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Oklahoma State University

Semra Peksoz


Associate Professor

429B Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-9522
Fax: 405-744-6910


Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. Oklahoma State University Human Environmental Sciences
M.S. Middle East Technical University, Turkey Engineering Sciences
B.S. Middle East Technical University, Turkey Civil Engineering


Functional clothing design and evaluation is the primary focus of my scholarship. In particular, I have been active in developing garment and garment systems for ballistic and thermal protection in both military and civilian applications. I have expertise in performance testing of apparel and textile products for the industry, as well as developing smart garments for fire fighters. I am also interested in kinesiology of human body especially when it applies to performance in functional clothing. I am currently involved in (1) the development of smart garments embedded with multiple sensors for continuous monitoring of at risk patients; (2) developing collaborative multi-discipline educational programs that link functional apparel with research areas such as medicine/patient care and space exploration.


  • Park, H. , Branson, D., Kim, S., Warren, A., Jacobson, B., Petrova, A., Peksoz, S., & Kamenidis, P. (2014). Effect of Armor and Carrying Load on Body Balance and Leg Muscle Function. Gait and Posture, 39(1), 430-435.
  • Park, H., Branson, D., Petrova, A., Peksoz, S., Goad, C., Warren, A. J., Jacobson, B., & Kamenidis, P. (2013). Effects of Body Armor and Load Carriage on Lower Limb Joint Movement. Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments, 10(2), Article 3.
  • Park, H., Branson, D., Petrova, A., Peksoz, S., Jacobson, B., Warren, A., Goad, C., & Kamenidis, P. (2013). Impact of Ballistic Body Armour and Load Carriage on Walking Patterns and Perceived Comfort. Ergonomics, 56 (7), 1167-1179.
  • Nam, J. , Peksoz, S., Branson, D. H., & Cao, H. (2012). Arm armor system performance study: Net effect (Perceptual response) analysis. International Journal of Human Ecology, 13 (1), 117-128.
  • Park, H., An, S. K., Peksoz, S., Cao, H., & Branson, D. (2012). Core Body Temperature Prediction through Monitoring of Microclimate under Body Armor Using Thermal Manikin. American Association of Textiles and Chemists and Colorists Review, 12(2), 69-72.
  • Choi, K., Park, H., Chung, E., & Peksoz, S. (2011). Scientometric Analysis of Research in Smart Clothing: State of the Art and Future Direction. 2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6776, 500-508.
  • Park, H., Nolli, G., Branson, D., Peksoz, S., & Petrova, A. (2011). Impact of Wearing Body Armor on Lower Body Mobility. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 29 (3), 232-247.
  • Park, H., An, S. K., Peksoz, S., Cao, H., & Branson, D. (2010). Core Body Temperature Prediction through Monitoring of Microclimate under Body Armor Using Thermal Manikin. American Association of Textiles and Chemists and Colorists Review, Atlanta, GA (Full paper).
  • Cao, H., Branson, D.H., Peksoz, S., Nam, J., & Farr, C.A. (2006). Fabric selection for a liquid cooling garment. Textile Research Journal, 76(7), 587-595.
  • Peksoz, S., Branson, D., Cao, H., Jacobson, B., Farr, C.A., & Nam, J. (2006). Evaluation of two liquid cooled prototype vests through human subject testing. Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, (RJTA).10(3), 17-27.
  • Branson, D.H., Farr, C.A., Peksoz, S., Nam, J., & Cao, H. (2005). Development of a prototype personal cooling system for first responders: User feedback. Journal of ASTM International, 2(2), 1-11.
  • Cao, H., Branson, D.H., Nam, J., Peksoz, S., & Farr, C.A. (2005). Development of a cooling capability test method for liquid-cooled textile system. Journal of ASTM International, 2(1), 1-10.
  • Nam, J., Branson, D.H., Ashdown, S., Cao, H., Jin, B., Peksoz, S., & Farr, C.A. (2005). Fit analysis of liquid cooled vest prototypes using 3D body scanning technology, Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, 4(3), 1-13.
  • Stone, J., Kim, J., Branson, D., & Peksoz, S. (2003). An exploratory study of experimental sunhat designs. Journal of Korean Society for the Clothing Industry, 5(6), 565-573.


  • Petrova, A., Peksoz, S., Balasubramanian, M., & Robinette, K.M. (2013).   Performance Evaluation of Glove Design through 3-D Motion Capture. Proceedings of the 2nd Digital Human Modeling Symposium. June 11-13, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Courses Taught

Flat Pattern Design DHM  3013
Computer Aided Flat Pattern Design DHM  3023