TEAM

Lighten people

STEEN PEDERSEN

Head of Development, Lighten

 

The Head of Development at LIGHTEN, Steen Pedersen is an engineer and also holds a degree in business administration from the Copenhagen Business School. Steen is a passionate developer who never takes no for an answer. He is the man behind our ideas and is unstoppable. Time has learned him that nothing comes cheap, but if you can dream it, you can do it.

 

Contact Information:

www.lighten.dk

FIN G. LAURSEN

Co-founder, Lighten

 

Fin Laursen has a business background and has been employed in international sales and marketing functions. Fin is Lighten's man behind the “machine” making sure it runs smoothly and towards the set goal. With his many years of experience starting up and managing sound businesses, we have trusted him with the most important tasks and sleep well at night.

 

Contact Information:

www.lighten.dk

Moto Muto People

ALLAN PEDERSEN

General Manager, Moto Muto

 

Has for many years been heavily involved in developing cutting edge technology and has in previous roles been a key driver in the innovative technology and product development.

As innovation manager and as business development manager in the LED field, he has a proven track record with products success.

Allan has applied for and holds several patents in the fields of controls and solid-state lighting.

 

Contact information:

www.motomuto.com

DENNIS PEDERSEN

R&D Manager, Moto Muto

 

Is a highly skilled and versatile engineer in the field of embedded hardware and software.

Having been involved in a variety of development projects, Dennis is experienced in all the aspects of electronics developing: from the first ideas to manufacturing.

Previous experience includes embedded Linux development, industrial control applications and user interfaces.

 

Contact information:

www.motomuto.com

 

TU/e people

Prof.Dr.Ir. YVONNE DE KORT

Full professor Human Technology Interaction, TU/e

Program manager Sound Lighting, Intelligent Lighting Institute

PILCS Project coordinator for TU/e

 

Professor of environmental psychology in the research group Human-Technology Interaction at Eindhoven University of Technology.  The core of Yvonne’s research is in the effects of light and natural views on human functioning. This encompasses a variety of effects, including mood and wellbeing, vitality, attention and performance, health and social behavior. It is a complex field, built on insights from lighting technology, perception studies, social and environmental psychology, biology and neuroscience.

Yvonne’s ambition centers on the translation of fundamental research insights in human responses to light into implications for the design of environments, lighting scenarios, and lighting technologies. Around this theme Yvonne has established her own research program within HTI. Yvonne is also the manager of the Sound Lighting program line of the Intelligent Lighting Institute (ILI) employing some 20 PhD students. Yvonne’s research has resulted in over 175 publications, including refereed journal articles, books, book chapters and edited volumes, and refereed conference papers. Website: http://www.yvonnedekort.nl

 

Contact information:

Human-Technology Interaction, School of Innovation Sciences

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

PO Box 513 Eindhoven 5600 MB The Netherlands

Phone +31 40 2472889

y.a.w.d.kort@tue.nl

www.yvonnedekort.nl

Dr.Ir. KARIN SMOLDERS

Assistant professor Human-Technology Interaction, TU/e

PILCS Coordinator of field test

 

Karin received her PhD for her studies on the effects of light on alertness, vitality, mood, performance, and physiological arousal.  She then worked as a postdoc in the chronobiology group at the RuG on the European SSL-erate project, which aims to accelerate Solid state Lighting (SSL) innovation for Europe. In her current position as assistant professor at the TU/e, Karin performed and analyzed a series of field studies, which also included cognitive performance measures and explored inter-individual differences as a function of chronotype. Karin was a member of the organization committee of all three conferences in the Experiencing Light series (2009 (treasurer), 2012, 2014) and s a member of the ‘scientific advisory board of Stichting Onderzoek Licht en Gezondheid (SOLG: Dutch foundation for Research on Light and health).

 

Contact information:

Human-Technology Interaction, School of Innovation Sciences

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

PO Box 513 Eindhoven 5600 MB The Netherlands

Phone +31 40 2472889

k.c.h.j.smolders@tue.nl

Drs. Ir. RENSKE DE BRUIJN

PILCS Researcher, TU/e

 

Renske received a Master’s degree in psychology at Radboud University Nijmegen (RUN) as well as a Master’s degree in Human Technology Interaction at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). She has worked as a researcher in several projects concerning attitude change, 3D teleconferencing systems and subjective sleep quality at RUN, TU/e and Philips Research. In her current position as a researcher at the TU/e, Renske works on the PILCS project.

 

Contact information:

Human-Technology Interaction, School of Innovation Sciences

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

PO Box 513 Eindhoven 5600 MB The Netherlands

hti@tue.nl

Phone +31 40 2472889

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