Committee Detail

Vision Science Committee


Committee Purpose, Scope and Documents

This Technical Committee researches and makes recommendations regarding how light effects human vision and the visual processes.
Included subject matter: The scope includes methods based on the visual effects of light sources in interior and outdoor applications. Excluded subject matter: This committee does not cover effects such as color rendering, color appearance, circadian rhythm, or other health considerations.

Committee Leadership

Michael Royer
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Dr. Michael Royer is a senior engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), where he works on the Advanced Lighting Science and Technology Research program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. His primary research area is human factors in lighting. He conducts experiments to help refine metrics and specification guidance, with the ultimate goals of advancing lighting quality to improve building occupants’ satisfaction and increasing the use of energy efficient lighting technologies. Prior to joining PNNL, Michael earned a Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering from Penn State University, receiving the 2013 Taylor Technical Talent Award from the IES for his published work. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and government reports.

Members (Voting)

  • Sam M. Berman
  • Steve A. Fotios
  • John D. Bullough
  • Roger Lane
  • James B. Sheehy
  • Ute C. Besenecker
  • Rajaram Bhagavathula

Advisory Members (Non-Voting)

  • C. Cameron Miller
  • Manuel Spitschan
  • Naomi J. Miller
  • Lia Irvin
  • Malgorzata Perz

Advisory Panel Liaisons

  • Ian Ashdown
  • Doug Steel

Board Liaisons


Staff Liaisons

  • Patricia A. McGillicuddy
  • Brian Liebel
  • Geomara Flores
  • Zoe Milgram
  • Dawn De Grazio