|By Business Wire||
|June 17, 2014 05:19 PM EDT||
The Board of Directors of Lighting Science® has approved the formation of a Scientific Advisory Board. It will advise the Company’s management, R&D personnel, and Board of Directors on the impact of LED technology on biology, health and well-being, as well as evaluate novel commercial applications of advancements in lighting technologies for use around the globe. The Scientific Advisory Board is chaired by the company’s Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Fred Maxik, and its members include Dr. Smith Johnston, Dr. Alan Greene, Duncan Jackson, Commander David Bacon and Dr. Raymond Wheeler, renowned experts in their respective fields.
The primary goal of the Scientific Advisory Board is to advise on the creation of innovative LED based solutions building upon the latest understanding of human, animal and plant biology. Additionally, it will provide expert insight into the application of current and emerging innovative technologies to scientific and industry needs. This will provide Lighting Science with a competitive edge as it continues to be an innovator in the growing global market for infrastructure lighting by commercializing top-performing, energy-efficient and sustainable products. Lighting Science’s embedded LED streetlamps have begun to address this particular issue, and the panel will help to advise the company on how to expand these kinds of offerings.
“As the leading maker of advanced LED lighting, we felt that it was critically important to have the best minds in their respective fields regularly meet with Lighting Science’s research and development team to enhance our position in the growing field of light as a biological resource,” said Craig Cogut, Chairman of the Board and President of Pegasus, investor in Lighting Science.
“At Lighting Science, we appreciate the Board of Directors' support in assembling an unparalleled group of experts with insight into how light will continue to change our lives as we move from an analog-based technology, dating back more than 100 years, to the digital age where the spectrum of light can enhance quality of life,” said Mr. Maxik. “The Scientific Advisory Board is engaged in exciting discussions on the means by which light can transform and enhance the various industries and sectors represented by each member, which impacts virtually every human on the planet.”
Dr. Smith Johnston, MD is a medical officer and expert in Aerospace Preventative Medicine based at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, where he is the Medical Director of the Aerospace and Occupational Medicine Clinics and the Lead Physician of the Wellness and Human Performance Program. Dr. Johnston works with a team of researchers and operations personnel at the JSC Mission Control Center involved in the outfitting of the International Space Station with a new lighting system that is biologically-sensitive.
Dr. Alan Greene, MD is a leading authority and spokesperson on child health and wellness and a leading voice in health innovation as well as a renowned pediatrician and author. Dr. Greene has been recognized by the Consumer’s Research Council as “One of America’s Top Pediatricians” for the last eight years, by Advance for Health Information Executives as one of the “Top 15 Most Influential Forces in Healthcare IT,” by Healthy Child Healthy World with the 2011 Prevention Award, and was named “The Children's Health Hero of the Internet” by Intel.
Duncan Jackson is a partner of Billings Jackson Design, which he founded with Eoin Billings in 1992. The firm specializes in industrial design for the built environment, including the detailed development of complex urban infrastructure projects and product designs for international manufacturers. Mr. Jackson uses his strategic skills and broad construction industry experience to bring design and manufacture closer together in the development of products and systems for the built environment.
Dr. David Bacon is a U.S. Naval Officer with 15 years of active duty and more than 17 years of infectious disease research to his credit. His research area of interest has focused on pathogenic mechanisms of disease, malaria vaccine development and field studies in the Amazon basin region of South America investigating in vivo drug efficacy and surveillance for drug resistance in malaria and has participated in workshops funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) and was part of the Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN).
Dr. Raymond Wheeler is a plant physiologist who has worked in controlled environment research with plants for over 30 years. This includes studies at Utah State University, the University of Wisconsin's Biotron facility, with Bionetics Corporation at Hangar L on the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and currently at the Kennedy Space Center. Dr. Wheeler’s research has focused largely on the production of food crops in controlled environments, the use of hydroponic techniques, plant responses to elevated CO2, and plant responses to lighting, including light intensity, photoperiod and spectral quality. He is the author or co-author of more than 220 scientific papers and book chapters and holds or has held adjunct faculty appointments at FIT, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, Cornell University, University of Arizona, and Utah State University.
About Lighting Science
Lighting Science (OTCQB:LSCG) is a global leader in lighting solutions that are environmentally-friendlier and more energy-efficient than traditional lighting products. Lighting Science is committed to UNLEASH THE SCIENCE OF LIGHT TO MAKE PEOPLE AND OUR PLANET LOOK, FEEL AND HEAL BETTER with award-winning, innovative LED lamps and lighting fixtures. Find out more at www.lsgc.com or www.definitydigital.com and join us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and the Lighting Science Blog.
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