Director of Graduate Programs, TECS
Associate Director, Textile Protection and Comfort Center (TPACC)
Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science
Textile Protection and Comfort Center
- Office: Textiles Complex 3269
- Phone: 919-515-6659
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: textiles.ncsu.edu/tpacc
About Emiel DenHartog
If anything, I should probably describe my area of interest as Clothing Biophysics. To get here I’ve had opportunities to study a wide range of relevant research fields. 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, firefighters, law enforcement and sports. From August 2005 to August 2006 I have worked as an exchange scientist in the Individual Protection Directorate of Natick Soldier Center, a US Army lab that performs R&D on personal protective clothing and equipment for the soldier. At TNO I have worked as both Senior Scientist in the Human Performance group at the Human Factors Research Institute and in the CBRN Protection Department, both at TNO Defence, Safety and Security (The Netherlands).
Since 2013 I have worked at the Textile Protection And Comfort Center (TPACC) at NC State University (USA) on the interaction of clothing with Human Factors, Safety and Ergonomics. Research and Development projects focus on human performance, protection and comfort of military, first responders and other professionals in challenging environments. Recently my work has also focused on the local interaction of fabrics and materials with the skin and the effects of the local microclimate on skin health, developing evaluation methods to study the interface of skin and textiles. He teaches classes on Clothing Physiology and Textile Testing and Performance Evaluation (including contributions to Senior Design) and publishes on the biophysics of clothing as it relates to human comfort, physiology, performance and safety. My passion is to apply science to make improve safety, health and performance of professionals in challenging environments.
Research and Development on textiles for human health and safety; Clothing Biophysics and Textile Testing.
Optimize Human performance in clothing systems in challenging environments, by combining science, engineering and measurement technologies on textiles with measurements of human performance and health: physiology, psychology, and ergonomics.
- Evaluate and quantify added value of new technologies and materials for optimizing skin health and human performance.
- Evaluate and quantify added value of new technologies and materials for workers who need to perform in hazardous or challenging conditions such as, but not limited to fire fighters, military, law enforcement, athletes and outdoor expeditions. To achieve that multi-disciplinary research needs to be my way of life.
- Projects of interest range from basic heat and mass transfer modeling, physiological measurements, skin health and human monitoring, textile comfort and performance tests and quantitative analysis of psychological and behavioral aspects of clothing, athletic wear and protective equipment.
- Ph.D. Biomedical Physics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1997
- MSc Experimental Physics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 1992
- Effects of environmental temperature and humidity on evaporative heat loss through firefighter suit materials made with semi-permeable and microporous moisture barriers
- Gao, H., Deaton, A. S., Fang, X., Watson, K., DenHartog, E. A., & Barker, R. (2021, July 22), TEXTILE RESEARCH JOURNAL. https://doi.org/10.1177/00405175211026537
- Mosquito-Textile Physics: A Mathematical Roadmap to Insecticide-Free, Bite-Proof Clothing for Everyday Life
- Luan, K., West, A. J., McCord, M. G., DenHartog, E. A., Shi, Q., Bettermann, I., … Roe, R. M. (2021), INSECTS. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12070636
- Nondestructive Quantitative Evaluation of Yarns and Fabrics and Determination of Contact Area of Fabrics Using the X-ray Microcomputed Tomography System for Skin-Textile Friction Analysis
- Baby, R., Mathur, K., & DenHartog, E. (2021), ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 13(3), 4652–4664. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c18300
- Wicking in textiles at rates comparable to human sweating
- Kim, H.-sang, Michielsen, S., & DenHartog, E. (2021), COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2021.126726
- New wicking measurement system to mimic human sweating phenomena with continuous microfluidic flow
- Kim, H.-sang, Michielsen, S., & DenHartog, E. (2020), JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-020-04543-4
- Skin-textiles friction: importance and prospects in skin comfort and in healthcare in prevention of skin injuries
- Baby, R., Mathur, K., & DenHartog, E. (2020), JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2020.1827582
- Auxetic deformation of the weft-knitted Miura-ori fold
- Luan, K., West, A., DenHartog, E., & McCord, M. (2019), TEXTILE RESEARCH JOURNAL. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040517519877468
- Exertional Strain and Task Performance Consequences of a Reduction in Protection in Structural Fire Fighter PPE - A Pilot Study
- DenHartog, E. A. (2019, June), MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, Vol. 51, pp. 762–762. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000562771.32308.7d
- Fabric infused with a botanical repellent for protection against mosquitoes
- Halbkat, L., Luan, K., Cave, G., McCord, M., Roe, M., DenHartog, E., … West, A. J. (2019), JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2019.1603576
- Quantitative evaluation of mattresses using a thermal seat tester
- Cannon, F. R., & DenHartog, E. A. (2019), JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2019.1598315
- TT331 - Performance evaluations of textiles (Textile Testing) , Spring
- TE551 - Clothing Physiology , Fall
- TT401/402 - Senior Design (product development and evaluation support) ,