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8th ECPC - Upcoming Generation

Programa

  • 10:15 - 10:30
    Openning Session

    Moderator

    António Braz Costa
    António Braz Costa
    General Manager / CEO - CITEVE / CeNTI (PT)
    Braz Costa was born in Portugal in 1962. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minho in 1989. Since January 2000, he works as General Manager at CITEVE – Portuguese Technological Centre for Textile and Clothing Industries. CITEVE is a European reference institute that provides technological support and services to companies acting in the textile and clothing business. Product design and development, prototyping, testing and applied R&D oriented to innovative applications are included in its service portfolio that also includes consultancy, training and fashion intelligence. Since April 2012, is the CEO at CeNTI – Centre of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials. CeNTI is a research institute specialized in nanotechnology, functional materials, smart materials, printed electronics and additive technologies applied to several sectors, mainly developing solutions for Automotive & Aeronautics, Architecture & Construction and Health, Security & Wellbeing. At international level, he is - President of Textranet, the European Network of Textile Research Organizations, - Vice President of Textile ETP, European Technological Platform for the future of Textiles and Clothing.

    Participating In

    10:15 - 10:30
    Dia 07
    Openning Session
    Moderator
    António Braz Costa - CITEVE / CeNTI (PT) - General Manager / CEO
    - CITEVE / CeNTI (PT) - General Manager / CEO
  • 10:30 - 11:30
    Plenary Session: Megatrends

    Key note

    Jan Laperre
    Jan Laperre
    General Manager - Centexbel (BE)
    Belgian Textile Research Centre

    Participating In

    10:30 - 11:30
    Dia 07
    Plenary Session: Megatrends
    Key note
    Jan Laperre - Centexbel (BE) - General Manager
    Robots don’t wear PPE
    - Centexbel (BE) - General Manager
    Robots don’t wear PPE
    Divo Quintela
    Divo Quintela
    Professor - Coimbra University (PT)

    Participating In

    10:30 - 11:30
    Dia 07
    Plenary Session: Megatrends
    Key note
    Divo Quintela - Coimbra University (PT) - Professor
    Linking University Research Centers to Society - ADAI / CEIF: A Portuguese Experience
    - Coimbra University (PT) - Professor
    Linking University Research Centers to Society - ADAI / CEIF: A Portuguese Experience
  • 11:30 - 13:00
    LUNCH
  • 13:00 - 14:30
    SESSION 1: Protection Against Contaminants

    Speakers

    R. Bryan Ormond
    R. Bryan Ormond
    Research Assistant Professor - North Carolina State University / Textile Protection and Comfort Center
    Dr. Ormond began work for N.C. State's Textile Protection and Comfort (TPACC) as a graduate student in May 2007 after earning his bachelor's degree in Polymer and Color Chemistry. He received his Doctorate in Fiber and Polymer Science in May 2012. His dissertation research focused on the variability associated with the Man-In-Simulant-Test (MIST) for chemical protective ensembles. As Research Assistant Professor since 2013, he has focused his research on chemical protective clothing and protecting first responders and soldiers from a variety of threats. He has specialized in vapor and particulate protection evaluations of whole chemical/biological ensembles. Most of Dr. Ormond's research projects have relied on firefighter and law enforcement input and feedback to help develop novel concepts and designs for the next generation protective equipment. Dr. Ormond serves on NFPA and ASTM committees as well as being the Chair of ASTM's Chemical Hazards Subcommittee.

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:30
    Dia 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
    - 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
    Alfons N Held
    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

    13:00 - 14:30
    Dia 07
    SESSION 1: Protection Against Contaminants
    Speakers
    Alfons N Held - DuPont International Operations SARL - Marketing Director
    Game-Chaning Technology for Next Gen Firefighters PPE
    - DuPont International Operations SARL - Marketing Director
    Game-Chaning Technology for Next Gen Firefighters PPE
    Ming Fu
    Ming Fu
    Professor - Hefei Institute for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University (CN)
    Dr. Ming Fu is a professor in Hefei Institute for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University. Research scopes: Thermal stress & strain in hot environments;Thermal manikin modelling of heat and mass transfer in clothing;Fire Fighter Safety (Heat, Flame and Smoke toxicity).

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:30
    Dia 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
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 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
    - Hefei Institute for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University (CN) - Professor
    Technical Requirement Analysis of Personal Protective Equipment Under Complex Disaster Environments
    José Manuel Ramos Fernández
    José Manuel Ramos Fernández
    International Project Manager - Asociacion de Investigación de la Industria Textil
    He is PhD in Chemistry (University of Alicante). The topic of the thesis was the development of new carbon materials from petroleum residues for fusion devices. Afterwards, He was awarded with a MARIE CURIE FELLOW (IAAP) at MAST CARBON INTERNATIONAL LTD (http://www.mastcarbon.co.uk/, United Kingdom). In this company He was integrated in the R+D division, He was involved in several research projects at EU level, all of them focused in the application of nanotechnology in defense. In AITEX, He is currently the leader of three research projects funded by European Defence Agency. All of these projects are focused on the development of textiles and derived materials for their use in defense applications.

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:30
    Dia 07
    SESSION 1: Protection Against Contaminants
    Speakers
    José Manuel Ramos Fernández - Asociacion de Investigación de la Industria Textil - International Project Manager
    PROSAFE; Next Generation of Protective Garment for CBRN Protection
    - Asociacion de Investigación de la Industria Textil - International Project Manager
    PROSAFE; Next Generation of Protective Garment for CBRN Protection
    Na Luo
    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

    13:00 - 14:30
    Dia 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
    - Tsinghua University (CN) - PhD student
    Performance Evaluation of the Personal Protective Clothing: Indoor Chemical Exposure Modeling and Transdermal Uptake Calculation

    Moderator

    Kirsi Jussila
    Kirsi Jussila
    Specialist research scientist, D.Sc (tech) - 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

    13:00 - 14:30
    Dia 07
    SESSION 1: Protection Against Contaminants
    Moderator
    Kirsi Jussila - Finnish Institute of Occupational Health - Specialist research scientist, D.Sc (tech)
    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 11: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    Kirsi Jussila - Finnish Institute of Occupational Health - Specialist research scientist, D.Sc (tech)
    Measuring Moisture Effects on Clothing Thermal Properties in the Cold Work: Human and Thermal Manikin Study
    - Finnish Institute of Occupational Health - Specialist research scientist, D.Sc (tech)
  • 13:00 - 14:30
    SESSION 3: Thermal Performance

    Speakers

    Timothy Rioux
    Timothy Rioux
    Engineer - US Army Institute of Environmental Medicine (US)
    Timothy Rioux is a Research Biomedical Engineer at the US Army Institute for Environmental Medicine. Mr. Rioux's primary responsibilities include operation of thermal manikins, analyzing thermal properties of protective clothing, and running simulations with physiological models. Mr. Rioux has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Philadelphia University and has taken graduate mechanical engineering courses at Northeastern University.

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    13:00 - 14:30
    Dia 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
    - US Army Institute of Environmental Medicine (US) - Engineer
    Measuring and Predicting Thermal Resistance of Cold-Weather Clothing Configurations
    Chuansi Gao
    Chuansi Gao
    Dr. Associate professor - Lund University
    Dr. Chuansi Gao is an associate professor and supervisor for doctoral students at Thermal Environment Laboratory, Division of Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology, Department of Design Science, Lund University, Sweden. His current research has focused on human-clothing-thermal environment interactions including heat and cold stress, thermal comfort, thermophysiology, health, performance, protection, and personal cooling strategies. Since 2016, he has participated in the EU Horizon 2020 framework project “HEAT-SHIELD” (https://www.heat-shield.eu/) in the context of climate change. His role in the project is to investigate thermal performance of clothing and smart clothing solutions. Since 2017, he has been coordinatin EU project (ClimApp): Translating climate service into personalized adaptation strategies to cope with thermal climate stress (http://www.lth.se/climapp/). Dr. Gao has published more than 100 papers, co-edited and/or contributed to the books “Protective Clothing: Managing Thermal Stress”, and “Firefighter's Clothing and Equipment: Performance, Protection and Comfort”.

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    13:00 - 14:30
    Dia 07
    SESSION 3: Thermal Performance
    Speakers
    Chuansi Gao - Lund University - Dr. Associate professor
    Clothing and Occupational Heat Stress across European Industries in Hot Climates
    - Lund University - Dr. Associate professor
    Clothing and Occupational Heat Stress across European Industries in Hot Climates
    Xiaojiang Xu
    Xiaojiang Xu
    - U. S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (US)
    Dr. Xiaojiang Xu is a Biophysical Mathematical Modeler at US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. He has been working on areas: modeling of human thermoregulatory responses to environmental stresses of heat, cold, and water immersion; evaluation of personal protective ensembles relative to heat/cold stress; thermal manikins; personal cooling systems.

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:30
    Dia 07
    SESSION 3: Thermal Performance
    Speakers
    Heat Strain in Chemical Protective Ensambles With Different Materials
    - U. S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (US)
    Heat Strain in Chemical Protective Ensambles With Different Materials
    Guowen Song
    Guowen Song
    Associate Professor of Apparel, Merchandising, & Design, Noma Scott Lloyd Chair - Iowa State University
    Guowen Song received his PhD degree in textile engineering, chemistry and science at College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, USA. Currently he is Noma Scott Lloyd Chair professor in Department of Apparel, Event and Hospitality Management, Iowa State University. Guowen’s academic interest is on textile material and clothing for human safety and health. His work involves modeling studies of textile materials and protective clothing, development of devices and test protocols and analysis of textile and clothing performance. With the existing developed facilities, his efforts are to develop a unique research program that will improve clothing function and performance for firefighter, first responder, healthcare worker and military personnel. His research aims to develop new textile materials and clothing systems through understanding mechanisms and fundamentals associated with heat and mass transfer between human body, clothing and environment. These studies include application of instrumented manikins (sweating, flash fire, hot liquid, etc), human subjects and 3D body scanning technology. Dr. Song has published over 80 scientific papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has edited several books on clothing comfort and protection and contributed dozen chapters in textile related books.

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:30
    Dia 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
    - Iowa State University - Associate Professor of Apparel, Merchandising, & Design, Noma Scott Lloyd Chair
    Numerical Study of Physiological Responses of Hand In Cold Environment
    Farzan Gholamreza
    Farzan Gholamreza
    PhD - University of Alberta

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:30
    Dia 07
    SESSION 3: Thermal Performance
    Speakers
    Farzan Gholamreza - University of Alberta - PhD
    Hydrodynamics of Hot Water Flow on Horizontal Fabrics and its Influence on Thermal Performance of Fabric Systems
    - University of Alberta - PhD
    Hydrodynamics of Hot Water Flow on Horizontal Fabrics and its Influence on Thermal Performance of Fabric Systems

    Moderator

    Prof. Dr. René Michel Rossi
    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 Invited Professor at the University of Haute-Alsace in Mulhouse/France.

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:30
    Dia 07
    SESSION 3: Thermal Performance
    Moderator
    Prof. Dr. René Michel Rossi - Swiss federal Laboratories of Material Science and Technology - Leader of Laboratory Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles
    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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?
    - Swiss federal Laboratories of Material Science and Technology - Leader of Laboratory Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles
  • 14:30 - 15:00
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 15:00 - 16:45
    SESSION 2: New Methods and Standards

    Speakers

    Floriane Leclinche
    Floriane Leclinche
    PhD student - LPMT
    Floriane Leclinche is a PhD student at Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique Textile (LMPT) in Mulhouse, France and at the French-German Research Institute of Saint Louis. She received her engineering degree and master's degree (2016) at University of Haute-Alsace, France. She is currently investigating the influence of garment's ageing on frictional sounds. Her studies especially deals with combat uniforms fabrics.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 07
    SESSION 2: New Methods and Standards
    Speakers
    Floriane Leclinche - LPMT - PhD student
    Analyzing the Effects of Washing Processes and Wear on Fabric Friction Sound of Soldiers Uniforms
    - LPMT - PhD student
    Analyzing the Effects of Washing Processes and Wear on Fabric Friction Sound of Soldiers Uniforms
    Kaoru Wakatsuki
    Kaoru Wakatsuki
    Associate Professor - Shinshu University (JP)
    Prof. Wakatsuki is currently an associate professor at Shinshu University, Ueda, Japan. He was previously a research scientist at National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster and his expertise is fire research,investigation and its application to firefighter safety. He graduated Master of Science at fire protection engineering and Doctor of Philosophy at mechanical engineering at University of Maryland, College Park MD,USA. During his PhD study, he was also a guest research scientist in Building Fire Research Laboratory at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg MD, USA. His current research interest is heat and moisture transport within firefighter clothing and safety on firefighting training system. Prof. Wakatsuki also offers a class for Japanese firefighters on principle of fire behavior and safety during the operation.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 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
    08:30 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Moderator
    Kaoru Wakatsuki - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
    Air Gap Measurement in Firefighter Clothing by a 3-D Body Scanner and its Application to Heat Transfer Analysis
    Kalev Kuklane
    Kalev Kuklane
    Docent - Lund 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.

