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Benjamin Feagin

Benjamin Feagin

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Portland Office
Portland, OR 97204
(509) 375-6397


Mr. Feagin joined PNNL in 2018 as a Systems Engineer following sixteen years in the lighting industry and a Master's in Built Ecology where he studied lighting, air quality, and carbon sequestration. Prior to PNNL, Mr. Feagin has held positions as a Custom Lighting & Controls Engineer for a high-profile design/build lighting firm, Lighting Design Practice Leader for an international architecture and engineering firm, and Director of Business Technology for a Lighting Manufacture. He has also invented award-winning Internet of Things (IoT) sensor networks during his graduate studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). His current research efforts, supported by the Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting program, are focused on the technology evaluation of sensors, controls, and integration. To facilitate novel research, Mr. Feagin also delivers new inventions that involve mechanical, electrical, and software design parameters.

Research Interests

  • Lighting and Lighting Control Systems.
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • DC Microgrids
  • Life Support Systems (Buildings and Off-World Colonies)

Education and Credentials

  • Master of Science (MS), Architectural Science - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Theater Design & Production - University of British Columbia
  • Lighting Certified (LC)

PNNL Publications


Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas