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Guowen Song


Title: Associate Professor/ Noma Scott Lloyd Chair in Textiles and Clothing
Department: Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management

Office: 1064 Lebaron 626 Morrill Rd., Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 3012
Email: gwsong@iastate.edu

Research interests

  • Analysis of textile material and clothing performance for comfort and function
  • Modeling studies of textile materials and protective clothing
  • Development of devices and test protocols used in textile material and clothing evaluation
  • Application of instrumented (flash fire, hot liquid, and sweating) manikins and 3D body scanning technology for clothing performance studies
  • Novel textile material development for protective clothing

Links

Laboratories for Functional Textiles and Protective Clothing

 

Published works

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.

Invited lectures

Oct. 5-7, 2015, “Protective Clothing Performance and Evaluation Using Flash Fire Manikins” TIFE 2015 Textile International Forum and Exhibition, Taiwan.
Jun. 14-17, 2015, “Innovation and Approaches for Better Thermal Protective Clothing Performance” 8th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, Zadar, Croatia. 
Aug.6-8, 2014. “Achieve high protective clothing performance: understanding and improving.” 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference (APCC), Hong Kong.
Oct. 23-25, 2013. “Understanding and Improving Protective Clothing Performance” Advanced Textile Expo, Orlando, FL.
November 1-4, 2011. “Optimizing the performance of protective clothing: the flame engulfment evaluation and numerical modeling.” The 11th Asian Textile Conference: Knowledge Convergence in Textiles for Human and Nature, EXCO, Daegu, Korea. 
October 24-25, 2011. “Analyse protective performance against various thermal hazards.” Body and Technology Interactions: Interactive Textiles Systems Baltimore, MA, in conjunction with IFAI Expo Americas.
March 15-17, 2011. “Recent developments in the evaluation of thermal protective clothing.” Techtextil North America Symposium Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. 

Conference proceedings and presentations

January 25-29, 2016, Song. G., Lu, Y. and Mandal, S. Analyzing the influence of fabric properties on hot-water protective performance of clothing using bench-scale and full-scale tests. Tenth Symposium on Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: Risk Reduction Through Research and Testing, San Antonio, USA.
Jun. 14-17, 2015, “Assessment of Thermal Comfort of Nanosilver Treated Multi Functional Cotton and Polyester Sportswear Fabrics using a Dynamic Thermal Model” 8th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, Zadar, Croatia. 
May 24-27, 2015. Song. G., Mandal. S. Characterizing Thermal Protective Fabrics of Firefighters’ Clothing in Hot Surface Contact. The Fiber Society’s Spring 2015 Conference in conjunction with the 2015 International Conference on Advanced Fibers and Polymer Materials at Shanghai, China.
May 24-27, 2015. Gholamreza, F. and Song, G. Thermal-Stored Energy and Performance of Protective Clothing Upon Hot Water Exposure Using Instrumented Spray Manikin. The Fiber Society’s Spring 2015 Conference in conjunction with the 2015 International Conference on Advanced Fibers and Polymer Materials at Shanghai, China.
May 26 - 28 2014. Gholamreza, F., and Song, G. Thermal Stored Energy and Protective Performance Of Protective Clothing Upon Radiant Heat. 14th AUTEX World Textile Conference, Bursa, Turkey. 
May 21–23, 2014. Gholamreza, F., Song, G. and Ackerman, M. Thermal-Stored Energy and Protective Clothing Performance Upon Various Hazards. Fiber Society Spring 2014 Technical Conference, Liberec, Czech Republic. May 21–23, 2014. Mantal, S. and Song, G. Analyzing the performance parameters of thermal protective fabrics under hot-water immersion and compression. Fiber Society Spring 2014 Technical Conference, Liberec, Czech Republic. 
May 14-16, 2014. Lu, Y., Song, G. and Wang, F. Relationship between air gap and clothing protective performance upon hot liquid spray. 6th European Conference on Protective Clothing, Bruges, Belgium. 
May 14-16, 2014. Wang, F., Lu, Y., Song, G. and Rossi, R. Determination of ‘wet’ thermal insulation of fabrics on a guarded hotplate: effects of moisture content and air gap size. 6th European Conference on Protective Clothing, Bruges, Belgium. 
Nov 19-20, 2013. Lu, Y., and Song, G. A Novel Approach for Fit Analysis of Protective Clothing Using Three-Dimensional Body Scanning. Proceedings of 4th International Conference and Exhibition on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Long Beach CA. 
May 22-24, 2013. Gholamreza, F., and Song, G. Stored Energy and Thermal Protective Performance of Protective Clothing Upon Steam and Hot Liquid. Proceedings of 13th Autex World Textile Conference, Dresden, Germany.
May 21-24, 2013. Song, G., Zhang, M., and Lu, Y. Instrumented Manikin Evaluation System for Optimizing Protective Clothing Performance. Proceedings of Fiber Society 2013 Spring Meeting and Technical Conference, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.  
April 9-11, 2013. Mandal, S., & Song, G. Characterization of thermal protective clothing under hot water and pressurized steam exposure. Proceedings of AATCC International Conference, Greenville, S.C. 
August 21-24, 2012. Mandal, S., & Song, G. Modeling of thermal protective performance of commercial woven fabric using artificial neural network. 9th International Meeting for Manikins and Modeling, Tokyo, Japan. 
August 21-24, 2012. Lu, Y., and Song, G. Study of protective clothing against hot liquid splashes using instrumented manikin. 9th International Meeting for Manikins and Modeling, Tokyo, Japan. 
May 29 -31, 2012. Song, G. and Zhang, H. Analysis for Thermal Performance of Immersion Suits. 5th European Conference on Protective Clothing (ECPC) and Nokobetef 9. Valencia, Spain. 
May 29 -31, 2012. Wen, S. and Song, G. Barrier Properties and Micro-climate Configuration of Chemical Protective Clothing and Their Effects on Thermal Comfort. 5th European Conference on Protective Clothing (ECPC) and Nokobetef 9. Valencia, Spain. 
May 29 -31, 2012. Mandal, S. and Song, G. Modeling for the Prediction of the Thermal Protective Performance. 5th European Conference on Protective Clothing (ECPC) and Nokobetef 9. Valencia, Spain. 
May 23-25, 2012. Song, G., Lu, Y., Li, J. and Cao, W. Analyzing Impact Penetration Performance of Fabrics Used in Protective Clothing. 2012 Spring Conference, St. Gallen, Switzerland. 
May 23-25, 2012. Gholamreza, F., Song, G. and Ackerman, M. Analyzing the Discharged Energy and Its Contribution to Thermal Performance of Protective Clothing Upon Hot Liquid Splash. 2012 Spring Conference, St. Gallen, Switzerland. 
July 10-15, 2011. Wen, S., and Song, G. Ergonomic analysis on chemical protective clothing performance. Proceedings of XIV International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics (ICEE), Nafplio, Greece. 
June 16-17, 2011. Ackerman, M., and Song, G. Analyzing thermal protective clothing performance against the impact of small splashes of hot liquid. The Ninth Symposium on Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: Emerging Issues and Technologies, Anaheim, CA. 
May 23-25, 2011. Sumit, M., and Song, G. Characterization of Protective Textile Material for Thermal Hazard. Proceedings of the Fiber Society 2011 Spring Conference. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. 
August 22-26, 2010. Song, G. Numerical Model for Instrumented Mannequin Flash fire Evaluation System – A Parameter Study to Improve Garment Protective Performance. Eighth International Meeting for Manikins and Modeling, Victoria, BC, Canada. 
August 22-26, 2010. Song, G., Tang, T., McDonald, A., Song, L., and Ding, D. A Study on The Effect of Air Gap on Comfort Properties for Fabric System Used in Protective Clothing. Eighth International Meeting for Manikins and Modeling, Victoria, BC, Canada. 
