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Jessica Collier

Jessica Collier

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Portland Office
Portland, OR 97204
(509) 375-2632


Jessica joined the Advanced Lighting team at PNNL in March 2019 as a Post Masters Research Associate. Prior to joining PNNL, Jessica worked as a lighting designer in New York while receiving her Masters from Parsons, The New School. Her Masters Thesis “Perception of Metrics: The Intersection of Color Characteristics and Quality” examined the relationship between LED light source performance metrics and subsequent human perception. Jessica is working to develop a database that can aid consumers in the selection of a light source by correlating lighting metrics to familiar language. Her current research is focused on emerging SSL technologies, their associated metrics and suitable applications.


Research Interests

  • SSL Product Development and Evaluation
  • Emerging Lighting Metrics
  • Lighting Standards Development
  • Light Quality and Human Perception

Education and Credentials

  • MFA, Lighting Design, Parsons, The New School
  • B.Arch, Civil Engineering minor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Lighting Certified (LC)

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • IES Emerging Professional

Awards and Recognitions

  • Finalist PLDC "The Challenge", 2019
  • Recipient of IESNYC Thesis Prize, 2018

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas