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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, Chair
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.

Randy Burkett, 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 exteriors. 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
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 systems. 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, Ph.D.
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 editorial boards.

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.

Mark Roush, 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.

Robert Horner
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.

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