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    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 07
    SESSION 2: New Methods and Standards
    Speakers
    Kalev Kuklane - Lund University - Docent
    Protective Clothing Against Cold – Impacts of the Standard Revision
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach
    Moderator
    Kalev Kuklane - Lund University - Docent
    - Lund University - Docent
    Protective Clothing Against Cold – Impacts of the Standard Revision
    Eva Cohen
    Eva Cohen
    Area Coordinator. Chemical and thermal risks - Instituto Nacional de Seguridad, Salud y Bienestar en el Trabajo (ES)
    Eva Cohen works in CNMP, Notified Body in Spain belonging to National Institute of Safety, Health and Wellbeing at Work (INSSBT). She is on charge of the Area of testing and certification of Protective Clothing and Respiratory Protective Equipment . She has been participating actively in European normalization on protective clothing and gloves from 1995.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 07
    SESSION 2: New Methods and Standards
    Speakers
    Eva Cohen - Instituto Nacional de Seguridad, Salud y Bienestar en el Trabajo (ES) - Area Coordinator. Chemical and thermal risks
    An Automated Control System for Testing Resistance of Protective Clothing Materials to Penetration by Liquids under Pressure
    - Instituto Nacional de Seguridad, Salud y Bienestar en el Trabajo (ES) - Area Coordinator. Chemical and thermal risks
    An Automated Control System for Testing Resistance of Protective Clothing Materials to Penetration by Liquids under Pressure
    Jianlan Tang
    Jianlan Tang
    - First Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security of PRC
    Jianlan Tang, D.E., associate professor, mainly engaged in the field of protective equipments and protective material design&application. She has lead develoment effort on the series of personal protective equipments such as EOD suit,explosive searching suit and cooling suit,and participate in the research projects of some police equipments.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 07
    SESSION 2: New Methods and Standards
    Speakers
    Study on the Evaluation Method of Protective Effect of Individual Protective Equipment Based on Human Model
    - First Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security of PRC
    Study on the Evaluation Method of Protective Effect of Individual Protective Equipment Based on Human Model

    Moderator

    Peter Heffels
    Peter Heffels
    deputy head of ZS - BG BAU

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 07
    SESSION 2: New Methods and Standards
    Moderator
    Peter Heffels - BG BAU - deputy head of ZS
    - BG BAU - deputy head of ZS
  • 15:00 - 16:45
    SESSION 4: New Materials, Functionalizations and Technologies

    Speakers

    Anna Bacciarelli-Ulacha Ph.D. (Eng.)
    Anna Bacciarelli-Ulacha Ph.D. (Eng.)
    Reasercher - Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute
    Researcher at the PPE Department, Laboratory of Hand and Foot Protection, Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute (CIOP–PIB) in Warsaw, Poland. She specializes in developing methods for testing protective gloves and footwear (designed for use in noxious and hazardous environments) in accordance with the European standards and Directive 89/686/EEC. She also works for improving the human comfort, well-being of use of protective gloves and footwear, develops new products with enhanced safety and ergonomic properties, and studies the phenomena occurring during the use of protective gloves and footwear. Her research interests cover areas as: functional fibers, polymers and fabrics, printing and finishing processes.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 07
    SESSION 4: New Materials, Functionalizations and Technologies
    Speakers
    Anna Bacciarelli-Ulacha Ph.D. (Eng.) - Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute - Reasercher
    Evaluation of "The End Of Service Life” of Self-Healing Materials Applied in All-Rubber Protective Gloves
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    Anna Bacciarelli-Ulacha Ph.D. (Eng.) - Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute - Reasercher
    Influence of Perspiration Simulated on Thermal Hand Model on the Insulation of Protective Gloves in Cold Thermal Environment
    - Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute - Reasercher
    Evaluation of "The End Of Service Life” of Self-Healing Materials Applied in All-Rubber Protective Gloves
    Emiel DenHartog
    Emiel DenHartog
    - College of Textiles, North Carolina State University (US)
    Senior Scientist in the Human Performance group at the Human Factors Research Institute of TNO in The Netherlands and in the CBRN Protection Department at TNO Defence, Safety and Security (The Netherlands). From 1997 to 2013 I’ve been working in various formal and informal roles as Senior Scientist, project manager and coordinator of the R&D efforts in Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment at TNO Defense, Security and Safety (The Netherlands), an independent not-for-profit contract research organization in The Netherlands. In this fashion I had to combine the Human Factors expertise (ergonomics, physiology, psychology) with the available technical expertise on ballistic and chemical/biological protection, textiles, sensor technology and others technology areas to apply research to solve questions and problems for customers. Main customers were the Netherlands and foreign armed forces, fire fighters, law enforcement and sports. From August 2005 to August 2006 I have worked as exchange scientist in the Individual Protection Directorate of Natick Soldier Center, an US Army lab that performs R&D on personal protective clothing and equipment for the soldier.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 07
    SESSION 4: New Materials, Functionalizations and Technologies
    Speakers
    A Knitted Fabrics for Protection Against Mosquito Bites without the Use of Insecticides
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Moderator
    - College of Textiles, North Carolina State University (US)
    A Knitted Fabrics for Protection Against Mosquito Bites without the Use of Insecticides
    Ali Serkan Soydan
    Ali Serkan Soydan
    Assistant Professor - Pamukkale University
    Ali Sekan Soydan was born in Adiyaman-Turkey in 1978. He graduated from Pamukkale University, Engineering Faculty, Textile Engineering Department in 1999. He started Master of Science in Dokuz Eylül University-Izmir, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Textile Engineering Department in the same year. He began his Ph.D. education in Dokuz Eylül University-Izmir in Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences Textile Engineering Department and he finished Ph.D. in May, 2011. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor Doctor in Pamukkale University-Denizli, Textile Engineering Department.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 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
    - Pamukkale University - Assistant Professor
    Effect of Knitting Pattern on the Electromagnetic Shielding Efficiency of the Knitted Fabrics Produced with Electro-Conductive Yarns
    Xiaolin Li
    Xiaolin Li
    - Donghua University (CN)
    Xiaolin Li, China, Donghua University. The research project is under the key research and development plan of the national Ministry of science and technology. The project name is the soft and high efficiency protection mechanism and the composite functional fabric forming technology.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 07
    SESSION 4: New Materials, Functionalizations and Technologies
    Speakers
    Preparation of High Temperature Resistant Fabrics with High Thermal Shock Resistance
    - Donghua University (CN)
    Preparation of High Temperature Resistant Fabrics with High Thermal Shock Resistance
    Gülşah Ekin KARTAL
    Gülşah Ekin KARTAL
    Res. Asst. Msc. - Dokuz Eylul University Department of Textile Engineering
    She graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Textile Engineering Department in 2012. In 2014 she started to work as a research assistant at Dokuz Eylül University. Under her master degree, she worked on liposome technology, dyeing and bleaching process of wool. Gülşah Ekin KARTAL who completed her graduate education in 2015 continues her PhD education. She continue to work about microencapsulation technology in her doctorate studies.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 07
    SESSION 4: New Materials, Functionalizations and Technologies
    Speakers
    Gülşah Ekin KARTAL - Dokuz Eylul University Department of Textile Engineering - Res. Asst. Msc.
    Investigation of Effects of Phase Changing Materials Transfer By Coating Method
    - Dokuz Eylul University Department of Textile Engineering - Res. Asst. Msc.
    Investigation of Effects of Phase Changing Materials Transfer By Coating Method
    Nelson Oliveira
    Nelson Oliveira
    - Possible Answer
    Master Integrated in polymer engineer, PhD in Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing. Scientific publications. Co-adviser in Polymer Engineering masters.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 07
    SESSION 4: New Materials, Functionalizations and Technologies
    Speakers
    High-impact Technology for Motorcycle Wear
    - Possible Answer
    High-impact Technology for Motorcycle Wear
  • 16:45 - 17:15
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION

    Speakers

    Ana Leitão
    Ana Leitão
    R&D Engineer - Fibrenamics
    Master in Chemical Engineering has experience in the field of development of surface functionalization in fibrous materials, for specific applications. She has been working in the Fibrenamics research group at the University of Minho since 2016, where she is involved daily in several projects in the technical textiles area.

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 07
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Ana Leitão - Fibrenamics - R&D Engineer
    A Review on Thermal Protection
    - Fibrenamics - R&D Engineer
    A Review on Thermal Protection
    Ana Oliveira
    Ana Oliveira
    - Lavoro Europe (PT)

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 07
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Can Professional Footwear Help Reduce Fatigue of Professionals in the Logistics Sector?
    - Lavoro Europe (PT)
    Can Professional Footwear Help Reduce Fatigue of Professionals in the Logistics Sector?
    Emilia Irzmańska Ph.D. (Eng.), D.Sc. (Eng.)
    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
    Head of the Laboratory of Hand and Foot Protection at the PPE Department, Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute (CIOP–PIB) in Warsaw, Poland. She specializes in developing methods and laboratory stations for testing protective gloves and footwear. She also works for improving the comfort of use of protective gloves and footwear, develops new arm and leg protection products with enhanced safety and ergonomic properties, and studies the phenomena occurring during the use of protective gloves and footwear.

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 07
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    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
    Comparation of Thermal Insulation of Protective Gloves with Passive and Active Heating Systems
    - Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute - Head of the Laboratory of Hand and Foot Protection
    Comparation of Thermal Insulation of Protective Gloves with Passive and Active Heating Systems
    Erin Lewis
    Erin Lewis
    Phd Researcher - Textile Design - Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 07
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Erin Lewis - Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås - Phd Researcher - Textile Design
    Design Potentials of Magnetic Yarns
    - Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås - Phd Researcher - Textile Design
    Design Potentials of Magnetic Yarns
    GUIRA PARK
    GUIRA PARK
    - FITI

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 07
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Heat Releasing Performance Test for Hygroscopic and Exothermic Materials
    - FITI
    Heat Releasing Performance Test for Hygroscopic and Exothermic Materials
    Ran-i Eom
    Ran-i Eom
    Clothing & Textiles - CHUNGNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 07
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Ran-i Eom - CHUNGNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - Clothing & Textiles
    Development and Assessment of a Technical Material for Construction Workwears
    - CHUNGNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - Clothing & Textiles
    Development and Assessment of a Technical Material for Construction Workwears
  • 17:15 - 18:00
    ESPC GENERAL MEETING
  • 07:30 - 08:00
    REGISTRATION
  • 08:00 - 09:45
    SESSION 5: Sports and Medical Protection

    Speakers

    Adam Poscik
    Adam Poscik
    Senior researcher - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute
    Senior Researcher in Departament of PPE, Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute, member of European Union PPE WG and PPE Committe . Main activity: research and development of new test methods and design of innovative PPEs; author of textbooks and computer programs supporting selection of PPE.

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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)
    - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute - Senior researcher
    Development of Test Methods for Clothing Protecting Against Bites by Ticks (Ixodidae)
    Selcen Kilinc-Balci
    Selcen Kilinc-Balci
    Senior Service Fellow - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL
    Dr. Selcen Kilinc-Balci has been working for National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for over 8 years in the area of protective clothing and equipment. She received her Ph.D. degree in Polymer and Fiber Engineering from the Auburn University. Before joining NPPTL, she worked as a senior applications research engineer at DuPont Protection Technologies and Auburn University as a post-doctoral research associate. She has more than 15 years of experience in fabric comfort, comfort modeling, textiles testing/evaluation, and protective clothing. She has authored a text book on Statistics, edited a book on fire-resistant textiles, and authored or coauthored four book chapters and many peer reviewed publications. She also holds one U.S. Patent and submitted two U.S. Patent applications covering her research with antimicrobial fibers, slow release drug implants and characterization of fabric tactile properties. Dr. Kilinc-Balci serves the Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics as an area editor for “Protective Fibers and Fabrics” and a number of journals as a reviewer. She has worked on several projects funded by National Textile Center, NASA, US Department of Agriculture and US Air Force in a variety of innovative topics in fiber/polymer science. Some of the awards she received include; “CDC Excellence in Public Health Protection Award” (2016), “NIOSH Alice Hamilton Award” (2014), "TAPPI-INDA International Nonwovens Technical Conference Best Paper and Presentation Award" (2007), and "AATCC Research Award" (2004). She is an active technical committee members of several organizations, including; Association for the Advancement for Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM), American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), and Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI). Recently, Dr. Kilinc Balci has been leading and executing research in personal protective clothing and equipment focused in surgical/isolation gowns, aprons, head covers, footwear covers, and mine rescue ensembles to improve the usability and effectiveness of personal protective equipment (PPE). She also works on the development of standard test methods and guidance documents for physical and barrier performance of PPE and PPE interfaces.

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 5: Sports and Medical Protection
    Speakers
    Selcen Kilinc-Balci - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL - Senior Service Fellow
    A New Test Method to Evaluate Fluid Leakage at the Glove and Protective Clothing Interface
    13:00 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 7: Selection, Safe Use, Maintenance and Lifecycle
    Speakers
    Selcen Kilinc-Balci - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL - Senior Service Fellow
    Comparison of Physical and Barrier Performance of Reusable Isolation Gowns
    - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL - Senior Service Fellow
    A New Test Method to Evaluate Fluid Leakage at the Glove and Protective Clothing Interface
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira
    Professor - ISEC/IPC
    A. Virgílio M. Oliveira received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Coimbra in 1998 and 2007, respectively. He has been an Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Coimbra Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra since 1999, and is a researcher at ADAI—Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics. His research interests include the following main areas: thermal insulation of clothing and occupational exposure to both indoor and outdoor thermal environments, namely under heat and cold stress conditions.

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira - ISEC/IPC - Professor
    Use of A Human Body Thermoregulation Model to Evaluate Fire Protection Clothing
    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 08
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira - ISEC/IPC - Professor
    Simulation of the Human Body Thermophysiological Response Using the HuTheReg Software
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Speakers
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira - ISEC/IPC - Professor
    Improving Safety in Firefighting using Active Body Cooling Techniques
    - ISEC/IPC - Professor
    Surgical Gowns: Measurements of Clothing Insulation with a Thermal Manikin
    Lee Portnoff
    Lee Portnoff
    - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (US)
    Environmental Science Manager with twenty years experience with water, gas, aerosol and toxic contaminants. Managed contracts with leading institutions and foreign that improved global environmental sustainability. Developed business opportunities that provided significant impact on bottom line and overall company operations. Designed, validated and manufactured equipment that supported technological and scientific discovery. M.S., Environmental Science, Western Washington University - 1994 B.A., Energy Resource Engineering, Evergreen State College - 1991

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
    Speakers
    Characterization of the Surface Tension of Synthetic Blood Used In ISO 16603 Penetration Tests
    - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (US)
    A Method to Evaluate The Barrier Performance of Protective Fabrics using Visual ‘Strikethrough’ as a Surrogate Viral Penetration Test
    Gilda Santos
    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

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

    Moderator

    George Havenith
    George Havenith
    Professor / Director - Loughborough University

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 5: Sports and Medical Protection
    Moderator
    George Havenith - Loughborough University - Professor / Director
    - Loughborough University - Professor / Director
  • 08:00 - 08:30
    Opening Theme Day

    Speakers

    Maurice Kemmeren
    Maurice Kemmeren
    -

    Participating In

    08:00 - 08:30
    Dia 08
    Opening Theme Day
    Speakers
    Changing Environments in Relation to Protective Clothing
    14:15 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    PANEL DISCUSSION
    Speakers
    Changing Environments in Relation to Protective Clothing

    SPECIAL FIREFIGHTERS THEME DAY

  • 08:30 - 09:45
    SESSION 1: Wildland Firefighting

    Speakers

    Roger Barker
    Roger Barker
    Director TPACC/NC State - NC State
    Dr. Roger Barker is the Burlington Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Research on Textile Protection and Comfort (T-PACC) at North Carolina State University. He is internationally recognized for his work in the field of protective materials and clothing and test systems for evaluating the performance of firefighter PPE. Dr. Barker is an active member of NFPA Committees that are developing test methods and consensus performance standards for protective gear used by the Nation's fire fighting community. He is a member of the NFPA Technical Correlating Committee, a body which has oversight for PPE standards relied upon by emergency responders ranging from firefighters to HAZMAT and EMT personnel. Dr. Barker was recipient of the 2015 Holladay Medal of Excellence, the highest award given to a faculty member at NC State University.

    Participating In

    08:30 - 09:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 1: Wildland Firefighting
    Speakers
    Roger Barker - NC State - Director TPACC/NC State
    Advanced Fire Shelters for Wildland Firefighters
    13:00 - 14:15
    Dia 08
    SESSION 3: Protection Against Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
    Moderator
    Roger Barker - NC State - Director TPACC/NC State
    14:15 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    PANEL DISCUSSION
    Speakers
    Roger Barker - NC State - Director TPACC/NC State
    - NC State - Director TPACC/NC State
    Advanced Fire Shelters for Wildland Firefighters
    Vincent Dubois
    Vincent Dubois
    - ...

    Participating In

    08:30 - 09:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 1: Wildland Firefighting
    Speakers
    PPE Concerns Wildland Firefighting
    - ...
    PPE Concerns Wildland Firefighting
    Kaoru Wakatsuki
    Kaoru Wakatsuki
    Associate Professor - Shinshu University (JP)
    Prof. Wakatsuki is currently an associate professor at Shinshu University, Ueda, Japan. He was previously a research scientist at National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster and his expertise is fire research,investigation and its application to firefighter safety. He graduated Master of Science at fire protection engineering and Doctor of Philosophy at mechanical engineering at University of Maryland, College Park MD,USA. During his PhD study, he was also a guest research scientist in Building Fire Research Laboratory at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg MD, USA. His current research interest is heat and moisture transport within firefighter clothing and safety on firefighting training system. Prof. Wakatsuki also offers a class for Japanese firefighters on principle of fire behavior and safety during the operation.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 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
    08:30 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Moderator
    Kaoru Wakatsuki - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
    Heat Transfer Characteristic by Water Content of Outer and Thermal Liner in Firefigher Clothing Against Ordinary and Routine Heat

    Moderator

    Ronald Heus
    Ronald Heus
    Senior Scientist - Institute for Safety
    I am a creative, innovative 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. 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 research work nowadays is focussed on ergonomics and compatibility of protective clothing and equipment, exercise and thermal physiology, human (physical) performance and occupational health and safety of first responders. Besides my research work I am involved in international standardization of ergonomics and compatibility of personal protective equipment.

    Participating In

    08:30 - 09:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 1: Wildland Firefighting
    Moderator
    Ronald Heus - Institute for Safety - Senior Scientist
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach
    Speakers
    Ronald Heus - Institute for Safety - Senior Scientist
    Compatibility of Protective Clothing for the Firefighters
    - Institute for Safety - Senior Scientist
  • 09:45 - 10:00
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 10:00 - 11:45
    SESSION 6: Ergonomics and Comfort

    Speakers

    Martin Harnisch
    Martin Harnisch
    Project Manager R&D - Hohenstein Institut fuer Textilinnovation
    Sports-engineer, knowledge in sports and technology, studies at "Otto-von-Guericke" university Magdeburg. Wrote his thesis about shoe climate in running shoes and got in touch with Clothing Physiology Since 2007 managing research projects with a focus on sports textiles and thermophysiology at Hohenstein Institute.

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 6: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Speakers
    Martin Harnisch - Hohenstein Institut fuer Textilinnovation - Project Manager R&D
    Shoe Climate Optimization in Working Boots
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Speakers
    Martin Harnisch - Hohenstein Institut fuer Textilinnovation - Project Manager R&D
    Graphene Surface Modification of Textiles for PPE Applications
    - Hohenstein Institut fuer Textilinnovation - Project Manager R&D
    Shoe Climate Optimization in Working Boots
    Peter Broede
    Peter Broede
    Researcher - Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo)
    Peter Bröde studied mathematics and computer science at Düsseldorf University. He is working as research fellow at IfADo - the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors in Dortmund - Germany. His research focusses on the occupational thermal environment and its effects on human health, performance and well-being. He serves as German delegate to international standardisation committees, e.g. CEN/TC122/WG14 'Ergonomics of PPE systems' and ISO/TC159/SC5/WG1 'Ergonomics of the physical environment- Thermal environments'. ORCID profile http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8107-704X

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 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?
    - Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo) - Researcher
    Evaluating the Ergonomics of PPE Systems – How Many Subjects are Needed?
    Siyeon Kim
    Siyeon Kim
    PhD student - Seoul National University
    Siyeon Kim is PhD student at COM:FORT Laboratory in Seoul National University. Her major research topic is predicting firefighters' heat strain. The special focus is on using stabilized recovery heart rate as a main predictor. With a radical development of smart wearable technology, it may provide a simple and practical heat indices to facilitate real-time monitoring of heat strain in the line of duty. She was awarded the Global PhD Fellowship Program by National Research Foundation of Korea. She has been mainly supervised by Dr. Joo-Young Lee in Seoul National University and Dr. Kalev Kuklane in Lund University. She also studied at Thermal Environment Laboratory in Lund University last year as a visiting doctoral student.

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 6: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Speakers
    Siyeon Kim - Seoul National University - PhD student
    The Influence of Passive Cooling During Recovery on the Validity of Predicting Firefighter’s Core Body Temperature by Resting Heart Rate
    - Seoul National University - PhD student
    The Influence of Passive Cooling During Recovery on the Validity of Predicting Firefighter’s Core Body Temperature by Resting Heart Rate
    Simon Annaheim
    Simon Annaheim
    Scientific Group Leader - Empa
    Professional Career 2013 – present Scientific Group Leader, Empa St. Gallen, Laboratory for Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles 2012 – 2013 Scientist, Empa St. Gallen, Laboratory for Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles 2011 - 2012 Post Doc Empa St. Gallen, Laboratory for Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles 2009 - 2011 Post Doc, ETH Zurich, Human Movement Sciences, Exercise Physiology Field of activity Research in modelling and simulation of thermo-physiological impacts of clothing Project management: industrial projects (CTI) on clothing physiology and protective clothing Supervision of students Education 2014 GCP Investigator / Subinvestigator, KSSG St. Gallen 2012 Certified Project Management Associate (IPMA Level D®) 2005 - 2009 Ph.D. thesis, Department of Biology, ETH Zurich / Institute of Human Movement Sciences (“Aspects of endurance exercise performance“) 2002 - 2005 Studies of human movement sciences at ETH Zurich 2000 - 2002 Studies of environmental sciences at ETH Zurich

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 6: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Speakers
    Simon Annaheim - Empa - Scientific Group Leader
    Non-invasive Heat Strain Detection for Passive and Active Heat Exposure
    - Empa - Scientific Group Leader
    Non-invasive Heat Strain Detection for Passive and Active Heat Exposure
    Sang-Hyun Roh
    Sang-Hyun Roh
    Bachelor Course - Seoul National University
    Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, College of Human Ecology, Seoul National University, Korea 2016.3 - Present B.S; Department of Clothing and Textiles, College of Human Ecology, Seoul National University

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 6: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Speakers
    Sang-Hyun Roh - Seoul National University - Bachelor Course
    A Weight Thresholds For Physiological and Subjective Strain According to Weight Increase in Fire-Protective Boots Between 3.2KG to 5.3KG
    - Seoul National University - Bachelor Course
    A Weight Thresholds For Physiological and Subjective Strain According to Weight Increase in Fire-Protective Boots Between 3.2KG to 5.3KG
    Mariann Sandsund
    Mariann Sandsund
    Senior researcher - SINTEF (NO)
    Mariann Sandsund, PhD is Senior Scientist at SINTEF Technology and Society, Department of Health research. She has a PhD in physiology and has been working at SINTEF as a researcher since 1994. Her core competence is in cold- and heat stress, protective clothing for extreme environments, physical activity and performance with focus on health promotion and disease prevention initiatives. She works in research-based and user-focused innovation projects mainly for the health sector, maritime and petroleum industry. She is involved in several projects in the Department of Health research that contributes to innovation in the health sector and industry where the aim is to find solutions through interdisciplinary research and development in close cooperation with users, service providers, governments and businesses.

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 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
    - SINTEF (NO) - Senior researcher
    New Protective Clothing to Reduce Heat Stress and Increase Comfort for Operators in the Molten Metal Industry

    Moderator

    Grażyna Bartkowiak
    Grażyna Bartkowiak
    Head of Laboratory of Protective Clothing - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute
    GRAŻYNA BARTKOWIAK, Ph.D. (Eng.), D.Sc. (Eng.) Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB), Warsaw, Poland Master of Science in Textile Engineering (M.Sc.Eng.) -Technical University of Lodz, Faculty of Textile Engineering ; Chemical Technology of Textiles; Doctor of Technical Sciences (Ph.D.) – 2000 in the field of environmental engineering; PROFESSIONAL ACIVITIES • Head of Laboratory of Protective Clothing, Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute, • Deputy Head of Department of Personal Protective Equipment, Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute, • Member of the board of the European Society of Protective Clothing, • Associate Editor of the International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, • Expert in European Co-ordination of European Notified Bodies - Vertical Group 5 "Protective Clothing, Hand and Arm Protection" , - Vertical Group 7 "Protective clothing against hand-held chain saw" representing the notified body No 1437, • Member of the scientific committee of 10th Joint International Conference CLOTECH’2012 INNOVATIVE MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGIES IN MADE-UP TEXTILE ARTICLES, PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR. PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Research in the following fields: • textile materials and clothing structures supporting the body's thermoregulatory functions and reducing thermal discomfort during work in protective clothing • the new methods for testing protective clothing, • formulating requirements for protective clothing, • developing of the new materials and designs of protective clothing, • testing comfort properties of protective clothing. Lecturer in the Centre for Education in the Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute: • post-graduate studies for teachers and safety and occupational health engineers of safety in the fields of protection of man in the working environment, • basic and periodic courses for employers, persons supervising other people's work, representatives of employees (safety delegates, trade unions) as well as safety and labour protection services.

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 6: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Moderator
    Grażyna Bartkowiak - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute - Head of Laboratory of Protective Clothing
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 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
    - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute - Head of Laboratory of Protective Clothing
  • 10:00 - 11:45
    SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach

    Speakers

    Ronald Heus
    Ronald Heus
    Senior Scientist - Institute for Safety
    I am a creative, innovative 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. 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 research work nowadays is focussed on ergonomics and compatibility of protective clothing and equipment, exercise and thermal physiology, human (physical) performance and occupational health and safety of first responders. Besides my research work I am involved in international standardization of ergonomics and compatibility of personal protective equipment.

    Participating In

    08:30 - 09:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 1: Wildland Firefighting
    Moderator
    Ronald Heus - Institute for Safety - Senior Scientist
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach
    Speakers
    Ronald Heus - Institute for Safety - Senior Scientist
    Compatibility of Protective Clothing for the Firefighters
    - Institute for Safety - Senior Scientist
    Compatibility of Protective Clothing for the Firefighters
    Ricardo Filipe Silva de Oliveira
    Ricardo Filipe Silva de Oliveira
    Investigador - ADAI - Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial
    Ricardo Filipe Silva de Oliveira graduated in Geography in the specialty of Environmental Studies, in 2006, and obtained a Master’s degree in sciences of Social Dynamics, Natural and Technological Hazards in 2010. He is now PhD student, in Territory, Risk and Public Policies at the University of Coimbra. In 2009 he integrated the ADAI team and he has developed work in the field of fire behaviour and sociological aspects. At ADAI he has participated in the following projects: “Estudio y diagnosis del riesgo por incendio forestal en la interfaz urbano-forestal en la Comunidad de Madrid”, coordinated by Meteogrid, and in the EU ECHO project WUIWATCH (Agreement ECHO/SUB/2014/694556). Currently he is participating in the FCT project Firextr – “Prevent and prepare society for extreme fire events: the challenge of seeing the forest and not just trees” PTDC/ATPGEO/0462/2014 As a result of his work he has authored 2 articles in peer reviewed journals and 10 articles in conference proceedings.

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach
    Speakers
    Ricardo Filipe Silva de Oliveira - ADAI - Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial - Investigador
    High Thermal Resistance Boots to Improve Firefighter Safety
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach
    Speakers
    Ricardo Filipe Silva de Oliveira - ADAI - Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial - Investigador
    High Mechanical Impact Resistance Safety Boots for Forestry Operations with Brushcutters
    - ADAI - Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial - Investigador
    High Thermal Resistance Boots to Improve Firefighter Safety
    Sumit Mandal
    Sumit Mandal
    Postdoc - Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
    Dr. Sumit Mandal is a Postdoctoral Scientist in the Laboratory for Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles at Empa- Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland. He did his PhD in Textile and Apparel Science from the Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta, Canada. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Textile Technology from Calcutta University (College of Textile Technology, Serampore), India and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Institute of Textiles & Clothing), Hong Kong. He also received a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom. His current research primarily focuses on the protection and comfort of functional textiles. He has published a book, book chapters, and research papers related to textiles and clothing; he also presented his work in India, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, England, Canada, and USA. He has also served as an Assistant Professor (Textile and Apparel Technology) in India. In his academic career, he received many prestigious scholarships, including the FS Chia Doctoral Scholarship, Alberta Innovates Graduate Scholarship, Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, and Betty Crown Graduate Scholarship in Textile and Apparel Science. Since 2014, he is a ‘Killam Laureate’ in the field of natural science and engineering.

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach
    Speakers
    Sumit Mandal - Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology - Postdoc
    Categorization of Fabrics Used in Firefighters’ Clothing Based on their Thermal Protective and Thermoregulation Performances
    - Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology - Postdoc
    Categorization of Fabrics Used in Firefighters’ Clothing Based on their Thermal Protective and Thermoregulation Performances
    Ricardo Filipe Silva de Oliveira
    Ricardo Filipe Silva de Oliveira
    Investigador - ADAI - Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial
    Ricardo Filipe Silva de Oliveira graduated in Geography in the specialty of Environmental Studies, in 2006, and obtained a Master’s degree in sciences of Social Dynamics, Natural and Technological Hazards in 2010. He is now PhD student, in Territory, Risk and Public Policies at the University of Coimbra. In 2009 he integrated the ADAI team and he has developed work in the field of fire behaviour and sociological aspects. At ADAI he has participated in the following projects: “Estudio y diagnosis del riesgo por incendio forestal en la interfaz urbano-forestal en la Comunidad de Madrid”, coordinated by Meteogrid, and in the EU ECHO project WUIWATCH (Agreement ECHO/SUB/2014/694556). Currently he is participating in the FCT project Firextr – “Prevent and prepare society for extreme fire events: the challenge of seeing the forest and not just trees” PTDC/ATPGEO/0462/2014 As a result of his work he has authored 2 articles in peer reviewed journals and 10 articles in conference proceedings.

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach
    Speakers
    Ricardo Filipe Silva de Oliveira - ADAI - Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial - Investigador
    High Thermal Resistance Boots to Improve Firefighter Safety
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach
    Speakers
    Ricardo Filipe Silva de Oliveira - ADAI - Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial - Investigador
    High Mechanical Impact Resistance Safety Boots for Forestry Operations with Brushcutters
    - ADAI - Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial - Investigador
    High Mechanical Impact Resistance Safety Boots for Forestry Operations with Brushcutters
    Weiwang Chen
    Weiwang Chen
    Ph.D Candidate - Tsinghua University (CN)
    Ph.D candidate in Institute of Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China Interested in promising materials for thermal insulation and comfort that can be used in firefighting protective clothing. Such as thermal-regulating nanofibers, phase change hollow yarns, graphene aerogels etc.

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 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
    - Tsinghua University (CN) - Ph.D Candidate
    PMIA Reinforced Graphene Oxide Aerogels as Promising Thermal Insulation Material for Firefighting Protective Clothing
    Hao Feng
    Hao Feng
    - Donghua University (CN)
    Hao Feng, China, Donghua University, master, major in textile engineering, mainly research in the field of textile testing, The research project is under the key research and development plan of the national Ministry of science and technology. The project name is the soft and high efficiency protection mechanism and the composite functional fabric forming technology.

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 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
    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
    Speakers
    Development of Chemical Protective Clothing Evaluation Device
    - Donghua University (CN)
    The Development of Thermal Protection Performance Evaluation Device for Fabric with Simulated Fire Field and Human Body Environment

    Moderator

    Kalev Kuklane
    Kalev Kuklane
    Docent - Lund 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

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 07
    SESSION 2: New Methods and Standards
    Speakers
    Kalev Kuklane - Lund University - Docent
    Protective Clothing Against Cold – Impacts of the Standard Revision
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach
    Moderator
    Kalev Kuklane - Lund University - Docent
    - Lund University - Docent
  • 11:00 - 13:00
    LUNCH
  • 13:00 - 14:45
    SESSION 7: Selection, Safe Use, Maintenance and Lifecycle

    Speakers

    Elena Lebedeva
    Elena Lebedeva
    Innovation Director - JSC "Meridian"

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 7: Selection, Safe Use, Maintenance and Lifecycle
    Speakers
    Elena Lebedeva - JSC "Meridian" - Innovation Director
    Workwear For Multi Protection of Personnel on Sea Objects os the Arctic Offshore
    - JSC "Meridian" - Innovation Director
    Workwear For Multi Protection of Personnel on Sea Objects os the Arctic Offshore
    Elzbieta Mielicka
    Elzbieta Mielicka
    Head of Scientific Department of Knitting and Clothing Technologies - Textile Research Institute (IW)
    Elżbieta Mielicka Ph.D. is a head of Knitting and Clothing Department in Textile Research Institute in Lodz, Poland. She made MSc. And PhD degree at Textile Faculty in Lodz University of Technology. At research work she focus on multifunctional knitting materials made by conventional techniques as well as seamless wear techniques for traditional , sports and protective clothing and their implementation to the industry. She is also involved to the measurement made by 3D scanner and verification the existing clothing sizes to the actual human dimensions for the various professional groups of end-users as well as for the oversize and elderly people. E. Mielicka is a President of the Polish Section of International Federation of Knitting Technologists (IFKT).

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:45
    Dia 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
    - 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
    Patricia Dolez
    Patricia Dolez
    Assistant Professor - University of Alberta
    Dr. Patricia Dolez has recently joined the Department of Human Ecology of the University of Alberta, Canada, to work as an Assistant Professor in Textile Science. She holds an engineering degree in Materials Science and a Ph.D. in Physics. Her expertise includes textiles, polymers, and composites. She is especially interested in the application of nanotechnologies, smart textiles, natural fibres, and recycled materials in personal protective equipment and other textile-based products as well as in the aging behavior of protective materials. Dr. Dolez has authored more than 100 articles in books, scientific and technical journals, and conference proceedings. She is also the editor of a book entitled “Nanoengineering: Global Approaches to Health & Safety Issues” published in 2015 by Elsevier, and co-editor of a book entitled "Advanced Characterization and Testing of Textile" published in 2017 by Elsevier.

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:45
    Dia 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
    - University of Alberta - Assistant Professor
    Comparison of the Effect of Thermal Aging on the Mechanical Performance of Fire Protective Fabrics
    Selcen Kilinc-Balci
    Selcen Kilinc-Balci
    Senior Service Fellow - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL
    Dr. Selcen Kilinc-Balci has been working for National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for over 8 years in the area of protective clothing and equipment. She received her Ph.D. degree in Polymer and Fiber Engineering from the Auburn University. Before joining NPPTL, she worked as a senior applications research engineer at DuPont Protection Technologies and Auburn University as a post-doctoral research associate. She has more than 15 years of experience in fabric comfort, comfort modeling, textiles testing/evaluation, and protective clothing. She has authored a text book on Statistics, edited a book on fire-resistant textiles, and authored or coauthored four book chapters and many peer reviewed publications. She also holds one U.S. Patent and submitted two U.S. Patent applications covering her research with antimicrobial fibers, slow release drug implants and characterization of fabric tactile properties. Dr. Kilinc-Balci serves the Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics as an area editor for “Protective Fibers and Fabrics” and a number of journals as a reviewer. She has worked on several projects funded by National Textile Center, NASA, US Department of Agriculture and US Air Force in a variety of innovative topics in fiber/polymer science. Some of the awards she received include; “CDC Excellence in Public Health Protection Award” (2016), “NIOSH Alice Hamilton Award” (2014), "TAPPI-INDA International Nonwovens Technical Conference Best Paper and Presentation Award" (2007), and "AATCC Research Award" (2004). She is an active technical committee members of several organizations, including; Association for the Advancement for Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM), American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), and Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI). Recently, Dr. Kilinc Balci has been leading and executing research in personal protective clothing and equipment focused in surgical/isolation gowns, aprons, head covers, footwear covers, and mine rescue ensembles to improve the usability and effectiveness of personal protective equipment (PPE). She also works on the development of standard test methods and guidance documents for physical and barrier performance of PPE and PPE interfaces.

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 5: Sports and Medical Protection
    Speakers
    Selcen Kilinc-Balci - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL - Senior Service Fellow
    A New Test Method to Evaluate Fluid Leakage at the Glove and Protective Clothing Interface
    13:00 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 7: Selection, Safe Use, Maintenance and Lifecycle
    Speakers
    Selcen Kilinc-Balci - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL - Senior Service Fellow
    Comparison of Physical and Barrier Performance of Reusable Isolation Gowns
    - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL - Senior Service Fellow
    Comparison of Physical and Barrier Performance of Reusable Isolation Gowns
    Ryutaro Seita
    Ryutaro Seita
    - Shinshu University (JP)
    Mr. Ryutaro Seita is currently a second-year graduate student and works with Prof. K. Wakatsuki at Shinshu University, Ueda, Japan. His senior research "Evaluation of Thermal Protection of Japanese Firefighter Helmet and Its Improvement to Thermal Insulation" was awarded the outstanding poster award at the 10th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium (TBIS 2017). His research interest is heat transfer within firefighter protective equipment and development on detection and warning system for firefighting activities.

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 7: Selection, Safe Use, Maintenance and Lifecycle
    Speakers
    Incident Heat and Temperature and Humidity in Firefighter's Gear During Firefighting With Wireless Sensing
    - Shinshu University (JP)
    Incident Heat and Temperature and Humidity in Firefighter's Gear During Firefighting With Wireless Sensing
    Arash Rezaey
    Arash Rezaey
    research assitent - Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University (ITA)
    Researcher at Department of Textile Engineering and Institute of Textile Technology

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 7: Selection, Safe Use, Maintenance and Lifecycle
    Speakers
    Arash Rezaey - Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University (ITA) - research assitent
    PPE manufacturing 4.0 – supporting manufacturers in implementing the new EU PPE regulation
    - Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University (ITA) - research assitent
    PPE manufacturing 4.0 – supporting manufacturers in implementing the new EU PPE regulation

    Moderator

    Daniela Zavec
    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

    13:00 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 7: Selection, Safe Use, Maintenance and Lifecycle
    Moderator
    Daniela Zavec - TITERA (SI) - President of Textile Association in Slovenia. Coordinator of National and European R&D Projects
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 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
    - TITERA (SI) - President of Textile Association in Slovenia. Coordinator of National and European R&D Projects
  • 13:00 - 14:15
    SESSION 3: Protection Against Contaminants and Hazardous Materials

    Speakers

    Juha Laitinen
    Juha Laitinen
    -
    Juha Laitinen is educated as an environmental hygienist, and he holds a PhD in occupational hygiene and the biomonitoring of chemical agents and their health effects. He works as a Senior Research Scientist at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and he have 27 years of experience in chemical risk characterization, evaluation and management. He also holds the title of Docent in Occupational Toxicology at the University of Eastern Finland. With his research group, he has published about 35 international peer-review articles on chemical exposure at different worksites. With firefighters, his research group has worked since 2004. Research projects have addressed firefighters’ exposure in hot smoke trainings, in modern simulators, and in liquid fires. At the latest exposure studies were also performed in operative work. Currently his team is finding out what kind of chemical agents might absorb to the firefighting garments during rescue tasks and how to reduce firefighters’ exposure to the chemical agents and asbestos fibers during the maintenance of the garments and firefighting equipment.

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:15
    Dia 08
    SESSION 3: Protection Against Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
    Speakers
    The Contamination and Decontamination of Firefighting Garments - Laboratory tests
    14:15 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    PANEL DISCUSSION
    Speakers
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
    Moderator
    The Contamination and Decontamination of Firefighting Garments - Laboratory tests
    Stéphane Conings
    Stéphane Conings
    -
    Captain at Fire Station ‘Hendrik’ in Amsterdam. Joined the fire brigade of Amsterdam/Netherlands in 1999 and serving as a professional firefighter since then. Always curious and eager to improve the safety and working conditions of my fellow firefighters. Stephane visited the 3th international conference on occupational cancer among firefighters in 2014 Bergen/Norway with two other colleagues (Barry Douma and Bald Sicking). Immediately they started introducing some simple measures with a bottom-up approach and step by step adopted the Skellefteåmodel. At the same time, Amsterdam spread the word with a few other Dutch fire departments and they are happy to witness everything the firefighter-community in the Netherlands has achieved in just 3 years. Also politicians and mayors have been informed and have been asked to take good care of their firefighter-community. Not only in providing equipment and measures to prevent us from getting this horrible disease but also to take very good care of the firefighters who do get work-related cancer. The Amsterdam-Amstelland fire department has done so for a few colleagues already and is giving the example for other fire departments within the Netherlands. Now Stephane’s main goal is to share knowledge and experiences in this matter to make sure that awareness is followed by action and a change of behavior. For the benefit of all firefighters.

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:15
    Dia 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
    14:15 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    PANEL DISCUSSION
    Speakers
    Awareness and Change of Behavior in Relation to (de)contamination Before, During and After Firefighting
    Wilbert van den Eijnde
    Wilbert van den Eijnde
    Researcher - RadboudUMC Nijmegen (NL)
    Skin barrier impairment due to the occlusive effect of firefighter clothing

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:15
    Dia 08
    SESSION 3: Protection Against Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
    Speakers
    Wilbert van den Eijnde - RadboudUMC Nijmegen (NL) - Researcher
    Skin Barrier Impairment Due to the Occlusive Effect of Firefighter Clothing
    - RadboudUMC Nijmegen (NL) - Researcher
    Skin Barrier Impairment Due to the Occlusive Effect of Firefighter Clothing
    Cassandra Kwon
    Cassandra Kwon
    Research Assistant Professor - NC State University/Textile Protection Comfort Center
    Dr. Cassandra Kwon received her Ph.D. in Textile Technology Management from North Carolina State University. She spent several years working in industry with retail brands on product development and sourcing as well as gaining experience and extensive knowledge in technical design for garment development through her proficiency of textiles. Dr. Kwon has conducted research in design, product development, testing and evaluation of protective clothing, materials, and functional integration of garments and systems for several federally funded projects. Currently, her research focus is around purposeful and well-designed protective clothing prototyping and ensuring wide user acceptability and application.

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:15
    Dia 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
    - NC State University/Textile Protection Comfort Center - Research Assistant Professor
    Introducing a Newly Developed Smoke and Particulate Resistant Structural Turnout

    Moderator

    Roger Barker
    Roger Barker
    Director TPACC/NC State - NC State
    Dr. Roger Barker is the Burlington Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Research on Textile Protection and Comfort (T-PACC) at North Carolina State University. He is internationally recognized for his work in the field of protective materials and clothing and test systems for evaluating the performance of firefighter PPE. Dr. Barker is an active member of NFPA Committees that are developing test methods and consensus performance standards for protective gear used by the Nation's fire fighting community. He is a member of the NFPA Technical Correlating Committee, a body which has oversight for PPE standards relied upon by emergency responders ranging from firefighters to HAZMAT and EMT personnel. Dr. Barker was recipient of the 2015 Holladay Medal of Excellence, the highest award given to a faculty member at NC State University.

    Participating In

    08:30 - 09:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 1: Wildland Firefighting
    Speakers
    Roger Barker - NC State - Director TPACC/NC State
    Advanced Fire Shelters for Wildland Firefighters
    13:00 - 14:15
    Dia 08
    SESSION 3: Protection Against Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
    Moderator
    Roger Barker - NC State - Director TPACC/NC State
    14:15 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    PANEL DISCUSSION
    Speakers
    Roger Barker - NC State - Director TPACC/NC State
    - NC State - Director TPACC/NC State
  • 14:15 - 14:45
    PANEL DISCUSSION

    Speakers

    Roger Barker
    Roger Barker
    Director TPACC/NC State - NC State
    Dr. Roger Barker is the Burlington Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Research on Textile Protection and Comfort (T-PACC) at North Carolina State University. He is internationally recognized for his work in the field of protective materials and clothing and test systems for evaluating the performance of firefighter PPE. Dr. Barker is an active member of NFPA Committees that are developing test methods and consensus performance standards for protective gear used by the Nation's fire fighting community. He is a member of the NFPA Technical Correlating Committee, a body which has oversight for PPE standards relied upon by emergency responders ranging from firefighters to HAZMAT and EMT personnel. Dr. Barker was recipient of the 2015 Holladay Medal of Excellence, the highest award given to a faculty member at NC State University.

    Participating In

    08:30 - 09:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 1: Wildland Firefighting
    Speakers
    Roger Barker - NC State - Director TPACC/NC State
    Advanced Fire Shelters for Wildland Firefighters
    13:00 - 14:15
    Dia 08
    SESSION 3: Protection Against Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
    Moderator
    Roger Barker - NC State - Director TPACC/NC State
    14:15 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    PANEL DISCUSSION
    Speakers
    Roger Barker - NC State - Director TPACC/NC State
    - NC State - Director TPACC/NC State
    Juha Laitinen
    Juha Laitinen
    -
    Juha Laitinen is educated as an environmental hygienist, and he holds a PhD in occupational hygiene and the biomonitoring of chemical agents and their health effects. He works as a Senior Research Scientist at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and he have 27 years of experience in chemical risk characterization, evaluation and management. He also holds the title of Docent in Occupational Toxicology at the University of Eastern Finland. With his research group, he has published about 35 international peer-review articles on chemical exposure at different worksites. With firefighters, his research group has worked since 2004. Research projects have addressed firefighters’ exposure in hot smoke trainings, in modern simulators, and in liquid fires. At the latest exposure studies were also performed in operative work. Currently his team is finding out what kind of chemical agents might absorb to the firefighting garments during rescue tasks and how to reduce firefighters’ exposure to the chemical agents and asbestos fibers during the maintenance of the garments and firefighting equipment.

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:15
    Dia 08
    SESSION 3: Protection Against Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
    Speakers
    The Contamination and Decontamination of Firefighting Garments - Laboratory tests
    14:15 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    PANEL DISCUSSION
    Speakers
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
    Moderator
    Stéphane Conings
    Stéphane Conings
    -
    Captain at Fire Station ‘Hendrik’ in Amsterdam. Joined the fire brigade of Amsterdam/Netherlands in 1999 and serving as a professional firefighter since then. Always curious and eager to improve the safety and working conditions of my fellow firefighters. Stephane visited the 3th international conference on occupational cancer among firefighters in 2014 Bergen/Norway with two other colleagues (Barry Douma and Bald Sicking). Immediately they started introducing some simple measures with a bottom-up approach and step by step adopted the Skellefteåmodel. At the same time, Amsterdam spread the word with a few other Dutch fire departments and they are happy to witness everything the firefighter-community in the Netherlands has achieved in just 3 years. Also politicians and mayors have been informed and have been asked to take good care of their firefighter-community. Not only in providing equipment and measures to prevent us from getting this horrible disease but also to take very good care of the firefighters who do get work-related cancer. The Amsterdam-Amstelland fire department has done so for a few colleagues already and is giving the example for other fire departments within the Netherlands. Now Stephane’s main goal is to share knowledge and experiences in this matter to make sure that awareness is followed by action and a change of behavior. For the benefit of all firefighters.

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:15
    Dia 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
    14:15 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    PANEL DISCUSSION
    Speakers
    Maurice Kemmeren
    Maurice Kemmeren
    -

    Participating In

    08:00 - 08:30
    Dia 08
    Opening Theme Day
    Speakers
    Changing Environments in Relation to Protective Clothing
    14:15 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    PANEL DISCUSSION
    Speakers

     (25' Discussion)

  • 14:45 - 15:00
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 15:00 - 16:45
    SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing

    Speakers

    Jung-Hyun Kim
    Jung-Hyun Kim
    Senior Service Fellow - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL
    Senior Service Fellow at National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, USA

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    Jung-Hyun Kim - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL - Senior Service Fellow
    Evaluation of Different Ambient and Clothing Conditions for Threshold Limit Value of Occupational Heat Stress: Pilot study
    - CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL - Senior Service Fellow
    Evaluation of Different Ambient and Clothing Conditions for Threshold Limit Value of Occupational Heat Stress: Pilot study
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira
    Professor - ISEC/IPC
    A. Virgílio M. Oliveira received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Coimbra in 1998 and 2007, respectively. He has been an Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Coimbra Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra since 1999, and is a researcher at ADAI—Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics. His research interests include the following main areas: thermal insulation of clothing and occupational exposure to both indoor and outdoor thermal environments, namely under heat and cold stress conditions.

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira - ISEC/IPC - Professor
    Use of A Human Body Thermoregulation Model to Evaluate Fire Protection Clothing
    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 08
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira - ISEC/IPC - Professor
    Simulation of the Human Body Thermophysiological Response Using the HuTheReg Software
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Speakers
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira - ISEC/IPC - Professor
    Improving Safety in Firefighting using Active Body Cooling Techniques
    - ISEC/IPC - Professor
    Use of A Human Body Thermoregulation Model to Evaluate Fire Protection Clothing
    Aitor Coca
    Aitor Coca
    Researcher - CDC/NIOSH (US)
    Dr. Aitor Coca has spent the last 18 years studying the human physiological responses to environmental stresses; first at the Laboratory for Health and Human Performance in Extreme Environments (University of Minnesota), and for the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), after he finished three years NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. He is an Exercise-Environmental Physiologist and is an author or co-author of 40 articles in peer reviewed journals. He received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Exercise Physiology from the University of Minnesota. He has worked on several projects funded by NASA and the Department of Defense (DoD). His focus is on PPE ergonomics, comfort and cooling strategies within PPE.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 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
    - 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
    Grażyna Bartkowiak
    Grażyna Bartkowiak
    Head of Laboratory of Protective Clothing - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute
    GRAŻYNA BARTKOWIAK, Ph.D. (Eng.), D.Sc. (Eng.) Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB), Warsaw, Poland Master of Science in Textile Engineering (M.Sc.Eng.) -Technical University of Lodz, Faculty of Textile Engineering ; Chemical Technology of Textiles; Doctor of Technical Sciences (Ph.D.) – 2000 in the field of environmental engineering; PROFESSIONAL ACIVITIES • Head of Laboratory of Protective Clothing, Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute, • Deputy Head of Department of Personal Protective Equipment, Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute, • Member of the board of the European Society of Protective Clothing, • Associate Editor of the International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, • Expert in European Co-ordination of European Notified Bodies - Vertical Group 5 "Protective Clothing, Hand and Arm Protection" , - Vertical Group 7 "Protective clothing against hand-held chain saw" representing the notified body No 1437, • Member of the scientific committee of 10th Joint International Conference CLOTECH’2012 INNOVATIVE MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGIES IN MADE-UP TEXTILE ARTICLES, PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR. PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Research in the following fields: • textile materials and clothing structures supporting the body's thermoregulatory functions and reducing thermal discomfort during work in protective clothing • the new methods for testing protective clothing, • formulating requirements for protective clothing, • developing of the new materials and designs of protective clothing, • testing comfort properties of protective clothing. Lecturer in the Centre for Education in the Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute: • post-graduate studies for teachers and safety and occupational health engineers of safety in the fields of protection of man in the working environment, • basic and periodic courses for employers, persons supervising other people's work, representatives of employees (safety delegates, trade unions) as well as safety and labour protection services.

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 6: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Moderator
    Grażyna Bartkowiak - Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute - Head of Laboratory of Protective Clothing
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 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
    - 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
    Anna Bacciarelli-Ulacha Ph.D. (Eng.)
    Anna Bacciarelli-Ulacha Ph.D. (Eng.)
    Reasercher - Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute
    Researcher at the PPE Department, Laboratory of Hand and Foot Protection, Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute (CIOP–PIB) in Warsaw, Poland. She specializes in developing methods for testing protective gloves and footwear (designed for use in noxious and hazardous environments) in accordance with the European standards and Directive 89/686/EEC. She also works for improving the human comfort, well-being of use of protective gloves and footwear, develops new products with enhanced safety and ergonomic properties, and studies the phenomena occurring during the use of protective gloves and footwear. Her research interests cover areas as: functional fibers, polymers and fabrics, printing and finishing processes.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 07
    SESSION 4: New Materials, Functionalizations and Technologies
    Speakers
    Anna Bacciarelli-Ulacha Ph.D. (Eng.) - Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute - Reasercher
    Evaluation of "The End Of Service Life” of Self-Healing Materials Applied in All-Rubber Protective Gloves
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    Anna Bacciarelli-Ulacha Ph.D. (Eng.) - Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute - Reasercher
    Influence of Perspiration Simulated on Thermal Hand Model on the Insulation of Protective Gloves in Cold Thermal Environment
    - Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute - Reasercher
    Influence of Perspiration Simulated on Thermal Hand Model on the Insulation of Protective Gloves in Cold Thermal Environment
    Marijke Timmermans
    Marijke Timmermans
    Researcher - Saxion University of Applied Sciences
    Marijke Timmermans has a work history in development of Smart Textiles. In 2017 Timmermans graduated from her study Industrial Design and Engineering at the Twente University in the Netherlands. She finalised her study at Xsens Technologies with research to an optimal mechanical attachment of motion sensors on the body, for applications in healthcare, sports and animation. Timmermans then continued as industrial designer at Xsens Technologies, being responsible for the ID department in this R&D company. During the 6 years at Xsens Marijke gained experience in development, production and project management of textile, plastic, and metal products, and worked closely together with customers and suppliers. Her passion was with the MVN-suit: an ice-scating suit in which the measurement system needed to be integrated in the suit for optimal accuracy and use. Her experience in textile and technology resulted in her next job as researcher in the Smart Functional Materials Team at the textile department of the Academy of Creative Technology at Saxion UAS. Here Timmermans is researcher and project leader, and gives input from the industrial design perspective. Her main involvement is in Teijin's project of the development of the cooling garment in close collaboration with Teijin as well as the end user.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    Marijke Timmermans - Saxion University of Applied Sciences - Researcher
    User Centered Product Development of a Cooling Garment for Firefighters
    - Saxion University of Applied Sciences - Researcher
    User Centered Product Development of a Cooling Garment for Firefighters

    Moderator

    Kaoru Wakatsuki
    Kaoru Wakatsuki
    Associate Professor - Shinshu University (JP)
    Prof. Wakatsuki is currently an associate professor at Shinshu University, Ueda, Japan. He was previously a research scientist at National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster and his expertise is fire research,investigation and its application to firefighter safety. He graduated Master of Science at fire protection engineering and Doctor of Philosophy at mechanical engineering at University of Maryland, College Park MD,USA. During his PhD study, he was also a guest research scientist in Building Fire Research Laboratory at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg MD, USA. His current research interest is heat and moisture transport within firefighter clothing and safety on firefighting training system. Prof. Wakatsuki also offers a class for Japanese firefighters on principle of fire behavior and safety during the operation.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 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
    08:30 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Moderator
    Kaoru Wakatsuki - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
  • 15:00 - 16:45
    SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance

    Speakers

    Vera De Glas
    Vera De Glas
    R&D engineer - SIOEN NV
    Mrs Vera De Glas has a MSc in Textiles Engineering form the University College Ghent, a postgraduate in Business Administration from the University of Leuven (KUL) and a postgraduate in Occupational, Safety and Health Management form the Catholic University College Ghent. She worked as Plant Manager for 15 years in a Coating Production Plant. In 2001 started up as R&D engineer in the Coating Division of SIOEN Industries, and since 2003 R&D engineer in SIOEN NV, the Apparel Division of the group SIOEN Industries. Sits on the Belgian national mirror committee for PPE standardization and is an active participant (NBN expert) in several European CEN TC working groups on PPE standardization (TC 162/WG1 - TC 162/WG2 - TC 162/WG4 - TC 162/WG7 - TC 248/WG31 - TC 122/WG14) and on ISO level ISO/TC94 SC14

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
    Speakers
    Vera De Glas - SIOEN NV - R&D engineer
    Firefighter Intervention Clothing, Selection, Correct Use and Care
    - SIOEN NV - R&D engineer
    Firefighter Intervention Clothing, Selection, Correct Use and Care
    Daniela Zavec
    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

    13:00 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 7: Selection, Safe Use, Maintenance and Lifecycle
    Moderator
    Daniela Zavec - TITERA (SI) - President of Textile Association in Slovenia. Coordinator of National and European R&D Projects
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 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
    - TITERA (SI) - President of Textile Association in Slovenia. Coordinator of National and European R&D Projects
    Smart PPE - A Keyword for a Safer Life
    Thomas Verminck
    Thomas Verminck
    CEO - Decontex NV
    CEO of Decontex NV

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
    Speakers
    Thomas Verminck - Decontex NV - CEO
    Decontamination of Fire Intervention Gear
    - Decontex NV - CEO
    Decontamination of Fire Intervention Gear
    Radek Soukup
    Radek Soukup
    R&D project manager - University of West Bohemia
    Radek Soukup, born in Pilsen (Czech Republic) in 1980, received his M.Sc. degree (2004) in electrical engineering and his Ph.D. degree (2009) in electronics technologies from the University of West Bohemia (UWB). During his studies he completed a one-year internship in Siemens VDO in Regensburg, Germany and spent two semesters as an exchange student at the Danish Technical University, Kopenhagen, DK and at the Brunel University, London, UK. He worked two years as a quality engineer at Continental AG in Germany. Since 2009 he has been working as a senior lecturer and research project manager at the Department of Technologies and Measurement at the UWB. He is focused on research in smart textiles and printed electronics.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 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
    - University of West Bohemia - R&D project manager
    Smart Firefighter Protective Suit and Gloves
    Jeffrey O Stull
    Jeffrey O Stull
    - International Personnel Protection, Inc
    Jeffrey O. Stull is President of International Personnel Protection, Inc., which provides expertise and research on the design, evaluation, selection and use of personnel protective clothing and equipment and related products to end users and manufacturers. He has conducted numerous studies for effectiveness and performance of protective clothing and equipment in a variety of applications. Mr. Stull is the past chairman of the American Society for Testing and Materials F23 Committee on Protective Clothing, a member of several National Fire Protection Association technical committees on emergency responder protective clothing and related equipment, a participant of the government’s Interagency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability, and the former lead U.S. delegate to the International Standards Organization for Protective clothing. Prior to forming International Personnel Protection, Inc. in 1993, he was President of TRI/Environmental, Inc. from 1988 to 1993, which was an organization that provided certification testing and conducted research projects related to protective clothing. His career in protective clothing began as a Project Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Research and Development from 1983 to 1988 where he headed several programs related to personnel protection. He has a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the Catholic University of America, having received his Bachelor Science degree in Physical Sciences from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He is well published on all areas related to protective clothing and equipment with several peer review articles related to different areas of protective clothing performance. He is considered one of the leading experts in the field of personal protective equipment.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
    Speakers
    Validation of Cleaning for Firefighting Protective Clothing
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Speakers
    Emerging Factors Related to the Design, Selection, and Use of Protective Clothing Against Highly Infectious Diseases
    - International Personnel Protection, Inc
    Validation of Cleaning for Firefighting Protective Clothing
    André Pinto
    André Pinto
    Researcher - CeNTI
    André Pinto has a Master degree in Mechatronics Engineering and is Licentiate in Physics from the University of Minho. Currently works as a project manager and researcher at CeNTI's Smart Materials team. He has knowledge in the fields of electronics, programming, mechanics and technical drawing systems for product manufacturing in different scales of process. During his training and professional experience, he acquired knowledge in materials and development of nanostructured coatings and thin films. He also has extensive knowledge in organic and printed electronics, technologies systems for the development of sensors, actuators and devices, in different process scales and in different substrates, especially flexible (e.g. textile).

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
    Speakers
    André Pinto - CeNTI - Researcher
    Firefighter Suit with Integrated Sensing Capabilities and Remote Communications for Enhanced Safety
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 10: Smart Systems and Wearables for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    André Pinto - CeNTI - Researcher
    Development of Sensorized Protective Personal Equipment for Hazardous Environment and Operative Personnel Assessment
    - CeNTI - Researcher
    Firefighter Suit with Integrated Sensing Capabilities and Remote Communications for Enhanced Safety

    Moderator

    Juha Laitinen
    Juha Laitinen
    -
    Juha Laitinen is educated as an environmental hygienist, and he holds a PhD in occupational hygiene and the biomonitoring of chemical agents and their health effects. He works as a Senior Research Scientist at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and he have 27 years of experience in chemical risk characterization, evaluation and management. He also holds the title of Docent in Occupational Toxicology at the University of Eastern Finland. With his research group, he has published about 35 international peer-review articles on chemical exposure at different worksites. With firefighters, his research group has worked since 2004. Research projects have addressed firefighters’ exposure in hot smoke trainings, in modern simulators, and in liquid fires. At the latest exposure studies were also performed in operative work. Currently his team is finding out what kind of chemical agents might absorb to the firefighting garments during rescue tasks and how to reduce firefighters’ exposure to the chemical agents and asbestos fibers during the maintenance of the garments and firefighting equipment.

