Michael Royer is a Senior Lighting Engineer at PNNL, where he focuses on the development of LED technology. His emphases are human factors experiments and developing new metrics and test methods, especially for color, glare, flicker, and long-term performance. Michael is a member of the IES Color Committee and Technical Procedures Committee, and is also active with the CIE. Prior to joining PNNL, Michael earned a Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering from Penn State University. Michael was named a future leader of lighting by LD+A magazine in 2010, and has authored over 50 journal articles and government reports, receiving the 2013 Taylor Technical Talent Award from the IES for his published work.