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Robert Davis

Robert Davis

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Portland Office
620 SW FIFTH AVE, SUITE #810
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 417-7572

Biography

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.

Research Interests

  • Lighting energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Human factors in lighting and lighting quality
  • New technologies for lighting

Education and Credentials

  • BS and MS in Architectural Engineering, Penn State University
  • PhD in Cognitive Psychology, University of Colorado
  • Fellow, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

PNNL Publications

2017

  • Perrin T.E., R.G. Davis, and A.M. Wilkerson. 2017. Long-Term Evaluation of SSL Field Performance in Select Interior Projects. PNNL-26145. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Royer M.P., A.M. Wilkerson, M. Wei, K.W. Houser, and R.G. Davis. 2017. "Human perceptions of colour rendition vary with average fidelity, average gamut, and gamut shape." Lighting Research and Technology 49, no. 8:966-991. PNNL-SA-116963. doi:10.1177/1477153516663615

2016

  • Davis R.G., A.M. Wilkerson, C. Samla, and D. Bisbee. 2016. Tuning the light in senior care. PNNL-25680. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Wilkerson A.M., G.P. Sullivan, and R.G. Davis. 2016. Yuma Border Patrol Area Lighting Retrofit LED System Performance in a Trial Installation - Two Years Later. PNNL-25356. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2015

  • Davis R.G., A.L. Murphy, and T.E. Perrin. 2015. Evaluation of an LED Retrofit Project at Princeton University's Carl Icahn Laboratory. PNNL-24526. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Davis R.G., and A.M. Wilkerson. 2015. Philadelphia International Airport Apron Lighting: LED System Performance in a Trial Installation. PNNL-24816. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Davis R.G., W. Evans, A.T. Murphy, and T.E. Perrin. 2015. Exterior LED Lighting Projects at Princeton University. PNNL-24503. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Wilkerson A.M., A. Donohue, and R.G. Davis. 2015. "Designing for the Active Classroom." Lighting Design plus Application. PNNL-SA-107285.
  • Wilkerson A.M., and R.G. Davis. 2015. LED System Performance in a Trial Installation - One Year Later: Yuma border patrol, Yuma, Arizona. PNNL-24253. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2014

  • Davis R.G., and T.E. Perrin. 2014. Downlight Demonstration Program: Hilton Columbus Downtown. PNNL-23310. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Kinzey B.R., and R.G. Davis. 2014. Long-term Testing Results for the 2008 Installation of LED Luminaires at the I-35 West Bridge in Minneapolis. PNNL-23702. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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