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Scientific Commitee

Kalev
Docent - Lunds University
He is responsible for the Thermal Environment Laboratory. He did graduate from the Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia as a civil engineer in building technology, and continued his studies for Master degree in industrial ergonomics at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. The studies were continued while working at the National Institute for Working Life in Solna, Sweden. The doctoral thesis (2000) was related to testing of cold protective footwear thermal properties, and test results practical utilization. His research has covered method development for thermal manikins, human performance evaluation, use of thermal indices and standardisation, design solutions’ thermal function evaluation etc.
Kalev
Docent - Lunds University
Kirsi Jussila
Specialist Research Scientist - Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Her special research areas are clothing physiology, protective clothing, gloves, shoes and headgear against cold, use of PPE in the cold and working in the Arctic conditions. She has been member of ESPC board since 2012.
Kirsi Jussila
Specialist Research Scientist - Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Gilda Santos
Technical and Functional Clothing Expert - CITEVE (PT)
Graduated in Textile Engineering from Beira Interior University, Master in Design and Marketing from Minho University and Project Management Professional from PMI (USA). Technical and Functional Clothing expert at Technology and Engineering department of CITEVE. Coordinator of national and European R&D projects for new products and processes, including intelligent textiles for techno fashion, sport, health and also protection and defense, namely for the European Defense Agency. Expert of CEN / TC 248 / WG 31 - Smart Textiles and CEN - CENELEC BTWG 8: Protective textiles and personal protective clothing and equipment. Expert of the European Textile Platform within the scope of Textile Flagship for Europe nº5 - Smart textile solutions for functional clothing, wearables and innovative medical technology.
Gilda Santos
Technical and Functional Clothing Expert - CITEVE (PT)
Prof. Dr. René Michel Rossi
Leader of Laboratory Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles - Swiss federal Laboratories of Material Science and Technology
René Rossi has been working at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology for 25 years in the field of the interactions between materials and the human skin. In 1999 he was awarded his PhD at ETH Zurich for his dissertation on protection and physiology in fire fighters protective clothing. He is a founder member of the European Society for Protective Clothing and lecturer in Thermophysiology at ETH Zurich. Since 2003, he has been leading the Laboratory for Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles at Empa, a group of around 40 researchers developing new materials and systems for the improvement of health and performance of the human body. René Rossi is currently Guest Professor at the University of Haute-Alsace in Mulhouse/France.
Prof. Dr. René Michel Rossi
Leader of Laboratory Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles - Swiss federal Laboratories of Material Science and Technology
Daniela Zavec
President of Textile Association in Slovenia. Coordinator of National and European R&D Projects - TITERA (SI)
PhD in Textile Engineering at University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Deartment of Design and Textile Materials. Textile, Human Comfort and Smart Clothing expert at TITERA ltd. Slovenia. An expert in development of functional textile and flexible products with aim to improve human comfort, well-being and safety. Technology scout for the technical and human progress. Expert of CEN / TC 248 / WG 31 - Smart Textiles – Electronics and of DIN »Smarte Bekleidung – Aktiv leuchtende Warnwesten“. Coordinator of national and European R&D projects. President of Textile Association in Slovenia.
Daniela Zavec
President of Textile Association in Slovenia. Coordinator of National and European R&D Projects - TITERA (SI)
Bengi Kutlu
Research - Education - Dokuz Eylul University
Bengi Kutlu
Research - Education - Dokuz Eylul University
Eun Ae Kim
Yonsei University (KR)
Eun Ae Kim
Emiel DenHartog
College of Textiles, North Carolina State University (US)
Emiel DenHartog
Eric van Wely
Global Regulatory Affairs - DuPont Safety & Construction / DuPont International Operations S.à.R.L.
Eric van Wely
Global Regulatory Affairs - DuPont Safety & Construction / DuPont International Operations S.à.R.L.
George Havenith
Professor / Director - Loughborough University
George Havenith
Professor / Director - Loughborough University
Grażyna Bartkowiak
Head of Laboratory of Protective Clothing - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute
Grażyna Bartkowiak
Head of Laboratory of Protective Clothing - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute
Henk Vanhoutte
secretary general - European Safety Federation
Henk Vanhoutte
secretary general - European Safety Federation
Hilde Færevik
Senior Scientist - SINTEF Health Research (NO)
Hilde Færevik
Senior Scientist - SINTEF Health Research (NO)
Jean Leonard
Centexbel (BE)
Jean Leonard
Kaoru Wakatsuki
Associate Professor - Shinshu University (JP)
Kaoru Wakatsuki
Associate Professor - Shinshu University (JP)
Kee Jong Yoon
Asian Society of Protective Clothing (KR)
Kee Jong Yoon
Miriam Martinez
AITEX (ES)
Miriam Martinez
Peter Heffels
deputy head of ZS - BG BAU
Peter Heffels
deputy head of ZS - BG BAU
Roger Barker
Director TPACC/NC State - NC State
Roger Barker
Director TPACC/NC State - NC State

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