Our mission is to apply research and development to the enhancement of personal protective technology and equipment. With our collaborations with manufacturers, universities, and federal agencies, our dedication is widely recognized throughout this field.

We look forward to solving problems through the innovation of new technologies for safety and health. We are eager to collaborate and approach new findings as we broaden this area of study.

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Our research program includes the following:

  • Study and development of textile materials
  • Understanding mechanisms and model development
  • Simulation of hazards
  • Analysis and prediction of clothing performance
  • Development of new testing methods and standards

The Laboratories for Functional Textiles and Protective Clothing conducts multidisciplinary research and develops new textile materials and clothing systems for human safety and health. Our research focuses on ergonomics and clothing systems' functionality to achieve maximum performance.



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