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8th ECPC - Upcoming Generation

Speakers

António Braz Costa
General Manager/CEO - CITEVE / CeNTI (PT)
CITEVE - Technological Centre for Textile and Clothing Industries in Portugal CeNTI - Centre of Technology and Smart Materials

Participating In

11:15 - 11:30
Day 07
Openning Session
Moderator
António Braz Costa - CITEVE / CeNTI (PT) - General Manager/CEO
António Braz Costa
General Manager/CEO - CITEVE / CeNTI (PT)
Luís Mário Ribeiro
Coimbra University (PT)

Participating In

11:30 - 12:30
Day 07
Plenary Session: Megatrends
Key note
Luís Mário Ribeiro
Coimbra University (PT)
Jan Laperre
General Manager - Centexbel (BE)
Belgian Textile Research Centre

Participating In

11:30 - 12:30
Day 07
Plenary Session: Megatrends
Key note
Jan Laperre - Centexbel (BE) - General Manager
Robots don’t wear PPE
Jan Laperre
General Manager - Centexbel (BE)
Farzan Gholamreza
Speaker - University of Alberta

Participating In

14:00 - 15:30
Day 07
SESSION 3: Thermal Performance
Speakers
Farzan Gholamreza - University of Alberta - Speaker
Hydrodynamics of Hot Water Flow on Horizontal Fabrics and its Influence on Thermal Performance of Fabric Systems
Farzan Gholamreza
Speaker - University of Alberta
Guowen Song
Associate Professor of Apparel, Merchandising, & Design, Noma Scott Lloyd Chair - Iowa State University

Participating In

14:00 - 15:30
Day 07
SESSION 3: Thermal Performance
Speakers
Guowen Song - Iowa State University - Associate Professor of Apparel, Merchandising, & Design, Noma Scott Lloyd Chair
Numerical Study of Physiological Responses of Hand In Cold Environment
Guowen Song
Associate Professor of Apparel, Merchandising, & Design, Noma Scott Lloyd Chair - Iowa State University
Xiaojiang Xu
U. S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (US)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:30
Day 07
SESSION 3: Thermal Performance
Speakers
Heat Strain in Chemical Protective Ensambles With Different Materials
Xiaojiang Xu
U. S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (US)
Chuansi Gao
Lund University (SE)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:30
Day 07
SESSION 3: Thermal Performance
Speakers
Clothing and Occupational Heat Stress across European Industries in Hot Climates
Chuansi Gao
Lund University (SE)
Timothy Rioux
Engineer - US Army Institute of Environmental Medicine (US)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:30
Day 07
SESSION 3: Thermal Performance
Speakers
Timothy Rioux - US Army Institute of Environmental Medicine (US) - Engineer
Measuring and Predicting Thermal Resistance of Cold-Weather Clothing Configurations
Timothy Rioux
Engineer - US Army Institute of Environmental Medicine (US)
Na Luo
PhD student - Tsinghua University (CN)
Na Luo, PhD Candidate, Insitute of Public Safety Research, Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, China

Participating In

14:00 - 15:30
Day 07
SESSION 1: Protection Against Contaminants
Speakers
Na Luo - Tsinghua University (CN) - PhD student
Performance Evaluation of the Personal Protective Clothing: Indoor Chemical Exposure Modeling and Transdermal Uptake Calculation
Na Luo
PhD student - Tsinghua University (CN)
José Manuel Ramos Fernández
AITEX (ES)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:30
Day 07
SESSION 1: Protection Against Contaminants
Speakers
PROSAFE; Next Generation of Protective Garment for CBRN Protection
José Manuel Ramos Fernández
AITEX (ES)
Ming Fu
Professor - Hefei Institute for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University (CN)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:30
Day 07
SESSION 1: Protection Against Contaminants
Speakers
Ming Fu - Hefei Institute for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University (CN) - Professor
Technical Requirement Analysis of Personal Protective Equipment Under Complex Disaster Environments
11:00 - 12:45
Day 09
SESSION 10: Smart Systems and Wearables for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Ming Fu - Hefei Institute for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University (CN) - Professor
A Software for Body Injury Assesment and Performance Evaluation of Personal Protective Clothing
Ming Fu
Professor - Hefei Institute for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University (CN)
Alfons N Held
marketing director - DuPont International Operations SARL
Alfons N. Held, Swiss, Global Marketing Leader Emergency Response, DuPont Protection Technologies, Alfons Held, holds global marketing responsibility for emergency response segment (structural fire fighters, wildland fire fighters and disaster relief) in the DuPont Safety-Construction business unit. He is working with DuPont since 29 years and joined the Personal Protection business in 2005 as the sales leader for Western Europe. Prior this assignment, he had various assignments in DuPont’s Polymer and Polyester Films businesses. His first experience with employee and contractor safety was acquired while he was operations manager at a DuPont manufacturing unit in Luxembourg. Alfons holds a master’s degree in engineering and is based in DuPont’s European Headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland.

