IES Research Advisory Panel
The 2015-16 Strategic Research Advisory Panel (SRAP) of experts consisted of nine forward thinking experienced individuals who were appointed
by the Society’s President and approved by the Board of Directors to develop and author the first edition of the IES Strategic Research Plan. Their report can be found at http://www.ies.org/pdf/research/srap_final_report.pdf.
The next Strategic Research Advisory Panel will be appointed in 2019 to revitalize the report in 2020.
Pam Horner holds a B.S. degree in English from Iowa State University and M.S. in Lighting from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She began her lighting career in 1975 as owner of a sales
agency, focusing on specification sales of luminaires and dimming systems. For several years,
Pam managed the Outreach Education program for the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer
in Troy, NY. From 1996 until retirement in 2013, Pam worked for OSRAM SYLVANIA as Manager
of Lighting Education, Environmental Marketing Manager, and Senior Director of Government
and Industry Relations. Pam is a long-time member of the Illuminating Engineering Society,
serving as its President from 2001-2002 and receiving several IES awards, including the Louis B.
Marks Award for exceptional service.
Thomas D. Albright, Ph.D.
Albright is an authority on the neural basis of visual perception, memory and visually guided
behavior, probing the relationship between the activity of brain cells and perceptual state. His
laboratory seeks to understand how visual perception is affected by attention, behavioral goals,
and memories of previous experiences. An important goal of this work is the development of
therapies for blindness and perceptual impairments resulting from disease, trauma or
developmental disorders of the brain. A second aim of Dr. Albright’s work is to use our growing
knowledge of brain, perception and memory to inform design in architecture and the arts, and
to leverage societal decisions and public policy.
Albright received a Ph.D. in psychology and
neuroscience from Princeton University. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of
Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science, and an associate of the Neuroscience Research
Program. He is president of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, and a member of
the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science, Technology, and Law.
Peter R. Boyce, Ph.D., FSLL, FIES
Peter Boyce has spent most of his career working in the field of lighting. From1966-1990 he was
a Research Officer at the Electricity Council Research Centre in England. There, he conducted
research on visual fatigue, the influence of age on visual performance, visual problems
associated with viewing computer screens, hue discrimination, safe lighting for emergency
conditions, and security lighting. From 1990–2004 he was Head of Human Factors at the
Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There, he conducted research on
visual performance, visual comfort, circadian effects, emergency lighting, perceptions of safety,
and lighting for driving and directed lighting evaluations and product testing. Since 2008 he has
been the Technical Editor of the journal “Lighting Research and Technology”.
He is a Fellow of
both the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the Society of Light and Lighting.
He has received awards from both bodies for his work. He is a recognized authority on the
interaction of people and lighting, being the author of the classic text “Human Factors in
Lighting”, as well as numerous book chapters, papers and articles.
, FIALD, IES, LC
Randy Burkett is the President and Design Principal of Randy Burkett Lighting Design, Inc. Since
he began professional practice in 1978, he has been responsible for the lighting of numerous
national and international projects. He has designed the lighting for a diverse collection of
environments including convention centers, museums, retail malls and stores, corporate offices,
government facilities, health care and laboratory facilities, site developments and building
Before establishing his own firm, he spent eight years with the Lighting Design Group
of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum as its Director, and as a Vice-President of the company. He
has been an IES Member for nearly 40 years. He has served as an instructor at the University of
Colorado in Boulder and Maryville University in St. Louis; and is currently a member of the
Adjunct Faculty of Washington University’s Graduate School of Architecture.
Terry Clark is founder and Chairman of Finelite, Inc. Finelite is in the business of developing
better, more energy-efficient lighting for offices, educational and healthcare facilities. Finelite
products are tailored to the user’s goals for the space and include ambient LED lighting, LED task
lighting, high performance fluorescent light fixtures, and patented plug-and-play lighting
Mr. Clark spent 20-years in electronics and with high-tech firms including Intel and Teradyne.
Since 1991, he has led Finelite to become one of the largest independent luminaire
manufacturers in North America. Finelite was recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of
the top 35 small workplaces in the US.
He has an Engineering degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard. Mr.
Clark has led joint research projects with the California Energy Commission and NYSERDA. He
has supported the US DOE and NGLIA work in preparing three reports on LED luminaire lifetime
and reliability and he is on the IES Research Symposium Committee. Mr. Clark holds over a
dozen patents that have resulted in award-winning product platforms.
Paul Lutkevich, IES
Paul Lutkevich has over 32 years experience in the design and research of interior and exterior
lighting systems. He is past chair of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America’s
Roadway Lighting Committee. He is a member of the Commission Internationale De L’Eclairage
(International Commission on Illumination) for signal and transport including the technical
committees for security, roadways, and obtrusive light. He is actively involved in the
development of national and international standards for outdoor lighting.
Recent research and
publications include the FHWA Lighting Handbook, FHWA Strategic Initiative for the Evaluation
of Reduced Lighting on Roadways, Transportation Association of Canada Roadway Lighting
Guide. He is the recipient of many awards including the Executive Director’s Award of the
International Darksky Association, a Lifetime Award for Outstanding Research and Technical
Contributions from the IES Roadway Lighting Committee, and the IES President’s Award for
significant contributions of technical data and application criteria to the society.
Terry K. McGowan
, FIES, LC
Terry’s lighting career spans more than 50 years starting with GE Lighting where he retired as
Manager of the GE Lighting Institute in 1998. He then started his own lighting consulting
business which included managing the lighting research activities of the Electric Power Research
Institute (EPRI). Today, through his company, Lighting Ideas, Inc. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, he
acts on behalf of the American Lighting Association as their Director of Engineering.
He is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society and the 2009 recipient of the IES Medal
Award in recognition of his work as a lighting educator, researcher and author.
Jenifer A. Veitch
Dr. Jennifer Veitch is a Principal Research Officer in NRC Construction, where she has led
research into the effects of indoor environment effects on health and behaviour, particularly
concerning lighting, since 1992. She has studied lighting quality and individual control in relation
to energy-efficiency and to consequences for work performance and occupant satisfaction;
effects of open-plan office design on indoor environment and occupant satisfaction; and, light
source effects on performance, mood, and health. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological
Association, the American Psychological Association, the International Association of Applied
Psychology, and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. In 2011 she received the
Waldram Gold Pin for Applied Illuminating Engineering from the International Commission on
Illumination (CIE). Among various leadership positions in professional associations for both
lighting and psychology, she currently serves CIE as Director of its Division 3, Interior
Environment and Lighting Design. She is an associate editor of Leukos and a member of six other
Edward J. Wisniewski
Ed has over 25 years of experience working in the energy industry, 16 of which have been in a
variety of leadership positions at CEE. In 2011, Ed became the third executive director of CEE,
and he continues to head innovative initiatives for bedrock industries such as appliances,
lighting, motors, and HVAC. Formerly as deputy director, Ed was instrumental in developing and
implementing all of the major accomplishments of CEE over the last decade- all while leading
and developing its program staff. Supporting the transition utilities and efficiency providers are
making in their business models to a market-driven, data rich, and connected future informs
Ed's perspective on the future of the industry.
, FIES, LC, M.Arch
Mark Roush, is a marketing consultant and principal of Experience Light in Red Bank, New Jersey
– serving several companies in the Lighting industry and is currently serving as Vice President
(President Elect 2015-2016) of the Illuminating Engineering Society. He has had 36 years in
lighting technology, application, and education with companies including Philips, Acuity,
Brandston and Partners, LumiLEDs, Dialight, Holophane, and Luficer Lighting in various executive,
marketing, design, application engineering, business development and education roles. He has
been on the faculties of two universities teaching lighting in architecture and interior design,
and has contributed to numerous articles in Lighting Design + Application and Architectural
Lighting Magazines and delivered several seminars, panel discussions and presentations at
lighting industry functions nationally.
Mark, an IES Fellow, has been Past President of the IALD Education Trust and chair for the past
15 years of the LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards Committee. Mark has his Master’s of Architecture
degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he specialized in Illumination
Studies. He is well known as a speaker, facilitator, panel moderator and ambassador in
numerous lighting industry events.
Bob received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester,
Massachusetts. After spending the early part of his career in the Energy Management field, he
started with OSRAM Corp. (Montgomery, NY) in 1989, and began working for OSRAM SYLVANIA
(Danvers, MA) in 1993, assuming positions of Commercial Engineering Manager, Product Group
Marketing Manager for Fluorescent Lamps, and Business Unit Manager for Visualization and
Imaging Systems. He holds a patent as part of the team that developed reduced mercury linear
fluorescent lamps. Bob is a long standing member of the IES and the IEEE. A past chair or
member of several IES committees, Bob co-authored two major IES educational programs:
Fundamentals of Lighting and Discover Lighting. For the last four years, Bob has been part of
the excellent IES staff as Director of Public Policy. His background in lighting gives him credibility
when addressing lighting policy issues with legislators, regulators, or industry organizations.