Archive for the ‘People’ Category

Lumileds’ George Craford Recognized for Major Contributions to LED Lighting

George Craford, Lumileds Solid State Lighting Fellow, was recently awarded the IEEE Edison Medal for “a lifetime of pioneering contributions to the development and commercialization of visible LED materials and devices.” Craford’s career spans from the early days when LEDs were first developed to delivery of high brightness LEDs suitable for commercial use in a […]

NAILD Introduces Lighting’s Forces Under 40

The National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) has named six young industry leaders as its 2017 “Forces Under 40”: • Ira Greenberg, CEO of Keystone Technologies in North Wales, Pennsylvania, has overseen the emergence of Keystone Technologies as a leading competitor among lighting component manufacturers. His accomplishments include increasing sales more than 50-fold, expanding […]

RPI Names Mariana Figueiro New Director of Lighting Research Center

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has named Professor Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D., as director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC), after serving as the center’s acting director over the past year. Figueiro is assuming the directorship after Professor Mark Rea, who has served as LRC director since 1988. Professor Rea will continue as professor of architecture and […]

Cheryl English Assumes Presidency of the IES (2017-2018)

Cheryl English has assumed the office of President of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), succeeding Shirley Coyle. Cheryl English has been a member of the IES for 35 years. She has worked for Acuity Brands in a number of positions including application design, testing, education and marketing, culminating in her current position as Vice President, […]

LUX Names Russell Foster 2016 Person of the Year

UK-based lighting publication LUX is becoming a must-read magazine for me along with LD+A. The magazine recently awarded 2016 Person of the Year to Professor Russell Foster. Foster’s team at Oxford University discovered the eye’s third type of photosensitive cell, which connects to the circadian system. This discovery created the possibility of practical circadian lighting. […]

Dawn De Grazio Appointed Technical Editor at IES

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) recently appointed Dawn De Grazio as Technical Editor, effective October 3. This newly created staff position will assist technical committees and IES Staff with editing IES standards, documents, and articles for accuracy and consistency. The position requires a high level of lighting technical knowledge and the ability […]

Mariana Figueiro Named Acting Director of LRC

Mark Rea, Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has taken an academic sabbatical for the upcoming fiscal year. During this time, Dr. Rea will focus on developing two new LRC initiatives: the Glenn W. Bailey Memorial Fellowship, which supports activities that integrate the business of lighting into the education of […]

Shirley Coyle Assumes Presidency of the IES

Shirley Coyle, LC has assumed the office of President of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). Coyle is President of Cree Canada, a business unit of Cree, Inc. During her career, she has worked for several international lighting companies and has been Lighting Certified since 2000. Coyle has been a member of the IES for 31 […]

Masters of Light Webcast Series

The UK’s LIGHTING Magazine recently completed a series of live webcasts, “Masters of Light.” In this series, lighting designers, artists and architects talk about their work, methods and philosophy in one-hour retrospectives hosted by the magazine’s editors. Sign up here to check out the archived episodes.

Tom Butters Named IES Director of Education

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has appointed Tom Butters as the new IES Director of Education, effective August 1, 2016. This new position was established to address the growing need for continuing education courses in the lighting industry and the expanding role of education within IES for the benefit of its members. Butters will oversee […]