Participating In

14:00 - 15:30
Day 07
SESSION 1: Protection Against Contaminants
Speakers
Alfons N Held - DuPont International Operations SARL - marketing director
Game-Chaning Technology for Next Gen Firefighters PPE
Alfons N Held
marketing director - DuPont International Operations SARL
R. Bryan Ormond
Research Assistant Professor - North Carolina State University / Textile Protection and Comfort Center

Participating In

14:00 - 15:30
Day 07
SESSION 1: Protection Against Contaminants
Speakers
R. Bryan Ormond - North Carolina State University / Textile Protection and Comfort Center - Research Assistant Professor
Effect of Smoke and Particulate Blocking Layers on Performance of Firefighter Protective Hoods
R. Bryan Ormond
Research Assistant Professor - North Carolina State University / Textile Protection and Comfort Center
Eva Cohen
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad, Salud y Bienestar en el Trabajo (ES)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 07
SESSION 2: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
An Automated Control System for Testing Resistance of Protective Clothing Materials to Penetration by Liquids under Pressure
Eva Cohen
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad, Salud y Bienestar en el Trabajo (ES)
Gulsah Ekin
Res. Asst. Msc. - Dokuz Eylul University Department of Textile Engineering

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 07
SESSION 4: New Materials, Functionalizations and Technologies
Speakers
Gulsah Ekin - Dokuz Eylul University Department of Textile Engineering - Res. Asst. Msc.
Investigation of Effects of Phase Changing Materials Transfer By Coating Method
Gulsah Ekin
Res. Asst. Msc. - Dokuz Eylul University Department of Textile Engineering
Uday Raj
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (CN)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 07
SESSION 4: New Materials, Functionalizations and Technologies
Speakers
Modeling Heat and Moisture Transfer Through Hybrid Personal Cooling Clothing (HPCC) in a Hot Environment
Uday Raj
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (CN)
Xiaolin Li
Donghua University (CN)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 07
SESSION 4: New Materials, Functionalizations and Technologies
Speakers
Preparation of High Temperature Resistant Fabrics with High Thermal Shock Resistance
Xiaolin Li
Donghua University (CN)
Ali Serkan Soydan
Assistant Professor - Pamukkale University

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 07
SESSION 4: New Materials, Functionalizations and Technologies
Speakers
Ali Serkan Soydan - Pamukkale University - Assistant Professor
Effect of Knitting Pattern on the Electromagnetic Shielding Efficiency of the Knitted Fabrics Produced with Electro-Conductive Yarns
Ali Serkan Soydan
Assistant Professor - Pamukkale University
Emiel DenHartog
College of Textiles, North Carolina State University (US)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 07
SESSION 4: New Materials, Functionalizations and Technologies
Speakers
A Knitted Fabrics for Protection Against Mosquito Bites without the Use of Insecticides
Emiel DenHartog
College of Textiles, North Carolina State University (US)
Anna Bacciarelli-Ulacha Ph.D. (Eng.)
Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 07
SESSION 4: New Materials, Functionalizations and Technologies
Speakers
Evaluation of "The End Of Service Life” of Self-Healing Materials Applied in All-Rubber Protective Gloves
Anna Bacciarelli-Ulacha Ph.D. (Eng.)
Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute
Nazia Nawaz
RMIT University (AU)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 07
SESSION 2: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
Sailing Protective Apparel – Critical Factors in Performance Evaluation
11:00 - 12:45
Day 08
SESSION 6: Ergonomics and Comfort
Speakers
Development of Firefighters Jacket for Female Workers – What Matters? – A Case Study
Nazia Nawaz
RMIT University (AU)
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.

