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Andrea Wilkerson

Andrea Wilkerson

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Portland Office
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 417-7562


Andrea joined the Advanced Lighting Team at PNNL as a Lighting Engineer in 2013. Prior to joining PNNL Andrea participated in a variety of research at the University of Nebraska and Penn State University including: residential real-time energy monitoring, energy modeling, non-visual effects of optical radiation, and psychophysical response to spectra. Her dissertation, Reallocation of Narrow Bands of Spectral Energy: Effect on Brightness Perception and Color Preference, focused on the modification of the spectral power distribution of a source to enhance the perception of brightness and preference. Andrea is currently focused on the demonstration and evaluation of emerging lighting technologies, supporting the DOE solid-state lighting program.

Research Interests

  • Lighting Efficiency and Quality
  • Lighting Metrics
  • Human Factors
  • Lighting Education

Education and Credentials

  • B.S. and M.A.E. in Architectural Engineering, University of Nebraska
  • Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering, Penn State University

PNNL Publications


  • Wilkerson A., A. Donohue, and R.G. Davis. 2015. "Designing for the Active Classroom." Lighting Design plus Application (February 2015). PNNL-SA-107285.

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas