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 Expert  714342

Expert in Human Environmental Physiology: Work, Heat & Cold Tolerance; Clothing Comfort & Function, Body Armor

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is one of the leading international experts on human tolerance for heat, cold, and work; clothing for comfort and protection against extreme environments; the fibers and fabrics used in clothing; measurement of thermal environments and their effects on people; and man-machine-environment systems. He also collaborates with physicians investigating metabolism, weight regulation, and temperature regulation.


human environmental physiology

During the last 20 years, Expert has served as a consultant to most of the major fiber manufacturers in the U.S. and has done continuing research on such items as sleeping bags, boots and gloves. He has studied body armor and other protective clothing for the military and auxiliary cooling for workers in nuclear plants and at hazardous waste sites. In addition, Expert is active in the areas of indoor air quality and human physiology experimentation.

protective clothing


body armor

Expert has about 50 years of RDT&E of clothing and protective materials for the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force, as well as NATO and British Commonwealth Countries. He has conducted studies for NASA and most fiber, material, and clothing manufacturers, including L.L. Bean, DuPont, 3M, Northface, and Kimberly Clark.

survival clothing

Expert chaired ASHRAE's TC 2.1 Committee on Thermal Physiology and Comfort for many years and continues to be a member. He has researched and written extensively on the topic, and continues to be a leader in the area as an Organizing Committee member of the biennial International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics, as well as a national and invited international guest lecturer (e.g., in Japan and Korea in 2002).

thermal comfort


clothing comfort


cold tolerance

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Cape Coral, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  Pompano Beach, Florida;  and Boca Raton, Florida.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1962   M.S.   Engineering Mathematics/Physics   Northeastern University  
1954   Ph.D.   Physiology   Boston University  
1951   A.M.   Biology   Boston University  
1949   A.B.   Chemistry   University of Denver  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1993 to 1998


Arthur D. Little, Inc.


Senior Consultant


1989 to




Chief Scientist


1982 to 1989


Multi-Tech Corporation


Senior VP & Chief Scientist


1955 to 1982


U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine


Director of the Military Ergonomics Division


Expert was Principal Consultant to the Surgeon General on environmental physiology.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Distinguished Fellow of ASHRAE and an Honorable Fellow of the Ergonomics Society. He is a Life Member of IEEE. He serves on the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics.

Professional Appointments

Expert has chaired NATO study groups and conducted courses on military ergonomics, biomedical effects of clothing, work performance, and chemical protection. He is an adjunct Professor at Boston University and North Carolina State University at Raleigh. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Rhode Island and a Visiting Lecturer at MIT. He has served as a Senior Consultant to the China National Garment Research and Design Center. Expert is a regular reviewer and former Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Applied Physiology and the International Journal of HVAC&R Research, and has served on the Board of Directors of ASHRAE.


He has received the U.S. Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, the U.S. Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, and the ASHRAE Distinguished Fellow Medal. He is listed in Who's Who in Science. He is a Visiting Lecturer Ohio State University and a Karpovitch Lecturer at Springfield College.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has authored over 500 open literature articles and technical reports, holds three patents, and has published several books and contributed over 20 book chapters. His most recent book chapter (2002) is titled "Effects of Heat on Military Operations" in the Textbook of Military Medicine Series on the Effects of Harsh Environments.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expertt consulted for the EPA on the provision of auxiliary cooling at HAZMAT sites.
  • He consulted for North Carolina State University on the design and conduct of human research studies on the effects of clothing on the wearer.
  • From 1987 to the present, Expert has been a consultant on heat and cold stress effects and injury prevention for the National Football League.
  • For GPS nuclear, he consulted on the reduction of heat stress during clean-up operations at the Three Mile Island nuclear site.
  • Expert consulted for Nestle's Corporation on the protection of cold room workers.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has served as an expert witness in a number of cases in state courts (best known from the "Millionaire Boys Club" murder cases in California), and has been deposed on three occasions.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Use of Protective Facemask with Beard.
  • "Heat stress" prevention "expert witness" for consulting on heat stress induced by protective coveralls.
  • Temperature measurement expert for consulting on temperature change in house with no heat.
  • Clothing material expert for consulting on coveralls caught on fire.
  • Expert in ballistic vests for consulting on penetration by a bullet and severe injury.
  • Expert for consulting on thermal comfort for unclothed persons.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1983 to 1985   South Africa   Expert helped the South African government select appropriate protective clothing against potential chemical and biological attack by terrorists.
1989 to 1995   China   He worked with the China National Garment Research and Design Center, transfering technology on the prevention of heat and cold injury and helping develop their RDT&E of civilian and military protective clothing and equipment.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert can speak and read German.
French   He can speak and read French.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has developed and taught a variety of courses including courses on the effects of heat and cold, protective clothing and fabrics, ergonomics, body composition, and physical anthropology.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of clothing (comfort, sports, and protective), functional garments, handwear, footwear, headwear, and materials for the above garments.


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