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 07
SESSION 2: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
Kalev - Lunds University - Docent
Protective Clothing Against Cold – Impacts of the Standard Revision
Kalev
Docent - Lunds University
Aleksandra Samolov
Military Technical Institute (RS)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 07
SESSION 2: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
Validation Estimation of Diffuse Reflection Method for Textile Materials Analysis
Aleksandra Samolov
Military Technical Institute (RS)
Kaoru Wakatsuki
Associate Professor - Shinshu University (JP)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 07
SESSION 2: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
Kaoru Wakatsuki - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
Air Gap Measurement in Firefighter Clothing by a 3-D Body Scanner and its Application to Heat Transfer Analysis
09:30 - 10:45
Day 08
SESSION 1: Wildland Firefighting
Speakers
Kaoru Wakatsuki - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
Heat Transfer Characteristic by Water Content of Outer and Thermal Liner in Firefigher Clothing Against Ordinary and Routine Heat
09:00 - 10:45
Day 09
SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
Kaoru Wakatsuki - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
Development of Test Method on Firefighter Gloves Against Heat and its Evaluation of Current Products
Kaoru Wakatsuki
Associate Professor - Shinshu University (JP)
Floriane Leclinche
Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique Textile (FR)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 07
SESSION 2: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
Analyzing the Effects of Washing Processes and Wear on Fabric Friction Sound of Soldiers Uniforms
Floriane Leclinche
Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique Textile (FR)
Lee Portnoff
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (US)

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 08
SESSION 5: Sports and Medical Protection
Speakers
A Method to Evaluate The Barrier Performance of Protective Fabrics using Visual ‘Strikethrough’ as a Surrogate Viral Penetration Test
09:00 - 10:45
Day 09
SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
Characterization of the Surface Tension of Synthetic Blood Used In ISO 16603 Penetration Tests
Lee Portnoff
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (US)
Joanna Lewartowska
Textile Research Institute (PL)

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 08
SESSION 5: Sports and Medical Protection
Speakers
Bioactive Woven Fabrics – An Efficient Constituent in Prevention of Tick-Borne Diseases
Joanna Lewartowska
Textile Research Institute (PL)
Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira
Professor - ISEC/IPC

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 08
SESSION 5: Sports and Medical Protection
Speakers
Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira - ISEC/IPC - Professor
Surgical Gowns: Measurements of Clothing Insulation with a Thermal Manikin
Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira
Professor - ISEC/IPC
Selcen Kilinc-Balci
Presenter - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 08
SESSION 5: Sports and Medical Protection
Speakers
Selcen Kilinc-Balci - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL - Presenter
A New Test Method to Evaluate Fluid Leakage at the Glove and Protective Clothing Interface
14:00 - 15:45
Day 08
SESSION 7: Selection, Safe Use, Maintenance and Lifecycle
Speakers
Selcen Kilinc-Balci - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL - Presenter
Comparison of Physical and Barrier Performance of Reusable Isolation Gowns
Selcen Kilinc-Balci
Presenter - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL
Adam Poscik
Senior researcher - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 08
SESSION 5: Sports and Medical Protection
Speakers
Adam Poscik - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute - Senior researcher
Development of Test Methods for Clothing Protecting Against Bites by Ticks (Ixodidae)
Adam Poscik
Senior researcher - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute
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.

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 08
SESSION 5: Sports and Medical Protection
Speakers
Gilda Santos - CITEVE (PT) - Technical and Functional Clothing Expert
Development of a Motorcycle Ensemble: Clothing Insulation Approach and Measurements with a Thermal Manikin
11:00 - 12:45
Day 09
SESSION 10: Smart Systems and Wearables for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Gilda Santos - CITEVE (PT) - Technical and Functional Clothing Expert
Smart PPE Standardization Issues
Gilda Santos
Technical and Functional Clothing Expert - CITEVE (PT)
Vincent Dubois
SDIS 13 Sapeurs Pompiers Des Bouches Du Rhone (FR)

Participating In

09:30 - 10:45
Day 08
SESSION 1: Wildland Firefighting
Speakers
PPE Concerns Wildland Firefighting
Vincent Dubois
SDIS 13 Sapeurs Pompiers Des Bouches Du Rhone (FR)
Kaoru Wakatsuki
Associate Professor - Shinshu University (JP)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 07
SESSION 2: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
Kaoru Wakatsuki - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
Air Gap Measurement in Firefighter Clothing by a 3-D Body Scanner and its Application to Heat Transfer Analysis
09:30 - 10:45
Day 08
SESSION 1: Wildland Firefighting
Speakers
Kaoru Wakatsuki - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
Heat Transfer Characteristic by Water Content of Outer and Thermal Liner in Firefigher Clothing Against Ordinary and Routine Heat
09:00 - 10:45
Day 09
SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
Kaoru Wakatsuki - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
Development of Test Method on Firefighter Gloves Against Heat and its Evaluation of Current Products
Kaoru Wakatsuki
Associate Professor - Shinshu University (JP)
Ricardo Oliveira
CEIF (PT)

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 08
SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach
Speakers
High Thermal Resistance Boots to Improve Firefighter Safety
Ricardo Oliveira
CEIF (PT)
Mariann Sandsund
Senior researcher - SINTEF (NO)

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 08
SESSION 6: Ergonomics and Comfort
Speakers
Mariann Sandsund - SINTEF (NO) - Senior researcher
New Protective Clothing to Reduce Heat Stress and Increase Comfort for Operators in the Molten Metal Industry
Mariann Sandsund
Senior researcher - SINTEF (NO)
Ronald Heus
Array - Institute for Safety (NL)
I am a creative, innovative change manager and research scientist. My power is helping (public) organizations in the safety and security domain to enhance their performance by implementation of innovations and valorization of knowledge. I combine a coaching leadership style with a strongly developed intuitive decision making method. I use these qualities to improve the potential of my team members and together we work on a safer world. Within the TNO-organization I realized a new way in thinking of applied research in the field of end-users in public safety by combining traditional science and technology in daily practice. Now I use the lessons of that process to position IFV in the world of firefighters of tomorrow. My experiences are: Program management of strategic knowledge development for the operational work of first responders. Primary goal to contribute to more effective and safer operations in case of accidents and crises. I am working on the first responder of the future. Research in occupational health and safety of first responders Project management of research projects in the domain of first responders and protective clothing and equipment. Main focus to create project teams that are commited to the project goals Research and innovation in ergonomics of protective clothing and equipment, exercise and thermal physiology, human (physical) performance and occupational health and safety of first responders. Specialties: New business development, research scientist, strategist, innovator, domain expert, orthomolecular medicin.

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 08
SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach
Speakers
Ronald Heus - Institute for Safety (NL) - Array
Compatibility of Protective Clothing for the Firefighters
Ronald Heus
Array - Institute for Safety (NL)
Jinbo Huang
Donghua University (CN)

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 08
SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach
Speakers
The Development of Thermal Protection Performance Evaluation Device for Fabric with Simulated Fire Field and Human Body Environment
Jinbo Huang
Donghua University (CN)
Weiwang Chen
Ph.D Candidate - Tsinghua University (CN)

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 08
SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach
Speakers
Weiwang Chen - Tsinghua University (CN) - Ph.D Candidate
PMIA Reinforced Graphene Oxide Aerogels as Promising Thermal Insulation Material for Firefighting Protective Clothing
Weiwang Chen
Ph.D Candidate - Tsinghua University (CN)
Zhongxiang Lei
Donghua University (CN)

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 08
SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach
Speakers
Assessment of Thermal Protective Performance of Firefighter’s Clothing with a Sweating Manikin in Low Level Radiation Exposure
Zhongxiang Lei
Donghua University (CN)
Sumit Mandal
EMPA - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (CH)

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 08
SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach
Speakers
Categorization of Fabrics Used in Firefighters’ Clothing Based on their Thermal Protective and Thermoregulation Performances
Sumit Mandal
EMPA - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (CH)
Wiah Wardiningsih (AU)
RMIT University

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 08
SESSION 6: Ergonomics and Comfort
Speakers
Performance Attributes of Hip Protective Pads Relevant to Thermophysiological Wear Comfort
Wiah Wardiningsih (AU)
RMIT University
Sirkka Rissanen
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FI)

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 08
SESSION 6: Ergonomics and Comfort
Speakers
Physiological Strain During Mine Rescue Exercise
Sirkka Rissanen
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FI)
Peter Broede
Researcher - Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo)

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 08
SESSION 6: Ergonomics and Comfort
Speakers
Peter Broede - Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo) - Researcher
Evaluating the Ergonomics of PPE Systems – How Many Subjects are Needed?
Peter Broede
Researcher - Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo)
Martin Harnisch
Project Manager R&D - Hohenstein Institut fuer Textilinnovation

