Kevin Houser

Kevin Houser obtained a Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering from Penn State University in 1997, where he specialized in applied illuminating engineering. Today, he is a Professor at Oregon State University with a joint appointment at the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He is the former editor-in-chief of LEUKOS, the journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of North America and co-founder of Lyralux, Inc. He has published more than 125 publications about lighting in the built environment. His papers have been awarded the CIBSE Leon Gaster and Walsh Weston Awards and the IES Taylor Technical Talent Award three times. He is a Fellow of IES and a recipient of the IES Presidential Award. His work focuses on human perceptual and biological responses to light in a context that balances human needs with planetary health.


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