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About Guowen Song

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.


Present Noma Scott Lloyd Chair Professor, Iowa State University Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

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1064 LeBaron
626 Morrill Rd
Ames, IA 50011-2100


Peer-Reviewed Articles (12)

Book Chapters (4)

ITAA Conference Proceedings (6)