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:15
    Dia 08
    SESSION 3: Protection Against Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
    Speakers
    The Contamination and Decontamination of Firefighting Garments - Laboratory tests
    14:15 - 14:45
    Dia 08
    PANEL DISCUSSION
    Speakers
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
    Moderator
  • 16:45 - 17:15
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION

    Speakers

    Sonja Sterman
    Sonja Sterman
    - University of Maribor (SI)

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 08
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Development of PPE Garment Prototypes for Pesticide Operators
    - University of Maribor (SI)
    Development of PPE Garment Prototypes for Pesticide Operators
    Paulina Kropidłowska M.Sc. (Eng.)
    Paulina Kropidłowska M.Sc. (Eng.)
    Specialist - Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute
    Paulina Kropidłowska (MSc Eng.) - Researcher at the PPE Department, Laboratory of Hand and Foot Protection, Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute (CIOP–PIB) in Warsaw, Poland. She specializes in developing methods and laboratory stations for testing protective gloves and footwear (designed for use in noxious and hazardous environments) in accordance with the European standards and Directive 89/686/EEC. She also works for improving the human comfort, well-being of use of protective gloves and footwear, develops new products with enhanced safety and ergonomic properties, and studies the phenomena occurring during the use of protective gloves and footwear.

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 08
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Paulina Kropidłowska M.Sc. (Eng.) - Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute - Specialist
    Evaluation of Manual Dexterity of Protective Gloves with Heating Elements for Cold Environment
    - Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute - Specialist
    Evaluation of Manual Dexterity of Protective Gloves with Heating Elements for Cold Environment
    Hamilton Humberto Ramos
    Hamilton Humberto Ramos
    Scientific Resercher - Instituto Agronômico
    Researcher at IAC (Instituto Agronômico)

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 08
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Hamilton Humberto Ramos - Instituto Agronômico - Scientific Resercher
    Variability on Tests Results Using ISO 17491-4 with Different Spraying Nozzle – PART II
    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
    Speakers
    Hamilton Humberto Ramos - Instituto Agronômico - Scientific Resercher
    Use of Spectrophotometry UV-VIS In The PPE For Protection Against Pesticides Assessment
    - Instituto Agronômico - Scientific Resercher
    Variability on Tests Results Using ISO 17491-4 with Different Spraying Nozzle – PART II
    Tanvir Ahmed
    Tanvir Ahmed
    RDI Expert - Centria University Applied Sciences

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 08
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Tanvir Ahmed - Centria University Applied Sciences - RDI Expert
    Additive Manufacturing Technology for Smart Textiles
    - Centria University Applied Sciences - RDI Expert
    Additive Manufacturing Technology for Smart Textiles
    Hongling Liu
    Hongling Liu
    -

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 08
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Chemical Protection and Detection for Composite Functional Fabrics
    Chemical Protection and Detection for Composite Functional Fabrics
    Tetsuya MATSUMURA
    Tetsuya MATSUMURA
    Researcher - Tokyo University, JAPAN
    Ph.D. (Agriculture) Researcher, Forest Utilization Laboratory Graduate school of Agriculture and Life Science. University of Tokyo. Japan.

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 08
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Tetsuya MATSUMURA - Tokyo University, JAPAN - Researcher
    Smart Integration of Protective Clothing and Portable Cutting Devices for Forest Operations
    - Tokyo University, JAPAN - Researcher
    Smart Integration of Protective Clothing and Portable Cutting Devices for Forest Operations
  • 16:45 - 17:15
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION

    Speakers

    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira
    Professor - ISEC/IPC
    A. Virgílio M. Oliveira received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Coimbra in 1998 and 2007, respectively. He has been an Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Coimbra Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra since 1999, and is a researcher at ADAI—Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics. His research interests include the following main areas: thermal insulation of clothing and occupational exposure to both indoor and outdoor thermal environments, namely under heat and cold stress conditions.

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira - ISEC/IPC - Professor
    Use of A Human Body Thermoregulation Model to Evaluate Fire Protection Clothing
    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 08
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira - ISEC/IPC - Professor
    Simulation of the Human Body Thermophysiological Response Using the HuTheReg Software
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Speakers
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira - ISEC/IPC - Professor
    Improving Safety in Firefighting using Active Body Cooling Techniques
    - ISEC/IPC - Professor
    Simulation of the Human Body Thermophysiological Response Using the HuTheReg Software
    Clementina Freitas
    Clementina Freitas
    CEO - LATINOGROUP

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 08
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Clementina Freitas - LATINOGROUP - CEO
    Interactive Systems for Emergency Teams
    - LATINOGROUP - CEO
    Interactive Systems for Emergency Teams
    Jiansong Wu
    Jiansong Wu
    Associate Professor - China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 08
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Jiansong Wu - China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing - Associate Professor
    An Integrated Numerical Simulator for the Prediction of Firefighter’s Heat Strain and Burn Injury
    - China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing - Associate Professor
    An Integrated Numerical Simulator for the Prediction of Firefighter’s Heat Strain and Burn Injury
    Leena Toivanen
    Leena Toivanen
    -

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 08
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Smart Work Wear – Smart Helmet
    Smart Work Wear – Smart Helmet
    Magdalena Młynarczyk
    Magdalena Młynarczyk
    researcher - CIOP-PIB

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 08
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Magdalena Młynarczyk - CIOP-PIB - researcher
    The Specialized Clothing for the Firefighters – Estimation the Air Temperature for Feeling the Thermal Comfort
    - CIOP-PIB - researcher
    The Specialized Clothing for the Firefighters – Estimation the Air Temperature for Feeling the Thermal Comfort
  • 18:00 - 22:00
    CONFERENCE DINNER

    AT CAVES REAL COMPANHIA VELHA WITH GUIDED VISIT TO PORTO'S WINE CELLARS (Transfer at 18:30h from Sheraton lobby)

  • 07:30 - 08:00
    REGISTRATION
  • 08:00 - 09:45
    SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards

    Speakers

    Kaoru Wakatsuki
    Kaoru Wakatsuki
    Associate Professor - Shinshu University (JP)
    Prof. Wakatsuki is currently an associate professor at Shinshu University, Ueda, Japan. He was previously a research scientist at National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster and his expertise is fire research,investigation and its application to firefighter safety. He graduated Master of Science at fire protection engineering and Doctor of Philosophy at mechanical engineering at University of Maryland, College Park MD,USA. During his PhD study, he was also a guest research scientist in Building Fire Research Laboratory at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg MD, USA. His current research interest is heat and moisture transport within firefighter clothing and safety on firefighting training system. Prof. Wakatsuki also offers a class for Japanese firefighters on principle of fire behavior and safety during the operation.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 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
    08:30 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Moderator
    Kaoru Wakatsuki - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    - Shinshu University (JP) - Associate Professor
    Development of Test Method on Firefighter Gloves Against Heat and its Evaluation of Current Products
    Anugrah Shaw
    Anugrah Shaw
    Professor - University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    Dr. Anugrah Shaw, Professor has conducted research on protective clothing for pesticide applicators for three decades. Her research includes development and evaluation of PPE suitable for hot climates; standardization of laboratory method for evaluating pesticide penetration; development of performance specifications. Dr. Shaw serves as the Project Leader for ASTM and ISO standards and performance specifications for protective clothing for pesticide applicators and as an ISO delegate for a subcommittee on protective clothing. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences, published in several refereed journals, and written book chapters on PPE.

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
    Speakers
    Anugrah Shaw - University of Maryland Eastern Shore - Professor
    PPE for Protection Against Pesticides: Development Of Surrogate Test Chemical
    - University of Maryland Eastern Shore - Professor
    PPE for Protection Against Pesticides: Development Of Surrogate Test Chemical
    Hao Feng
    Hao Feng
    - Donghua University (CN)
    Hao Feng, China, Donghua University, master, major in textile engineering, mainly research in the field of textile testing, The research project is under the key research and development plan of the national Ministry of science and technology. The project name is the soft and high efficiency protection mechanism and the composite functional fabric forming technology.

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 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
    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
    Speakers
    Development of Chemical Protective Clothing Evaluation Device
    - Donghua University (CN)
    Development of Chemical Protective Clothing Evaluation Device
    Hamilton Humberto Ramos
    Hamilton Humberto Ramos
    Scientific Resercher - Instituto Agronômico
    Researcher at IAC (Instituto Agronômico)

    Participating In

    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 08
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Hamilton Humberto Ramos - Instituto Agronômico - Scientific Resercher
    Variability on Tests Results Using ISO 17491-4 with Different Spraying Nozzle – PART II
    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
    Speakers
    Hamilton Humberto Ramos - Instituto Agronômico - Scientific Resercher
    Use of Spectrophotometry UV-VIS In The PPE For Protection Against Pesticides Assessment
    - Instituto Agronômico - Scientific Resercher
    Use of Spectrophotometry UV-VIS In The PPE For Protection Against Pesticides Assessment
    Lee Portnoff
    Lee Portnoff
    - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (US)
    Environmental Science Manager with twenty years experience with water, gas, aerosol and toxic contaminants. Managed contracts with leading institutions and foreign that improved global environmental sustainability. Developed business opportunities that provided significant impact on bottom line and overall company operations. Designed, validated and manufactured equipment that supported technological and scientific discovery. M.S., Environmental Science, Western Washington University - 1994 B.A., Energy Resource Engineering, Evergreen State College - 1991

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
    Speakers
    Characterization of the Surface Tension of Synthetic Blood Used In ISO 16603 Penetration Tests
    - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (US)
    Characterization of the Surface Tension of Synthetic Blood Used In ISO 16603 Penetration Tests
    Prof. Dr. René Michel Rossi
    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 Invited Professor at the University of Haute-Alsace in Mulhouse/France.

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:30
    Dia 07
    SESSION 3: Thermal Performance
    Moderator
    Prof. Dr. René Michel Rossi - Swiss federal Laboratories of Material Science and Technology - Leader of Laboratory Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles
    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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?
    - 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?

    Moderator

    Eric van Wely
    Eric van Wely
    Global Regulatory Affairs - DuPont Safety & Construction / DuPont International Operations S.à.R.L.

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 9: New Methods and Standards
    Moderator
    Eric van Wely - DuPont Safety & Construction / DuPont International Operations S.à.R.L. - Global Regulatory Affairs
    - DuPont Safety & Construction / DuPont International Operations S.à.R.L. - Global Regulatory Affairs
  • 08:00 - 09:45
    SESSION 11: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing

    Speakers

    Kirsi Jussila
    Kirsi Jussila
    Specialist research scientist, D.Sc (tech) - 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

    13:00 - 14:30
    Dia 07
    SESSION 1: Protection Against Contaminants
    Moderator
    Kirsi Jussila - Finnish Institute of Occupational Health - Specialist research scientist, D.Sc (tech)
    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 11: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    Kirsi Jussila - Finnish Institute of Occupational Health - Specialist research scientist, D.Sc (tech)
    Measuring Moisture Effects on Clothing Thermal Properties in the Cold Work: Human and Thermal Manikin Study
    - Finnish Institute of Occupational Health - Specialist research scientist, D.Sc (tech)
    Measuring Moisture Effects on Clothing Thermal Properties in the Cold Work: Human and Thermal Manikin Study
    Martin Camenzind
    Martin Camenzind
    - Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (CH)

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    - Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (CH)
    Comparison of Air Gap Distribution and Trans-Ferred Energy for Flame Engulfment Tests According to ISO13506
    Hilde Færevik
    Hilde Færevik
    - SINTEF Health Research (NO)
    Researcher at SINTEF Health Research (NO)

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 11: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    Offshore Work in the Barents Sea
    - SINTEF Health Research (NO)
    Offshore Work in the Barents Sea
    Margherita Raccuglia
    Margherita Raccuglia
    PhD Researcher - Loughborough University (UK)
    Margherita Raccuglia is about to complete her doctoral research started in 2014 in the Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre at Loughborough University, Supervised by Prof George Havenith and Dr Simon Hodder. The PhD research was co-funded by Loughborough Design School and Adidas Future. PhD topic is an investigation of textile moisture absorption and transfer properties and their impact on human sensorial and physiological responses.

