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Rashmi Raj
Senior Electrical Engineer, Northeast Innovation Center
IAB Chair

Wouter Soer
Sr. Manager, R&D Illuminations Systems
IAB Vice-Chair

Sajol Gashol
Vice President, Strategic Development

Mr. Ghoshal is currently leading the effort to develop next generation lighting systems that can autonomously respond to environmental changes to adapt their intensity and color to enable energy savings and le natural lighting for better health and comfort. He has 26 years of experience, holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and is the author of over 20 patents.
Prior to joining AMS-TAOS, he co-founded Akros Silicon, a unique innovative company focused on delivering system-level green power solutions at the edge of the network through the integration of digital power and Ethernet connectivity. Prior to that, Mr. Ghoshal was COO at Calpont Corp., a development-stage company specializing in high performance hardware database systems, where he was responsible for engineering, operations, worldwide sales, product marketing and applications support. Before Calpont, he was VP of Engineering at Agere Inc. Mr. Ghoshal started his career working for Intel.

Jon Olsen
Lighting Research Technical Director

Dennis Bradley
Technology Manager, New Technology Introduction

Dennis S. Bradley is responsible for development of energy-efficient intelligent LED products. A 19-year veteran of the lighting industry, Dennis is a member of IES, a member of the NEMA Solid State Lighting committee and formerly Vice Chair of the ANSI C78WG9 for Solid State Light sources. He is GE’s representative on the Next Generation Lighting Alliance and the Lighting Research Center’s ASSIST program. He has been an advisor to the DOE on the SSL multiyear roadmap and actively contributed to the DOE reliability working group documents. He is a certified Master Black Belt in Design for Six Sigma and a GE-certified Systems Expert, Reliability & Design Practitioner. Dennis earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in physics from The University of Akron. Prior to attending university, he served on active duty in the United States Air Force.

Chris Bohler
Director of Innovation

Mr. Anthony Liu is the Project Manager at Epistar.
He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from National Taiwan University, and a Postdoc. from Melville Labratory (P-LED) at University of Cambridge.

Ashok Shah
General Manager, Epistar NA

Mr. Anthony Liu is the Project Manager at Epistar.
He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from National Taiwan University, and a Postdoc. from Melville Labratory (P-LED) at University of Cambridge.

Aung Thet Tu
Product & Line Segment Director

Philippe Bouchilloux
Director, Custom Applications

Zdenko Grajcar
CEO

Kailash Mishra
Head, Technology Scouting

In his role at OSRAM, Karl works with emerging technologies, partnerships and approaches in the technological “white spaces” of the solid state lighting business to discover and advance new and innovative lighting and lighting system technologies. Karl has over 19 years experience in clean energy technology. Prior to joining OSRAM, he directed industry cluster development and investments for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. He also founded a startup technology company and has worked in innovative energy technologies with Arthur D. Little, the Yankee Group and Honeywell. Karl was an officer in the US Air Force and holds an a BS in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Babson College.

Dagnachew Birru
Department Head, Lighting Solutions and Services

Dagnachew Birru, PhD, is currently Sr. Director and Department Head of the Lighting Research Dept, Philips Research, NA. Dagnachew has been working for Philips for about 21 years. During this time, he started, led and grew several projects and research areas. Since 1998 working at Philips Research NA, he started and led various projects on several research topics. Recently, he started and led research projects related to advanced lighting controls, integrated energy management and control for buildings, fault detection and diagnostics and advanced analytics for lighting controls and services. His efforts have led to DoD and DoE granted project. Prior to this, he started and led projects related to high-data rate wireless personal area networks(60GHz, Ulta-Wide Band), multi-standard channel decoder architectures and algorithms for digital TV transmission and reception. He contributed to wireless standardization bodies such as 802.15.3c, Ecma, 802.22, WiMedia and US Digital TV Standards. From 1992 to 1998, he was a Research Scientist at Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, The Netherlands working the successful DSP core architectures and new sigma-delta modulation techniques and algorithms. He is the author and coauthor of several papers, over 60 patent applications and 32 issued patents.

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Zhenyuan Wang
R&D Manager

Ravi Bhatkal
VP Energy Technologies

Ravi Bhatkal serves as Vice President, Energy Technologies, at Cookson Electronics, where he has responsibility for new business creation in the Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency value chains, including identification and evaluation of new opportunities and generation of a pipeline of short, medium and long term profitable revenue for Cookson Electronics. Previously, Ravi served as VP and General Manager of the global Engineered Products business and led Global OEM Marketing, Strategic Planning, and the corporate New Business Development initiatives at Cookson Electronics. Ravi has a B.E. Mechanical Engineering from The College of Engineering, Pune. Subsequently, Ravi received his M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Vanderbilt University and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering and M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Ravi currently serves as Technical Committee Member of iNEMI (International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, a global electronics industry consortium with cumulative corporate member revenue of ~$450 billion), and co-chairs iNEMI industry roadmaps for Photovoltaics, Solid State Lighting, Energy Storage and Power Conversion and Environmentally Conscious Electronic Materials. He has also served on the Editorial Board of Advanced Materials and Processes Magazine.

Martin Moore-Ede
Chairman & CEO

For 30 years, Dr. Martin Moore-Ede has been a leading expert on managing the risks of human fatigue in transportation and industrial businesses that operate 24/7. After experiencing the challenges of fatigue as a surgeon-in-training required to work 36-hour shifts, Dr. Moore-Ede was one of the first to define the challenges of living, working and sleeping in a 24 hour a day, 7-day a week world. As a professor at Harvard Medical School (1975 – 1998), he led the team that located the biological clock in the human brain that controls the timing of sleep and wake, and pioneered research on how the human body can safely adapt to working around the clock and sustain optimum physical and mental performance.

In 1983 Dr. Moore-Ede founded Circadian Technologies, Inc. (www.circadian.com), a research and consulting firm dedicated to reducing the costs and liabilities of managing a 24/7 workforce.

Dr. Moore-Ede holds multiple patents on tools for assessing and mitigating fatigue risk, has served on multiple national and international committees, and has received numerous awards including the Bowditch Lectureship of the American Physiological Society.

Doug Jacobson
Vertical Market Manager, Lighting & Energy Management

Fred Maxik
CTO

Mikko Hakkarainen
Director

Satish Agarwal
CTO

Prior to joining Performance Indicator in January 2004, Dr. Agrawal was an Imaging Consultant and had previously founded and eventually sold SiPix Imaging, Inc. Dr. Agrawal spent approximately 30 years at Polaroid as their Group Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. At Polaroid, Dr. Agrawal’s activities embraced the entire spectrum of product development activity from formulation of business strategy, to development, manufacturing, and product launch for all of Polaroid’s businesses and regions. At Polaroid, Dr. Agrawal managed an R&D budget in excess of $250 million and an R&D team of 2,000 people comprising 150 Ph.D.’s. He coordinates all aspects of Performance Indicator’s technology development activities.

Jeff Langevin
VP and GM, Lighting & Display Technologies

Jianzhong Jiao
Consultant

Steve Paolini
President

Mikhail Sagal
President

Mikhail Sagal, President and CTO of Thermal Solution Resources, LLC, has been at the forefront in the engineering and application of thermally conductive plastics. Over the past 14 years he has developed and commercialized thermally conductive plastics with companies worldwide and is currently focused on LED performance, designs and manufacturing processes.
An inventor with 28 issued patents, Mr. Sagal has been an invited speaker at industry conferences and seminars. He is a graduate of Boston University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Thermal Solution Resources, LLC, is a leading research, design and engineering company specializing in advanced LED lighting products, design technology and manufacturing solutions.

Masaaki Ikehara
Engineer, Technology Development

Bonnie Littman
President

Martin Siegel
Technology Director

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Albuquerque, NM

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Boston, MA

The BU Photonics Center

Troy, NY

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