• The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the “Development of hand-specific model and systematic tool (HMST) for next generation gloves used for firefighters and other emergency responders” project the Fiscal Year FY2018 Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grant in the amount of $1,499,990. Read the full news article.


  • 03-03-2018 Congratulations to our team. A paper entitled “The effect of moisture content within multilayer protective clothing on protection from radiation and steam” can now be downloaded from the International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics.
  • 02-20-2018 Congratulations to our team. A paper entitled “Development of a numerical model to predict physiological strain of firefighter in fire hazard” has been scheduled for online publication in Scientific Reports for February 26, 2018. The paper is open access and can be downloaded from
  • 02-15-2018 Congratulations to our team. A paper entitled “Modeling steam heat transfer in thermal protective clothing under hot steam exposure” has been published in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.

Lab members’ poster presentations at 2018 International Textiles and Apparel Association Conference