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 08
SESSION 6: Ergonomics and Comfort
Speakers
Martin Harnisch - Hohenstein Institut fuer Textilinnovation - Project Manager R&D
Shoe Climate Optimization in Working Boots
Martin Harnisch
Project Manager R&D - Hohenstein Institut fuer Textilinnovation
Nazia Nawaz
RMIT University (AU)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 07
SESSION 2: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
Sailing Protective Apparel – Critical Factors in Performance Evaluation
11:00 - 12:45
Day 08
SESSION 6: Ergonomics and Comfort
Speakers
Development of Firefighters Jacket for Female Workers – What Matters? – A Case Study
Nazia Nawaz
RMIT University (AU)
Wilbert van de Eijnde
Oclusion Skin (NL)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:15
Day 08
SESSION 3: Protection Against Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
Speakers
Skin Barrier Impairment Due to the Occlusive Effect of Firefighter Clothing
Wilbert van de Eijnde
Oclusion Skin (NL)
Stephane Conings
Firefighter of Amsterdam (NL)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:15
Day 08
SESSION 3: Protection Against Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
Speakers
Awareness and Change of Behavior in Relation to (de)contamination Before, During and After Firefighting
15:15 - 15:45
Day 08
PANEL DISCUSSION
Speakers
Stephane Conings
Firefighter of Amsterdam (NL)
Elzbieta Mielicka
Head of Scientific Department of Knitting and Clothing Technologies - Textile Research Institute (IW)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:45
Day 08
SESSION 7: Selection, Safe Use, Maintenance and Lifecycle
Speakers
Elzbieta Mielicka - Textile Research Institute (IW) - Head of Scientific Department of Knitting and Clothing Technologies
Functionality of Work Wear Clothing based on Dimensioning Silhouettes and Users Preferences
Elzbieta Mielicka
Head of Scientific Department of Knitting and Clothing Technologies - Textile Research Institute (IW)
Cassandra Kwon
Research Assistant Professor - NC State University/Textile Protection Comfort Center

Participating In

14:00 - 15:15
Day 08
SESSION 3: Protection Against Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
Speakers
Cassandra Kwon - NC State University/Textile Protection Comfort Center - Research Assistant Professor
Introducing a Newly Developed Smoke and Particulate Resistant Structural Turnout
Cassandra Kwon
Research Assistant Professor - NC State University/Textile Protection Comfort Center
Juha Laitinen
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FI)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:15
Day 08
SESSION 3: Protection Against Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
Speakers
The Contamination and Decontamination of Firefighting Garments - Laboratory tests
15:15 - 15:45
Day 08
PANEL DISCUSSION
Speakers
Juha Laitinen
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FI)
Chris Watson
RMIT University (AU)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:45
Day 08
SESSION 7: Selection, Safe Use, Maintenance and Lifecycle
Speakers
Industrial Workwear for Use in Hot Environments: A Study of the Performance of Low Risk Category Materials
Chris Watson
RMIT University (AU)
Shadi Houshyar
RMIT University (AU)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:45
Day 08
SESSION 7: Selection, Safe Use, Maintenance and Lifecycle
Speakers
Ultraviolet Irradiation and Performance Properties of Firefighter’s Protective Clothing
Shadi Houshyar
RMIT University (AU)
Patricia Dolez
Assistant Professor - University of Alberta

Participating In

14:00 - 15:45
Day 08
SESSION 7: Selection, Safe Use, Maintenance and Lifecycle
Speakers
Patricia Dolez - University of Alberta - Assistant Professor
Comparison of the Effect of Thermal Aging on the Mechanical Performance of Fire Protective Fabrics
Patricia Dolez
Assistant Professor - University of Alberta
Selcen Kilinc-Balci
Presenter - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 08
SESSION 5: Sports and Medical Protection
Speakers
Selcen Kilinc-Balci - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL - Presenter
A New Test Method to Evaluate Fluid Leakage at the Glove and Protective Clothing Interface
14:00 - 15:45
Day 08
SESSION 7: Selection, Safe Use, Maintenance and Lifecycle
Speakers
Selcen Kilinc-Balci - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL - Presenter
Comparison of Physical and Barrier Performance of Reusable Isolation Gowns
Selcen Kilinc-Balci
Presenter - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL
Maurice Kemmeren
Institute for Safety (NL)

Participating In

15:15 - 15:45
Day 08
PANEL DISCUSSION
Speakers
Maurice Kemmeren
Institute for Safety (NL)
Stephane Conings
Firefighter of Amsterdam (NL)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:15
Day 08
SESSION 3: Protection Against Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
Speakers
Awareness and Change of Behavior in Relation to (de)contamination Before, During and After Firefighting
15:15 - 15:45
Day 08
PANEL DISCUSSION
Speakers
Stephane Conings
Firefighter of Amsterdam (NL)
Juha Laitinen
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FI)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:15
Day 08
SESSION 3: Protection Against Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
Speakers
The Contamination and Decontamination of Firefighting Garments - Laboratory tests
15:15 - 15:45
Day 08
PANEL DISCUSSION
Speakers
Juha Laitinen
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FI)
Roger Barker
Director TPACC/NC State - NC State

Participating In

15:15 - 15:45
Day 08
PANEL DISCUSSION
Speakers
Roger Barker - NC State - Director TPACC/NC State
Roger Barker
Director TPACC/NC State - NC State
M.I. Timmermans
Saxion University of Applied Sciences (NL)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 08
SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
Speakers
User Centered Product Development of a Cooling Garment for Firefighters
M.I. Timmermans
Saxion University of Applied Sciences (NL)
Jeffrey Stull
International Personnel Protection, Inc (US)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 08
SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
Speakers
Validation of Cleaning for Firefighting Protective Clothing
11:00 - 12:45
Day 09
SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
Speakers
Emerging Factors Related to the Design, Selection, and Use of Protective Clothing Against Highly Infectious Diseases
Jeffrey Stull
International Personnel Protection, Inc (US)
Radek Soukup
R&D project manager - University of West Bohemia

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 08
SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
Speakers
Radek Soukup - University of West Bohemia - R&D project manager
Smart Firefighter Protective Suit and Gloves
Radek Soukup
R&D project manager - University of West Bohemia
Thomas Verminck
CEO - Decontex NV

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 08
SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
Speakers
Thomas Verminck - Decontex NV - CEO
Decontamination of Fire Intervention Gear
Thomas Verminck
CEO - Decontex NV
De Glas Vera
R&D engineer - SIOEN NV

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 08
SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
Speakers
De Glas Vera - SIOEN NV - R&D engineer
Firefighter Intervention Clothing, Selection, Correct Use and Care
De Glas Vera
R&D engineer - SIOEN NV
Emilia Irzmańska Ph.D. (Eng.), D.Sc. (Eng.)
Head of the Laboratory of Hand and Foot Protection - Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 08
SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Emilia Irzmańska Ph.D. (Eng.), D.Sc. (Eng.) - Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute - Head of the Laboratory of Hand and Foot Protection
Influence of Perspiration Simulated on Thermal Hand Model on the Insulation of Protective Gloves in Cold Thermal Environment
Emilia Irzmańska Ph.D. (Eng.), D.Sc. (Eng.)
Head of the Laboratory of Hand and Foot Protection - Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute
Grażyna Bartkowiak
Head of Laboratory of Protective Clothing - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 08
SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Grażyna Bartkowiak - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute - Head of Laboratory of Protective Clothing
Effect of Moisture in Undergarments on Protective Parameters of Clothing Set Protecting Against Heat and Flame
Grażyna Bartkowiak
Head of Laboratory of Protective Clothing - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute
Aitor Coca
Researcher - CDC/NIOSH (US)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 08
SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Aitor Coca - CDC/NIOSH (US) - Researcher
Comparison of Thermal Manikin Modeling and Human Subjects Responses During Use of Cooling Devices Under Personal Protective Ensembles in the Heat
Aitor Coca
Researcher - CDC/NIOSH (US)
Jung-Hyun Kim
Presenter - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 08
SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Jung-Hyun Kim - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL - Presenter
Evaluation of Different Ambient and Clothing Conditions for Threshold Limit Value of Occupational Heat Stress: Pilot study
Jung-Hyun Kim
Presenter - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL
António Manuel Mendes Raimundo
University of Coimbra (PT)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 08
SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Use of A Human Body Thermoregulation Model to Evaluate Fire Protection Clothing
António Manuel Mendes Raimundo
University of Coimbra (PT)
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.

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 08
SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
Speakers
Daniela Zavec - TITERA (SI) - President of Textile Association in Slovenia. Coordinator of National and European R&D Projects
Smart PPE - A Keyword for a Safer Life
Daniela Zavec
President of Textile Association in Slovenia. Coordinator of National and European R&D Projects - TITERA (SI)
André Pinto
CeNTI (PT)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 08
SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
Speakers
Firefighter Suit with Integrated Sensing Capabilities and Remote Communications for Enhanced Safety
11:00 - 12:45
Day 09
SESSION 10: Smart Systems and Wearables for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Development of Sensorized Protective Personal Equipment for Hazardous Environment and Operative Personnel Assessment
André Pinto
CeNTI (PT)
Hilde Færevik
SINTEF Health Research (NO)

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 09
SESSION 11: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Offshore Work in the Barents Sea
Hilde Færevik
SINTEF Health Research (NO)
Do-Hyung Kim
Seoul National University

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 09
SESSION 11: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Development and Evaluation of Firefighting Shirts with both Cooling and Drinking Functions to Alleviate Heat Strain in Summer
Do-Hyung Kim
Seoul National University
Mark Hepokoski

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 09
SESSION 11: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Development of a Standard Procedure for Calibrating an Adaptive Manikin
Mark Hepokoski
Margherita Raccuglia
PhD Researcher - Loughborough University (UK)

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 09
SESSION 11: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Margherita Raccuglia - Loughborough University (UK) - PhD Researcher
Measuring Garment Spatial Sweat Absorption: Gravimetric and Infrared Approach
Margherita Raccuglia
PhD Researcher - Loughborough University (UK)
Martin Camenzind
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (CH)

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 09
SESSION 11: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Comparison of Air Gap Distribution and Trans-Ferred Energy for Flame Engulfment Tests According to ISO13506
Martin Camenzind
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (CH)
Viviane Corrêa Aguiar Ramos
Instituto Agronômico (BR)

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 09
SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
Use of Spectrophotometry UV-VIS In The PPE For Protection Against Pesticides Assessment
Viviane Corrêa Aguiar Ramos
Instituto Agronômico (BR)
Hao Feng
Donghua University (CN)

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 09
SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
Development of Chemical Protective Clothing Evaluation Device
Hao Feng
Donghua University (CN)
Anugrah Shaw
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (US)

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 09
SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
PPE for Protection Against Pesticides: Development Of Surrogate Test Chemical
Anugrah Shaw
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (US)
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.

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 09
SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
Prof. Dr. René Michel Rossi - Swiss federal Laboratories of Material Science and Technology - Leader of Laboratory Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles
Protection Against Hot Steam Injuries: How Does Steam Penetrate the Human Skin?
Prof. Dr. René Michel Rossi
Leader of Laboratory Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles - Swiss federal Laboratories of Material Science and Technology
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.

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 09
SESSION 11: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Kirsi Jussila - Finnish Institute of Occupational Health - Specialist Research Scientist
Measuring Moisture Effects on Clothing Thermal Properties in the Cold Work: Human and Thermal Manikin Study
Kirsi Jussila
Specialist Research Scientist - Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Lee Portnoff
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (US)

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 08
SESSION 5: Sports and Medical Protection
Speakers
A Method to Evaluate The Barrier Performance of Protective Fabrics using Visual ‘Strikethrough’ as a Surrogate Viral Penetration Test
09:00 - 10:45
Day 09
SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
Characterization of the Surface Tension of Synthetic Blood Used In ISO 16603 Penetration Tests
Lee Portnoff
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (US)
Kaoru Wakatsuki
Associate Professor - Shinshu University (JP)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 07
SESSION 2: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
Kaoru Wakatsuki - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
Air Gap Measurement in Firefighter Clothing by a 3-D Body Scanner and its Application to Heat Transfer Analysis
09:30 - 10:45
Day 08
SESSION 1: Wildland Firefighting
Speakers
Kaoru Wakatsuki - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
Heat Transfer Characteristic by Water Content of Outer and Thermal Liner in Firefigher Clothing Against Ordinary and Routine Heat
09:00 - 10:45
Day 09
SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
Speakers
Kaoru Wakatsuki - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
Development of Test Method on Firefighter Gloves Against Heat and its Evaluation of Current Products
Kaoru Wakatsuki
Associate Professor - Shinshu University (JP)
Edith Classen
Hohenstein Institut fuer Textilinnovation (DE)

