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Felipe Leon

Felipe Leon

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Felipe Leon joined PNNL in 2014 as a lighting engineer. As part of the Appliance and Commercial Equipment Standards (ACES) program, Felipe has led a multi-disciplinary team through the notice of proposed rulemaking and final rule phases of the Commercial Packaged Boiler (CPB) energy conservation standard (ECS) rulemaking. He also supports the Fluorescent Ballast (FLB) ECS rulemaking. In support of the Advanced Lighting team, Felipe leads supporter outreach and engagement for the Interior Lighting Campaign and provides analytical support of participant entries for award determination. Using his background with organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology for lighting, he also collaborated with the Advanced Lighting team's OLED CALiPER studies. Felipe is currently in the second year of the Scientist and Engineer Development Program (SEDP) at PNNL. Prior to joining PNNL, Felipe worked at Eastman Kodak's research labs. While at Kodak, he worked with OLED technology for display and lighting applications. Felipe then joined Moser Baer Technologies as its Product Manager. In this role, he obtained voice-of-the-customer input to develop product requirements for OLED and LED lighting products, developed proof-of-concept prototypes, and led design and manufacturing teams in creation of a finished product (PAR30 lamp).

Research Interests

  • Solid State Lighting Technology
  • Building and Lighting Controls
  • Building Energy Codes and Standards Development
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning
  • Project Management

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Florida International University
  • National Official - Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society

PNNL Publications


  • Miller N.J., and F.A. Leon. 2019. "Fighting Flicker." LD+A Magazine 49, no. 2:16-20. PNNL-SA-140257.

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas