Kalev Kuklane
Organization: IFV (Instituut Fysieke Veiligheid)
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Kalev Kuklane, PhD, Assoc. Prof. did graduate from the Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia as a civil engineer in building technology, and continued his studies for Master degree in industrial ergonomics at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. The studies were continued while working at the National Institute for Working Life in Solna, Sweden. The doctoral thesis (2000) was related to the cold protective footwear thermal testing and test results practical utilization. From 2002 to 2019 he worked at Lund University, Sweden, and was responsible for the thermal environment laboratory. His research covered method development for thermal manikins, human performance evaluation, use of thermal indices and standardisation, design solutions’ thermal function evaluation etc. in the range of human exposure from extreme cold to extreme heat. From January 2019 he  moved to IFV (Institute for Safety) in the Netherlands, and works there as an occupational health and safety expert. The work tasks are related to first responders, especially firefighters work and exposure environments. He is presently the chairman of the European Society for Protective Clothing and is an active member of several ISO and CEN committees and national mirror groups.