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7-6-2011 3:00 PM

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7-6-2011 3:45 PM

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F. Selcen Kilinc-Balci, PhD, is a Senior Service Fellow at the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). She works in the area of protective clothing and ensembles, including personal protective equipment for healthcare workers, mine rescue ensembles, fire fighter turnout gear, and chemical protective garments. Prior to joining NIOSH in February 2010, she worked as a senior engineer at DuPont Protection Technologies. Her work at DuPont focused on product development, product testing and certification, and promotional claim validation in personal protective clothing. She has more than 10 years of experience in protective fabrics and garments, fabric comfort and modeling, textiles testing/evaluation, and antibacterial applications. Dr. Kilinc received her PhD in Polymer and Fiber Engineering from Auburn University and worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the same university for four years. She holds BS and MS degrees, both in Textile Engineering, and an MBA degree.

Dr. Kilinc has worked on several projects funded by National Textile Center, NASA, USDA, and US Air Force in a variety of innovative topics in fiber/polymer science, including fabric comfort, high performance fibers/fabrics, advanced materials, fiber extrusion, and antibacterial applications. She has authored one book in statistics and authored or coauthored four book chapters and more than 15 peer reviewed publications. She also holds one US Patent and has two US Patent applications submitted. She is a member of ASTM International, AATCC and AAMI technical committees. Dr. Kilinc serves the Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics as the area editor and the reviewer and the Textile Research Journal as the reviewer. She is currently editing a book titled “Flame Resistant Textiles” for Woodhead Publishing. Dr. Kilinc also currently serves TAPPI Materials, Characterization, and Modeling Committee as the Vice President.

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Research on Healthcare Worker Personal Protective Equipment: Minimum Requirements for Isolation Gowns

F. Selcen Kilinc-Balci, PhD, is a Senior Service Fellow at the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). She works in the area of protective clothing and ensembles, including personal protective equipment for healthcare workers, mine rescue ensembles, fire fighter turnout gear, and chemical protective garments. Prior to joining NIOSH in February 2010, she worked as a senior engineer at DuPont Protection Technologies. Her work at DuPont focused on product development, product testing and certification, and promotional claim validation in personal protective clothing. She has more than 10 years of experience in protective fabrics and garments, fabric comfort and modeling, textiles testing/evaluation, and antibacterial applications. Dr. Kilinc received her PhD in Polymer and Fiber Engineering from Auburn University and worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the same university for four years. She holds BS and MS degrees, both in Textile Engineering, and an MBA degree.

Dr. Kilinc has worked on several projects funded by National Textile Center, NASA, USDA, and US Air Force in a variety of innovative topics in fiber/polymer science, including fabric comfort, high performance fibers/fabrics, advanced materials, fiber extrusion, and antibacterial applications. She has authored one book in statistics and authored or coauthored four book chapters and more than 15 peer reviewed publications. She also holds one US Patent and has two US Patent applications submitted. She is a member of ASTM International, AATCC and AAMI technical committees. Dr. Kilinc serves the Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics as the area editor and the reviewer and the Textile Research Journal as the reviewer. She is currently editing a book titled “Flame Resistant Textiles” for Woodhead Publishing. Dr. Kilinc also currently serves TAPPI Materials, Characterization, and Modeling Committee as the Vice President.