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Lia Irvin

Lia Irvin

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Portland Office
Portland, OR 97204
(971) 940-7101


Ms. Irvin joined PNNL in 2017 as an intern on the Solid State Lighting Advanced Research & Development Program. She was promoted to a Post Bachelors Research Associate in 2018.

She has been supporting the development of PNNL's Sky Glow evaluation tool, solid state lighting glare studies, circadian metric simulation, lighting flicker evaluations, and lighting quality and control evaluations in schools and hospitals.

Research Interests

  • Python Programming
  • Excel
  • Lighting Evaluation & Simulation

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Physics, University of St. Andrews

PNNL Publications


  • Miller N.J., and L.C. Irvin. 2024. "What the Flicker is going on here? Temporal Light Modulation in Automotive Lighting." In SAE World Congress Exhibition (WCX 2024), April 16-18, 2024, Detroit, MI, Technical Paper No. 2024-01-2462. Warrendale, Pennsylvania:SAE International. PNNL-SA-192198. doi:10.4271/2024-01-2462


  • Wilkerson A., S.F. Safranek, L.C. Irvin, and L. Tredinnick. 2023. "Lighting System Control Data to Improve Design and Operation: Tunable lighting system data from NICU patient rooms." LEUKOS - The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America 19, no. 1:94-109. PNNL-SA-167201. doi:10.1080/15502724.2022.2059669


  • Safranek S.F., A. Wilkerson, L.C. Irvin, and C. Casey. 2021. "Using advanced lighting systems to understand opportunities for energy optimization: control data from a hospital NICU." Energy and Buildings 251. PNNL-SA-161114. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2021.111357

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas