The IES Advisory Panels work strategically with IES Staff to determine the need for addressing new lighting topics, and in aligning committees to ensure collaboration between technical committees. The Advisory Panel members act as mentors and collaborators to the committees, guiding them through the process of developing Standards, coordinating efforts between committees, and facilitating communication with IES staff. All technical committees are grouped under these Advisory Panels according to their respective areas of lighting science, practice, and applications. Each Advisory Panel Chair also serves on the IES Standards Committee.
Lighting Science Advisory Panel
Lighting Science Advisory Panel Chair, 2017-2019
Michael Grather is President and CTO of LightLab International Allentown, LLC. Previously, he was he was the President of Luminaire Testing Laboratory, Inc. (LTL) for 12 years. Following the acquisition of LTL by Underwriters Laboratories in 2010, Michael became principal engineer (PDE) for lighting performance testing with UL. Michael is a Past President of the IES Lehigh Valley Chapter and is currently a board member of the Council for Optical and Radiation Measurement (CORM). He has been an IES member for 21 years, is a past chair of the IES Testing Procedures Committee, and now serves as chair of the Photometry of Indoor Luminaires Subcommittee of the IES Testing Procedures Committee. As a career-long member of the photometric testing community, Michael has been dedicated to the use of light measurement methods to help promote quality lighting and energy efficiency. Michael believes that the IES provides a collaborative platform for the development of standards and educational materials for greater industry consensus and understanding.
Ian Ashdown is a consultant with nearly 40 years of experience in electrical engineering, lighting design, research and development, and software engineering. He is an IES Fellow, Senior Scientist for SunTracker Technologies and Lighting Analysts, and President of byHeart Consultants.
Eric Bretschneider has over 25 years of experience developing technology related to high brightness LEDs. He is a noted expert in many fields including: LED package design, phosphors, LED measurement/reliability and IP matters. He holds 30 US patents related to LED technology. Eric is CTO of EB Designs & Technologies and a member of the IES Testing Procedures Committee.
Douglas Steel, PhD is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of NeuroSense. For the past several years he has been working on the development of spectrally-tunable LED lighting arrays, which can be used as an alternative to prescription drugs for the treatment of a number of neurological and psychiatric conditions.
He is also a serial entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded and managed 6 technology start-up companies over the past 17 years in a number of life science areas.
Doug has over 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical drug design and discovery, and research project management and implementation divided between academia and the pharmaceutical industry. He has received training in medical sciences and neuroscience, theoretical and applied biotechnology, integrative neuroscience, and brain-environment interactions. He is the author of over 20 publications in scientific journals and books in the areas of drug design, drug discovery, and marine biochemistry. He has also written over 30 technology articles in the popular press.
Doug was an NIH postdoctoral research fellow in the Neuroscience Program at the University of Utah. He holds a PhD (Biomedical Sciences, Columbia University), an MPhil (Pathology, Columbia), an MS (Psychobiology, U of Florida, and a BA (Biology, Kalamazoo College). He also held pharmaceutical research positions at The Upjohn Company, CIBA-Geigy, and Syntex Pharmaceuticals.
In other ventures, Doug is also the Creative Director of DaVinci’s Workshop Inc., a technology development and product design and prototyping studio. He is responsible for identifying market opportunities, and managing the research and commercial development of new products and applications.
C. Cameron Miller
Cameron Miller is the Optical Radiation Group Leader with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He joined NIST in 1996, to work in the fields of Photometry and Retroreflection and in 2003 was appointed the Photometry Project Leader. His research areas include all aspects of Photometry, Optical Properties of Materials particularly Retroreflection, Measurement Uncertainty and Vision Science applied to lighting. He is also the out-going chair of the IES Testing Procedures Committee.
David Woodward is the Head of Standards and Regulations in the Americas for Philips Lighting Company. He has been with Philips Lighting for over 29 years in a variety of Research and Product Development roles both in the US and Europe including managing the development and introduction of Fluorescent and HID lamps and LED luminaires for indoor applications. David has been an IES member since 1988, was a past Chair of the IES Research Committee and served on the IES Board of Directors from 2010-2012.
Lighting Practice Advisory Panel
Jason Tuenge, LC
Lighting Practice Advisory Panel Chair, 2017-2020
Jason graduated from the University of Colorado in 2000 with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering (lighting emphasis) and a minor in Computer Science. He has been a Lighting Research Engineer at PNNL since 2008, during which time he has worked on a number of U.S. Department of Energy projects addressing technologies ranging from compact fluorescent lamps to solid-state lighting (SSL) products and connected lighting systems. He has managed production of LED technology fact sheets, led development of the Municipal Solid-State Lighting Consortium (MSSLC) Model Specification for LED Roadway Luminaires, developed DOE test procedures, and authored DOE SSL program technical reports on a variety of topics including LED performance and environmental testing, as well as LED price and performance projections. An IES member since 2000, Jason has served on the Technical Review Council and the Technical Documents Advisory Committee. Outside the IES, Jason has contributed to draft standards developed by the ANSI C136 Roadway and Area Lighting Committee, and his ongoing research into Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting systems has led him to engage with the ANSI C137 Lighting Systems Committee and the IEEE P802.3bt Task Force.
Bob Graham, LC, LEED AP BC+D, is currently the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Facility Solutions Group, and also serves as the General Manager of the National Account business unit. As one of the principal owners of Facility Solutions Group he is also strategic to the overall business strategy and vision of FSG. To maintain his commitment to his industry he maintains the following qualifications – LC designation from the NCQLP, and the LEED AP, BD+C from the USGCB.
Bob Karlicek is the Director if of the NSF funded Engineering Research Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) and a professor of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is an expert in in LED design and packaging, LED fixture design, advanced lighting controls, systems integration, and IoT. In 2016, Bob co-facilitated the Transforming Healthcare and Well-Being through Lighting Workshop, which was co-sponsored by the IES and LESA.
Tanya Hernandez is Director of Government & Industry Relations at Acuity Brands, and works on energy regulations, energy codes, and as a liaison to standards development organizations. She holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University, is a registered professional engineer (PE) and is lighting certified (LC) with more than 20 years of experience in the lighting industry.
Jonathan T. Weaver
Jonathan Weaver is a Senior Technical Principal for lighting design at WSP, Inc experienced in the study, design, and construction inspection of lighting and associated control systems. He has provided lighting design and project management services for a wide range of projects such as urban roadways, tunnels, parks, schools, commercial and residential buildings, and has additional experience in architectural design and construction management. Jonathan’s project management experience encompasses planning, coordinating, and directing project and construction scheduling; budgeting; consultant and contractor oversight; and subcontract preparation. A Besal Scholar with a degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas, practicing architect and father. Jonathan currently serves as the Short Tunnel Lighting Task Force Chairman for the IES Roadway Lighting Committee.
Lighting Applications Advisory Panel
Lighting Applications Advisory Panel Chair, 2017-2021
Angela McDonald is an architectural lighting designer with more than 25 years’ experience developing creative, practical, and energy efficient lighting solutions. Her work includes a wide range of award-winning projects for universities, resorts, historic renovation/adaptive re-use, restaurants, corporate offices, retail, museums, and site development. As the Senior Lighting Program Coordinator at Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s (PG&E) Pacific Energy Center, Angela manages educational programs focused on sustainable strategies for improved lighting system performance. Previously, Angela was Vice President and Senior Principal of Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design and Practice Leader in the design of lighting for historic structures. She received her Bachelor’s of Engineering in 1990 from Purdue University, where she became involved in the IES and developed her artistic talents as a Theater Engineering student. Angela has been a member of the IES since 1993 and is also an IALD member, with Certified Lighting Designer (CLD) and Lighting Certified Professional (LC) credentials. Angela has been a reviewer for ASHRAE Standard 189.1, and participated in the development of the City and County of San Francisco Green Building Standards for Multi-Family Residential Projects and Lamp Purchasing Policies.
Randy Burkett is the President and Design Principal of Randy Burkett Lighting Design, Inc. Since he began professional practice, he has been responsible for the lighting of numerous national and international commissions. His diverse portfolio comprises museums, retail malls and stores, corporate headquarters, offices, health care and laboratory facilities, urban parks, site developments and building exteriors. Randy is an active member of the IALD and is a past President and former Board member of the organization. He is an IES Fellow and a member of the IES Dark Adapted Glare Lighting for Outdoor Public Spaces committees. He has authored design and technical articles appearing in publications in over 40 countries. He is a frequent speaker to professional organizations on a variety of lighting design subjects and has served as an instructor at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Maryville University in St. Louis. He is currently a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Washington University’s Graduate School of Architecture.
Don McLean is a founder and senior partner with DMD & Associates Ltd., an electrical/ transportation engineering firm. Don has 38 years of experience in electrical and transportation related engineering with a focus on outdoor lighting applications. Don is an industry leader involved in numerous lighting committees including the IES Roadway Lighting, Sports Lighting, and Port Lighting committees.
Leslie North is the founding principal of Aurora Lighting Design, Inc., an independent lighting consultancy with projects of local, national, and international impact. Her practice entails all aspects of architectural lighting design with special expertise in those with a positive social impact such as corporate, healthcare, education, civic, and sustainable design. Prior to founding Aurora Lighting Design, she was senior lighting designer with OWP/P, Environmental Systems Design, Holabird & Root, and the Smith Group. She received her degree from Penn State in Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in lighting and electrical systems. The innovation and excellence of Ms. North’s work has been recognized with multiple industry awards, publications and speaking engagements. As a member of both IALD and IES, she serves actively on several design and technical committees to both give back and to forwardly shape the industry of lighting design.
Jesse focuses on creating beautiful and functional spaces that are also efficient and cost-effective. Having received his Master’s Degree in Architectural Lighting Design from Parson’s School of Design in 2007, he combines a background of theater and event lighting with building construction in his work designing a wide variety of projects both in the United States and internationally. He is always excited to explore new technologies in lighting and controls as well as the many ways in which daylighting may be utilized to create sustainable designs. He is active in the management of the local IES and IALD chapters, helping promote better lighting through education.