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    - Loughborough University (UK) - PhD Researcher
    Measuring Garment Spatial Sweat Absorption: Gravimetric and Infrared Approach
    Mark Hepokoski
    Mark Hepokoski
    - ThermoAnalytics (US)

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 11: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    Development of a Standard Procedure for Calibrating an Adaptive Manikin
    - ThermoAnalytics (US)
    Development of a Standard Procedure for Calibrating an Adaptive Manikin
    Do-Hyung Kim
    Do-Hyung Kim
    - Seoul National University
    Do Hyung worked at Research & Development center of Korea Apparel Testing Research Institute for 2 years, in the field of fiber and textile. For the next career, he worked in Laboratory of Intertek Testing Service Korea Ltd, associated with Gap International Sourcing Office. He graduated from the Chung-nam University of Textile & clothing, Republic of Korea and is continuing his studies for Master's degree in Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, at College of Human Ecology of Seoul National University in Republic of Korea(2018).Moreover he is currently working on firefighters PPE of cooling garment under heat environment.

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    - Seoul National University
    Development and Evaluation of Firefighting Shirts with both Cooling and Drinking Functions to Alleviate Heat Strain in Summer

    Moderator

    Jean Leonard
    Jean Leonard
    - Centexbel (BE)

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 11: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Moderator
    - Centexbel (BE)
  • 09:45 - 10:00
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 10:00 - 11:45
    SESSION 10: Smart Systems and Wearables for Protective Clothing

    Speakers

    Ming Fu
    Ming Fu
    Professor - Hefei Institute for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University (CN)
    Dr. Ming Fu is a professor in Hefei Institute for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University. Research scopes: Thermal stress & strain in hot environments;Thermal manikin modelling of heat and mass transfer in clothing;Fire Fighter Safety (Heat, Flame and Smoke toxicity).

    Participating In

    13:00 - 14:30
    Dia 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
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 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
    - Hefei Institute for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University (CN) - Professor
    A Software for Body Injury Assesment and Performance Evaluation of Personal Protective Clothing
    Na Xing
    Na Xing
    - Donghua University (CN)
    Na Xing, China, Donghua University. The research project is under the key research and development plan of the national Ministry of science and technology. The project name is the soft and high efficiency protection mechanism and the composite functional fabric forming technology.

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 10: Smart Systems and Wearables for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    A Kind of Thermal Barrier with Intelligent Adjustment Thickness
    - Donghua University (CN)
    A Kind of Thermal Barrier with Intelligent Adjustment Thickness
    André Pinto
    André Pinto
    Researcher - CeNTI
    André Pinto has a Master degree in Mechatronics Engineering and is Licentiate in Physics from the University of Minho. Currently works as a project manager and researcher at CeNTI's Smart Materials team. He has knowledge in the fields of electronics, programming, mechanics and technical drawing systems for product manufacturing in different scales of process. During his training and professional experience, he acquired knowledge in materials and development of nanostructured coatings and thin films. He also has extensive knowledge in organic and printed electronics, technologies systems for the development of sensors, actuators and devices, in different process scales and in different substrates, especially flexible (e.g. textile).

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
    Speakers
    André Pinto - CeNTI - Researcher
    Firefighter Suit with Integrated Sensing Capabilities and Remote Communications for Enhanced Safety
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 10: Smart Systems and Wearables for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    André Pinto - CeNTI - Researcher
    Development of Sensorized Protective Personal Equipment for Hazardous Environment and Operative Personnel Assessment
    - CeNTI - Researcher
    Development of Sensorized Protective Personal Equipment for Hazardous Environment and Operative Personnel Assessment
    Jan Vincent Jordan
    Jan Vincent Jordan
    Coordinator PPE Development - Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) der RWTH Aachen University

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 10: Smart Systems and Wearables for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    Jan Vincent Jordan - Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) der RWTH Aachen University - Coordinator PPE Development
    Sensor-based Wearable Airbag Systems for Various Fall Scenarios
    - Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) der RWTH Aachen University - Coordinator PPE Development
    Sensor-based Wearable Airbag Systems for Various Fall Scenarios
    Joana Isabel Santos Paiva
    Joana Isabel Santos Paiva
    Researcher, PhD student - INESC TEC - INESC Technology and Science
    Joana S. Paiva was born in Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, in 1991. She received the BSc and MSc Degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Coimbra in 2012 and 2015, respectively. She is currently a PhD student in Physics and is developing a project within the area of optical fiber tools for clinical applications. Her current research interests include Photonics, Biosignals Processing and Analysis (e.g. EEG, ECG, pulse wave), Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Brain Imaging, Multimodal Data Analysis, Biostatistics, and Biomedical Image Analysis. She won two awards for being one of the top 3 % students of the Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering in 2013 and 2014 at the University of Coimbra. She is also author of 4 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals; 8 international conference proceedings articles, 1 public dataset and 2 patent pending requests.

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 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
    - INESC TEC - INESC Technology and Science - Researcher, PhD student
    WeSENSS: Wearable Wireless Devices for Vitals and Body-Area Environment Monitoring of Firefighters
    Gilda Santos
    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

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 10: Smart Systems and Wearables for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    Gilda Santos - CITEVE (PT) - Technical and Functional Clothing Expert
    Smart PPE Standardization Issues
    - CITEVE (PT) - Technical and Functional Clothing Expert
    Smart PPE Standardization Issues

    Moderator

    Henk Vanhoutte
    Henk Vanhoutte
    secretary general - European Safety Federation

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 10: Smart Systems and Wearables for Protective Clothing
    Moderator
    Henk Vanhoutte - European Safety Federation - secretary general
    - European Safety Federation - secretary general
  • 10:00 - 11:45
    SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort

    Speakers

    Martin Harnisch
    Martin Harnisch
    Project Manager R&D - Hohenstein Institut fuer Textilinnovation
    Sports-engineer, knowledge in sports and technology, studies at "Otto-von-Guericke" university Magdeburg. Wrote his thesis about shoe climate in running shoes and got in touch with Clothing Physiology Since 2007 managing research projects with a focus on sports textiles and thermophysiology at Hohenstein Institute.

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 6: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Speakers
    Martin Harnisch - Hohenstein Institut fuer Textilinnovation - Project Manager R&D
    Shoe Climate Optimization in Working Boots
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Speakers
    Martin Harnisch - Hohenstein Institut fuer Textilinnovation - Project Manager R&D
    Graphene Surface Modification of Textiles for PPE Applications
    - Hohenstein Institut fuer Textilinnovation - Project Manager R&D
    Graphene Surface Modification of Textiles for PPE Applications
    Thomas Payne
    Thomas Payne
    Personal Protective Equipment Lead - MOD

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Speakers
    Thomas Payne - MOD - Personal Protective Equipment Lead
    Home Office Personal Protective Equipment Standards – Updates and Development Work
    - MOD - Personal Protective Equipment Lead
    Home Office Personal Protective Equipment Standards – Updates and Development Work
    Anna West
    Anna West
    PhD Researcher - Loughborough University (UK)
    Anna is a third year PhD student at the Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre based at Loughborough University. Her work is being conducted under the supervision of Prof. George Havenith and Dr Simon Hodder, in collaboration with the adidas Future Team. Anna’s PhD investigates aspects of footwear comfort in relation to thermal factors. This work will provide insight into foot thermoregulatory responses and an understanding of how these responses interact with shoes during rest and exercise. Insight into this area of footwear comfort has arisen from requests from the sport and leisure industry, seeking to develop garments which better support heat dissipation and moisture removal in addition to the need to develop realistic objective and subjective testing methods. This work will ultimately lead to design guidance for thermally comfortable footwear.

    Participating In

    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Speakers
    Anna West - Loughborough University (UK) - PhD Researcher
    Sweat Distribution and Perceived Wetness Across the Human Foot
    - Loughborough University (UK) - PhD Researcher
    Sweat Distribution and Perceived Wetness Across the Human Foot
    Jeffrey O Stull
    Jeffrey O Stull
    - International Personnel Protection, Inc
    Jeffrey O. Stull is President of International Personnel Protection, Inc., which provides expertise and research on the design, evaluation, selection and use of personnel protective clothing and equipment and related products to end users and manufacturers. He has conducted numerous studies for effectiveness and performance of protective clothing and equipment in a variety of applications. Mr. Stull is the past chairman of the American Society for Testing and Materials F23 Committee on Protective Clothing, a member of several National Fire Protection Association technical committees on emergency responder protective clothing and related equipment, a participant of the government’s Interagency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability, and the former lead U.S. delegate to the International Standards Organization for Protective clothing. Prior to forming International Personnel Protection, Inc. in 1993, he was President of TRI/Environmental, Inc. from 1988 to 1993, which was an organization that provided certification testing and conducted research projects related to protective clothing. His career in protective clothing began as a Project Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Research and Development from 1983 to 1988 where he headed several programs related to personnel protection. He has a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the Catholic University of America, having received his Bachelor Science degree in Physical Sciences from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He is well published on all areas related to protective clothing and equipment with several peer review articles related to different areas of protective clothing performance. He is considered one of the leading experts in the field of personal protective equipment.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 4: Smart Technologies & Care and Maintenance
    Speakers
    Validation of Cleaning for Firefighting Protective Clothing
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Speakers
    Emerging Factors Related to the Design, Selection, and Use of Protective Clothing Against Highly Infectious Diseases
    - International Personnel Protection, Inc
    Emerging Factors Related to the Design, Selection, and Use of Protective Clothing Against Highly Infectious Diseases
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira
    Professor - ISEC/IPC
    A. Virgílio M. Oliveira received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Coimbra in 1998 and 2007, respectively. He has been an Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Coimbra Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra since 1999, and is a researcher at ADAI—Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics. His research interests include the following main areas: thermal insulation of clothing and occupational exposure to both indoor and outdoor thermal environments, namely under heat and cold stress conditions.

    Participating In

    08:00 - 09:45
    Dia 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
    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 08
    SESSION 8: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
    Speakers
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira - ISEC/IPC - Professor
    Use of A Human Body Thermoregulation Model to Evaluate Fire Protection Clothing
    16:45 - 17:15
    Dia 08
    ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION
    Speakers
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira - ISEC/IPC - Professor
    Simulation of the Human Body Thermophysiological Response Using the HuTheReg Software
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Speakers
    Avelino Virgílio Fernandes Monteiro de Oliveira - ISEC/IPC - Professor
    Improving Safety in Firefighting using Active Body Cooling Techniques
    - ISEC/IPC - Professor
    Improving Safety in Firefighting using Active Body Cooling Techniques

    Moderator

    Emiel DenHartog
    Emiel DenHartog
    - College of Textiles, North Carolina State University (US)
    Senior Scientist in the Human Performance group at the Human Factors Research Institute of TNO in The Netherlands and in the CBRN Protection Department at TNO Defence, Safety and Security (The Netherlands). From 1997 to 2013 I’ve been working in various formal and informal roles as Senior Scientist, project manager and coordinator of the R&D efforts in Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment at TNO Defense, Security and Safety (The Netherlands), an independent not-for-profit contract research organization in The Netherlands. In this fashion I had to combine the Human Factors expertise (ergonomics, physiology, psychology) with the available technical expertise on ballistic and chemical/biological protection, textiles, sensor technology and others technology areas to apply research to solve questions and problems for customers. Main customers were the Netherlands and foreign armed forces, fire fighters, law enforcement and sports. From August 2005 to August 2006 I have worked as exchange scientist in the Individual Protection Directorate of Natick Soldier Center, an US Army lab that performs R&D on personal protective clothing and equipment for the soldier.

    Participating In

    15:00 - 16:45
    Dia 07
    SESSION 4: New Materials, Functionalizations and Technologies
    Speakers
    A Knitted Fabrics for Protection Against Mosquito Bites without the Use of Insecticides
    10:00 - 11:45
    Dia 09
    SESSION 12: Ergonomics and Comfort
    Moderator
    - College of Textiles, North Carolina State University (US)
  • 11:45 - 12:30
    CLOSING SESSION AND AWARDS CEREMONY
  • 12:30 - 14:00
    SOCIAL PROGRAM - DOURO RIVER'S CRUISE WITH LUNCH

    (under payment and subjected to a minimum number of participants)

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