Senior Staff Lighting Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Bob joined PNNL in 2013 as Senior Staff Lighting Engineer. Before joining PNNL, Bob’s career in lighting included experience with a large publicly-owned lamp manufacturer and most recently with an employee-owned luminaire manufacturer, where he led the new product development, engineering, and marketing teams. He has also taught and conducted research in lighting as a faculty member at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center and in the Architectural Engineering program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His education in engineering and cognitive psychology provides a foundation for considering both the technical and human impacts of architectural lighting. He is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, a recipient of the New York State Governor’s Award for Energy Excellence, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education.
Lighting in U.S health care facilities accounts for forty-three percent of electricity use, leading many managers to incorporate LED lighting in their energy efficiency programs. However, few are fully leveraging this technology to benefit patients, families, and staff. Features such as directionality, dimming, zoning, and color changing can improve experiences in health care facilities for […]