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 09
SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
Speakers
Graphene Surface Modification of Textiles for PPE Applications
Edith Classen
Hohenstein Institut fuer Textilinnovation (DE)
Malgorzata Matusiak
adjunct - Lodz University of Technology

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 09
SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
Speakers
Malgorzata Matusiak - Lodz University of Technology - adjunct
Seersucker Woven Fabrics as a Thermal Insulator
Malgorzata Matusiak
adjunct - Lodz University of Technology
Anna West
PhD Researcher - Loughborough University (UK)

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 09
SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
Speakers
Anna West - Loughborough University (UK) - PhD Researcher
Sweat Distribution and Perceived Wetness Across the Human Foot
Anna West
PhD Researcher - Loughborough University (UK)
Thomas Payne
Personal Protective Equipment Lead - MOD

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 09
SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
Speakers
Thomas Payne - MOD - Personal Protective Equipment Lead
Home Office Personal Protective Equipment Standards – Updates and Development Work
Thomas Payne
Personal Protective Equipment Lead - MOD
Mengqi Yuan
Beijing Institute of Technology (CN)

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 09
SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
Speakers
Phase-change Micro-capsule Improves the Thermal Comfort of Stab Resistant Body Armor
Mengqi Yuan
Beijing Institute of Technology (CN)
Joana Isabel Santos Paiva
Researcher, PhD student - INESC TEC - INESC Technology and Science

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 09
SESSION 10: Smart Systems and Wearables for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Joana Isabel Santos Paiva - INESC TEC - INESC Technology and Science - Researcher, PhD student
WeSENSS: Wearable Wireless Devices for Vitals and Body-Area Environment Monitoring of Firefighters
Joana Isabel Santos Paiva
Researcher, PhD student - INESC TEC - INESC Technology and Science
Jan Vincent Jordan
Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) der RWTH Aachen University (DE)

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 09
SESSION 10: Smart Systems and Wearables for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Sensor-based Wearable Airbag Systems for Various Fall Scenarios
Jan Vincent Jordan
Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) der RWTH Aachen University (DE)
Na Xing
Donghua University (CN)

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 09
SESSION 10: Smart Systems and Wearables for Protective Clothing
Speakers
A Kind of Thermal Barrier with Intelligent Adjustment Thickness
Na Xing
Donghua University (CN)
Jeffrey Stull
International Personnel Protection, Inc (US)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 08
SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
Speakers
Validation of Cleaning for Firefighting Protective Clothing
11:00 - 12:45
Day 09
SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
Speakers
Emerging Factors Related to the Design, Selection, and Use of Protective Clothing Against Highly Infectious Diseases
Jeffrey Stull
International Personnel Protection, Inc (US)
Ming Fu
Professor - Hefei Institute for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University (CN)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:30
Day 07
SESSION 1: Protection Against Contaminants
Speakers
Ming Fu - Hefei Institute for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University (CN) - Professor
Technical Requirement Analysis of Personal Protective Equipment Under Complex Disaster Environments
11:00 - 12:45
Day 09
SESSION 10: Smart Systems and Wearables for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Ming Fu - Hefei Institute for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University (CN) - Professor
A Software for Body Injury Assesment and Performance Evaluation of Personal Protective Clothing
Ming Fu
Professor - Hefei Institute for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University (CN)
André Pinto
CeNTI (PT)

Participating In

16:00 - 17:45
Day 08
SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
Speakers
Firefighter Suit with Integrated Sensing Capabilities and Remote Communications for Enhanced Safety
11:00 - 12:45
Day 09
SESSION 10: Smart Systems and Wearables for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Development of Sensorized Protective Personal Equipment for Hazardous Environment and Operative Personnel Assessment
André Pinto
CeNTI (PT)
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.

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 08
SESSION 5: Sports and Medical Protection
Speakers
Gilda Santos - CITEVE (PT) - Technical and Functional Clothing Expert
Development of a Motorcycle Ensemble: Clothing Insulation Approach and Measurements with a Thermal Manikin
11:00 - 12:45
Day 09
SESSION 10: Smart Systems and Wearables for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Gilda Santos - CITEVE (PT) - Technical and Functional Clothing Expert
Smart PPE Standardization Issues
Gilda Santos
Technical and Functional Clothing Expert - CITEVE (PT)

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