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John D. Bullough, Ph.D.
Director, Transportation
and Safety Lighting Programs
Course Instructor

M.S., lighting, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., multidisciplinary Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Research interests:
Transportation safety, visual performance, color vision, glare, human factors.

Manages the LRC’s transportation lighting and safety program and teaches in Rensselaer’s graduate programs in lighting and architectural sciences. Conducts research on mesopic vision, discomfort glare, brightness perception, flicker and stroboscopic effects, light pollution, vehicle and roadway lighting, and signal lighting.

Professional memberships:
Illuminating Engineering Society (Fellow), Council for Optical Radiation Measurements (Board of Directors), Society of Automotive Engineers, International Municipal Signal Association, Commission Internationale de l'Éclairage, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies Committee on Visibility (Chairman).

New York State Governor's Award for Energy Excellence, 1994.
Walsh-Weston Award, Society for Light and Lighting, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011.
Ronald K. Mengel Award, National Fire Protection Association, 2012.

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