June 21-23, 2010. Song, G., Paskaluk, S., and Cao, W. Comparison of thermal protective performance of protective clothing used for radiant protection. Proceedings of AUTEX 2010 10th World Textile Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania. 
April 6-16, 2010. Song, G., and Cao, W. Thermal protective performance and evaluation for protective clothing – analysing thermal stored energy and effect on skin burn injury. NATO Advanced Study Institute – defense related intelligent textiles and clothing for ballistic and NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) protection. Split, Croatia.
June 10-12, 2009. Mah, T., and Song, G. The investigation of thermal protective performance for garments used for women. 4th European Conference on Protective Clothing (ECPC) and Nokobetef 9. The Netherlands, Papendal, Arnhem. 
June 10-12, 2009. Gonzalez, J., and Song, G. A procedure to forecast temperature ratings for cold weather protective clothing. 4th European Conference on Protective Clothing (ECPC) and Nokobetef 9. The Netherlands, Papendal, Arnhem, 
May 27-29, 2009. He, T., and Song, G. The investigation of moisture management properties of a hydrophobic finishes on cotton fabric. Proceedings of the Fiber Society 2009 Spring Conference. Shanghai, China. 
May 27-29, 2009. Ding, D., Tang, T., and Song, G. A study of heat and mass transfer in a single layer fabric system. Proceedings of the Fiber Society 2009 Spring Conference. Shanghai, China. 
May 14-16, 2008. Song, G., Ding, D., Wen, S., and Gonzalez, J. Effect of air gap on fabric thermal comfort. Proceedings of 2008 Fiber Society Spring Conference. Mulhouse, France.
Oct 1- Oct 4, 2007. Song, G., and Mah, T. A new approach to evaluate fabric drape. Proceedings of AATCC IC&E 2007. Charleston, South Carolina. 
June 26-28, 2007. Song, G., and Wen, S. A new approach to predict garment thermal comfort. Part 1: Effect of air gap on fabric thermal and evaporative resistance. Proceedings of Autex 2007. Tampere, Finland. 
Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2006. Song, G., Paskaluk, S., Sati, R., Crown, E., Dale, J., and Ackerman, M. Evaluation of protective clothing systems for radiant protection and thermal stress. Proceedings of AATCC IC&E 2006. Atlanta, Georgia. 
Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, 2006. Song, G., and Paskaluk, S. Testing and evaluation of thermal protective performance under low level thermal hazard. Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Safety & Protective Fabrics. Atlanta, Georgia. 
May 20 – June 2, 2006. Song, G. Thermal protective performance of fabrics made of high performance fibers. Proceedings of 2006 Fiber Society Spring Conference. Seoul, South Korea. 
May 10-12, 2006. Song, G. Numerical simulations of heat and moisture transport in thermal protective clothing system under flash fire condition. Proceedings of 3rd European Conference on Protective Clothing (ECPC) and NOKOBETEF 8. Gydinia, Poland. 
May 25-27, 2005. Song, G., and Barker, R. Optimizing the thermal protective performance by blending meta-aramid and para-aramid fibers. Proceedings of 2005 Fiber Society Spring Conference. St. Galen, Switzerland. 
March 22-25, 2005. Song, G., and Barker, R. Effect of thermal stored energy on prediction of skin burn injury. Proceedings of 84th Textile Institute World Conference. Raleigh, North Carolina. 
Sept. 26-27, 2004. Song, G., and Barker, R. Analyzing thermal stored energy and clothing thermal protective performance. Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Safety & Protective Fabrics. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
June 22-24, 2004. Song, G., and Barker, R. Analyzing the role of air layers and shrinkage in thermal protective garments. Proceedings of Autex 2004 Conference. Roubaix, France. 
May 23-27, 2004. Song, G., and Barker, R. Numerical analysis of thermal protective garments under simulated flash fire exposures. Proceeding of 83rd World Conference: Quality Textiles for Quality Life. Shanghai, China. 
Jan. 14, 2004. Song, G., and Barker, R. Effects of simulated flash fire and variations in skin model on manikin fire test. 8th Symposium on Performance of Protective Clothing: Global Needs and Emerging Markets. Tampa, FL. 
Jan. 13, 2004. Song, G., and Barker, R. Comparison of methods used to predict the burn injuries for performance evaluation of thermal protective fabrics. ASTM 8th Symposium on Performance of Protective Clothing: Global Needs and Emerging Markets. Tampa, FL. 
Sept. 9-12, 2003. Song, G. Effects of variations in skin model on evaluation of thermal protective clothing performance. Proceedings of AATCC IC&E 2003. Greenville, SC. 
Sep. 9-12, 2003. Thompson, D., Song, G., Deaton, A., and Barker, R. Use of the sweating manikin to understand garment comfort and care. Proceedings of AATCC IC&E. Greenville, SC.
May 21-24, 2003. Song, G., and Barker, R. Manikin tests and modeling for optimizing protective performance. Proceedings of 2nd European Conference on Protective Clothing (ECPC). Montreux, Switzerland. 

Professional affliations

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Canadian General Standard Board (CGSB) 
  • Canadian Standard Association (CSA) 
  • Canada Textile Institute (CTI) 
  • American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) 
  • American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM), F-23, D-13
  • Fiber Society (FS) 

Professional affliations

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Canadian General Standard Board (CGSB) 
  • Canadian Standard Association (CSA) 
  • Canada Textile Institute (CTI) 
  • American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) 
  • American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM), F-23, D-13
  • Fiber Society (FS)