Richard Allen BSc
Director Shape Analysis Ltd 2002 to present
Textile materials Subject Matter Expert 2001- 2006 Defence Logistics Organisation, RPS, Oxford, UK
NATO CCIEP committee member. TTCP UK Point of contact for Textiles.
Anglo Swiss Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) on Thermal manikin testing.
Textile Materials Researcher 1984 2001 Defence Clothing and Textile Agency Colchester, UK
3D Body Scanning development. Built Worlds first Moire Fringe Torso Scanner.
3D Centre for Electronic Commerce - Principal Investigator Custom Clothing & Team leader for Scanner Technology proofing.
Research and Development of microclimate conditioning of human body by air cooling.
BSc (Hons) Textile and Colour Chemistry UMIST 1984
NEBOSH Diploma 1999
Conference Papers & Presentations:-
Microclimate Conditioning by air cooling Protection of Man under hot and hazardous conditions Paris May 1999
Automating Corporate wear & Uniforms UCL June 26 2002
Scanning for Clothing Retailers UCL July 4 2002
SizeUK, 3D Body scanning & clothing seminar Manchester Metropolitan University, 1 October 2002
International Ergonomics Association Conference, Seoul, S. Korea, August 2003
Eurasia-Tex Conference, Athens, November 2003
Bougourd, J., Treleaven, P. and Allen, R.M. 'The UK National Sizing Survey Using 3D Body Scanning'. Eurasia-Tex Conference in association with International Culture Festival, Donghua University, Shanghai, China, March 2004
A Physiological Assessment of UK MOD Combat Soldier 95 Clothing Assemblies Using Sweating Agile Man (SAM), TTSD, Leeds, November 2004
Scanner Benchmarking for SizeUK, EMPA, St. Gallen, Switzerland, January 2005
Director Shape Analysis Ltd 2002 to present
Research Manager / Deputy Director DCR&PS 2001- 2003 Defence Logistics Organisation, RPS, Oxford, UK
Successfully ran £3.5M Ministry of Defence Applied Research Package on textiles and protective clothing.
Aided in transfer of military clothing and personal equipment research requirements to industry and academia.
Textile & Protective Clothing Section - Research Team Leader 1993 - 2001 Defence Clothing and Textile Agency Colchester, UK
Built and led a team of half a dozen, mostly young graduate, researchers.
Team achieved 20 patents & approx. 50 papers published in conference proceedings and learned journals, including Nature.
Active in international research collaboration - TTCP UK Point of Contact for Textiles, Chair TTCP-MAT-AG10 'Technologies for Enhancing Individual Combatant Protection', Anglo/French DRG WG14 'Soldier for the Next Century' (UK nuclear protective clothing expert) and involved in several EU projects.
MSc Polymer Science & Technology 1984
Grad. PRI 1981
Cert. Ed. Biology (Teaching) 1973
Conference Papers & Presentations:-
"Adaptable Materials for Smart Clothing." S Elton, Fibres and Textiles for the Future, Tampere University, Finland, 2001
"Ten New Developments for High-tech Fabrics & Garments Invented or Adapted by the Research and Technical Group of the Defence Clothing & Textile Agency." S Elton, Avantex - International Symposium for High-tech Apparel Textiles & Fashion Engineering with Innovation-Forum, Messe Frankfurt, 2000
(Adapted version presented by invitation at Nike European Headquarters, Hilversum, 7 Feb. 2001)
"The Development of an Intumescent Formulation for Protective Clothing." S Elton & R Staples, Fire & Materials Conference, San Diego, Texas, 1999
The Use of Modelling in Burn Injury Evaluation Beneath Clothing Layers. S Elton & R Staples, The 8th International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics, San Diego, CA, October 1998.
"UK Research into Protection from Flame and Intense Heat." S Elton, International Soldier Systems Conference, Colchester, UK, 1997
"Cross-Linking Polyester Fabric to Reduce its Thermoplastic Melt-Drip Hazard." S Elton, 22nd International Conference on Fire Safety, San Francisco, CA, 1997
"Opportunities for Shape Memory Materials in Military Clothing." S Elton & D Russell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Technical Headquarters, Nagoya Research & Development Center, Japan , July 1996
(Also presented with emphasis refocused on thermal sweating manikin work to the Osaka National Research Institute and the Toyobo Research Institute, July 1996)
"Environmental Protection for Service Personnel." S Elton & A-M Hobart, Climatic Physiology Group Seminar, Loughborough University, UK, 1996
"Development of Flame & Heat Protective Clothing in the UK Military." S Elton, 21st International Conference on Fire Safety, San Francisco, CA, 1996
"The Use of Modelling in Burn Injury Evaluation Beneath Clothing Layers." SF Elton & RA Staples, Clothing & Personal Equipment for the Combat Soldier Post 2000 Conference, Colchester, UK, 1995
"Exercise 'Minor Uncle' - June 93, Large Scale Synergistic Nuclear Simulation Test on Military Clothing and Equipment." S Elton, 14th. International Symposium on the Military Aspects of Blast and Shock, Las Cruces, NM, September, 1995
"Future Material and Clothing Work carried out by the UK's Defence Clothing and Textile Authority." S Elton & RA Scott, Scientific & Technical Visit, Defence Science & Technology Organisation, Melbourne, Australia, March 1995
(Also presented to the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation of Australia)
Stuart Elton & Ron Staples, "The Use of Modeling in Burn Injury Evaluation Beneath Clothing Layers." Fire & Materials, vol. 23, 217-221 (1999)
Stuart Elton, "Reduction of the Thermoplastic Melt Hazard of Polyester Fabric Through the Application of a Radiation Cross-linking Technique." Fire & Materials vol. 22, 19-23 (1998)
Stuart Elton, "UK Research into Protection from Flame and Intense Heat for Military Personnel." Fire & Materials, vol. 20, (1996)
Internal MOD Publications:-
"Visit to US Army Natick Soldier Systems Command Research Development & Engineering Center July 1997." SF Elton, December 1997
"Overseas Visit Report to Japan 29 June - 7 July 1996." S Elton & D Russell, August 1996
"Overseas Visit to Australia 1 - 13 March 1995." RA Scott & SF Elton, May 1995
"Exercise MINOR UNCLE White Sands Missile Range NM, Large Scale Synergistic Nuclear Test on Military Clothing and Equipment." S Elton & R Staples, Technical Report, 1995
"Visit to Centre D'Essais D'Odeillo (CEO) France 25-27 January 94." S Elton, 1994
"Exercise DISTANT IMAGE White Sands Missile Range NM, Large Scale Synergistic Nuclear Simulation Test on Military Clothing and Equipment." S Elton & S Cross, Technical Report, 1993
"Positive Temperature Coefficient Electrical Hand and Foot Heaters." S Elton & M McMillan, 1991
"Exercise MISERS GOLD White Sands Missile Range NM, Evaluation of the Thermal Protective Properties of Military Clothing and Equipment." S Elton & S Cross, Technical Report, 1991
"Positive Temperature Coefficient Electrically Heated Insoles." S Elton, Technical Report, 1989
"Improved Electrode Systems for Electrically Heated Insoles." S Elton, Technical Report, 1988
"Exercise MINOR SCALE White Sands Missile Range NM, Evaluation of the Thermal Protective Properties of Military Clothing." N Gaspar, R Rushbrooke & S Elton, Technical Report, 1987
"Arctic Warfare Training Course, Lom, Norway, 13 Jan - 2 Feb 1985 - Observations on Extreme Cold Weather Clothing and Personal Equipment." S Elton, 1985
"An Investigation into the Thermal and Burning Behaviour of Irradiated Polyester Fabric Impregnated with Cross-Linking Reagents." S Elton, Technical Report, 1985
"An Investigation into the Identification of Fabric Coatings Using the Multiple Internal Reflection Technique of IR Spectroscopy." S Elton, Technical Report, 1980
US 6,312,784 B2, Thermally Insulating Textile, D Russell, S Elton, D Congalton, 2001
GB 9917172.0, Thermal Management System for Clothing, S Elton, 2000
GB 9921284.7, Warm Weather Sports Clothing, S Elton, 1999
GB 2 242 609 B, Material for Clothing, S Elton, 1994
GB 8705195, Intumescent Treatments of Fabrics, R Scott & S Elton, 1987