ASU professor engineers climate clothing of the future
Re-engineering clothing is one way people might be able to live more comfortably in hotter climates. Konrad Rykaczewski, a Fulton Schools assistant professor of mechanical engineering, develops microelectronics for cooling systems. He is applying approaches he uses in that work to developing clothing designed to keep wearers cool in high temperatures. Rykaczewski is also experimenting with materials and simple tech devices embedded in clothing that will also minimize the heat-producing energy people generate by moving — another way for clothing to keep the wearer cool.