer to teach both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Apart from teaching, he was given opportunity to work on a variety of consultancy projects for the Indian Export Industry. During his tenure, he established, Pearl Design Studio and successfully served as a design consultant to the large textile export market. During his tenure in Pearl Design Studio he extended his textile design knowledge to work on graphic design projects and corporate branding. Following the success of Pearl Design Studio, He was offered a faculty exchange program with Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in 2003-04.
He achieved his Master’s with Distinction in Textile Design and Innovation in 2006 from Nottingham Trent University. After his Master’s he was offered an opportunity to work by Kjaer Global Ltd., a future trend forecasting company in London. While working for them on global trends he was able to work on a project with mobile manufacturing company Nokia. Later Devabrata Paramanik achieved Nottingham Trent University’s Vice Chancellors Award and completed his full time doctoral research in 2013. His doctoral thesis is titled, “Gestural Patterns: a new method of printed textile design using motion capture technology” He developed a new method, Hybrid Printing System (HPS) to explore digital craft approaches to create surface patterns for printed textile design. This novel method of creating 'handcrafted' prints is a result of the integration of two technologies such as motion-capture (MOCAP) and digital textile printing (DTP).' During his doctoral research he was offered various teaching and mentoring opportunities to work with Bachelors and Masters students in Nottingham Trent University.
As a scholar he has published and presented in recognised International conferences such as Create 10, the interaction design conference, Napier University, Edinburgh (2010), International Conference on Smart Design, Nottingham Trent University (2011), 15th International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA), Belfast, Northern Ireland (2009), Futurescan: Mapping the Territory, Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses Conference, University of Liverpool (2009), “Capturing Rhythm and Space” Exhibition, in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, (2009), Futurotextiel Conference 08: 2nd International Scientific Conference 'Textiles of the Future', Kortrijk, Belgium (2008), 11th Generative Art 2008 Conference, Polytechnico di Milano, Milan, Italy (2008). Apart from his scholarly achievements Dr. Paramanik has taught in various well recognised institutions such as National Institute of Fashion Technology, India, Raffles Universities and was appointed as external examiner by University Technolgi MARA, Malaysia in 2013.
Some of his research publications are:
PARAMANIK, D.,2013. Doctoral Thesis title: Gestural Patterns: A new method of printed textile design using motion capture technology, Nottingham Trent University, U.K.
PARAMANIK, D., 2011. Hybrid Print Systems: A novel method of printed textile design through motion capture, visual programming language and digital inkjet printing technology. In: 1st International Conference on Smart Design, 22nd- 24th November 2011,Nottingham Trent University, U.K.
PARAMANIK, D., 2010. Hybrid Print Practice: Creating hybrid printed textile designs through motion capture, visual programming language and digital inkjet printing technologies. In: Create 10, the interaction design conference, Napier University, Edinburgh, 30 June-2 July 2010.
PARAMANIK, D., 2009.E-Motional Textile: Creating Electronic Patterns for Printed Textile Design by Integrating Motion Capture Technology. In: 15th International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA), Belfast, Northern Ireland, 23 August-3rd September 2009.
PARAMANIK, D., 2009.Hybrid Print Patterns: Generating textile print patterns through open source programming languages and hand movements. In: Futurescan: Mapping theTerritory, Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses Conference, University of Liverpool, 17–18 November 2009.
PARAMANIK, D., 2008. E_MOTIONAL PRINTS: exploring 'digital craft' for printed textile design through motion capture technology. In: Futurotextiel Conference 08: 2nd International Scientific Conference 'Textiles of the Future', Kortrijk, Belgium, 13-15 November 2008.
PARAMANIK, D., 2008. New rhythms of pattern: generating textile print patterns through motion-sensing technology. In: 11th Generative Art 2008 Conference, Polytechnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, 16-18 December 2008.
PARAMANIK, D., 2008. Time|motion: a book review. Leonardo Journals. vol 41/2008 . (3, June)
Rewards and Scholarships:
£32,000 Joint funding for research for three years 2016-2019 awarded by Ministry of Education and Dalian Polytechnic University, China
£1000 Reward for Academic excellence and contribution to teaching, 2017, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, U.K
£1500 Reward for Academic excellence and contribution to teaching, 2016, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, U.K
£650 Sponsorship by Pearl Academy for Exposition of practical outcomes of the doctoral research titled, “Hybrid Print Patterns”, 2nd – 8th July 2012, Nottingham Trent University, U.K.
£3500 Scholarship by Graduate school to present research papers in conferences in Italy, Belgium, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2008 -2011.
£37,080 Vice Chancellors Award - Studentship for Doctoral Research in Art & Design, 2007- 2010, Nottingham Trent University, U.K.
£2000 Scholarship to complete Masters in Nottingham Trent University, 2005, U.K .by Charles Wallace Trust, British council (U.K.)
£2500 Sponsorship for MA Exposition (2005) by HOUSE OF PEARL, POETIC GEM (U.K.).
£2500 Scholarship by Nottingham Trent University, U.K to study Masters in Textile design (2005).
£4300 Six month faculty exchange programme in 2003, Pearl Academy Of Fashion (India)
PhD, Nottingham Trent University
4 Oct 2007 → 9 Jun 2012
Award Date: 3 Aug 2013
Master, Nottingham Trent University
5 Jan 2005 → 10 Feb 2006
Award Date: 13 Jul 2006