Dr. Mark S. Rea
Director at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
SPIE Involvement:
Author | Editor
Area of Expertise:
Visual system , Circadian system , Color , Photometry , Illuminating engineering
Profile Summary

Mark S. Rea, Ph.D., is Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) and Professor of Architecture and Cognitive Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Rea has served as Director since the LRC was established in 1988. He teaches courses in leadership and in visual and circadian processes, and supervises graduate students at M.S. and Ph.D. levels. Rea is well known for his research in circadian photobiology, mesopic vision, psychological responses to light, lighting engineering, and visual performance. He is the author of more than 250 scientific and technical articles related to vision, lighting engineering, and human factors and was the editor-in-chief of the 8th and 9th editions of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) Lighting Handbook. Rea has been elected Fellow of the Society of Light and Lighting (UK) and of the IESNA. In addition, he is recipient of the IESNA Medal. Rea has also been honored with the William H. Wiley Distinguished Faculty Award for those who have won the respect of the faculty at Rensselaer through excellence in teaching, productive research, and interest in the totality of the educational process.
Publications (9)

SPIE Press Book | 17 December 2012
KEYWORDS: Light sources and illumination, Light sources, Luminous efficiency, Visualization, Light, Lamps, Photometry, Control systems, Light emitting diodes

SPIE Journal Paper | 1 June 2011
JBO Vol. 16 Issue 06
KEYWORDS: Transmittance, Light emitting diodes, Skin, Absorption, Reflectivity, Absorbance, Scattering, Eye models, Visible radiation, Light

Proceedings Article | 9 February 2011
Proc. SPIE. 7954, Light-Emitting Diodes: Materials, Devices, and Applications for Solid State Lighting XV
KEYWORDS: Light sources, Oscillators, Clocks, Data modeling, Visualization, Solid state lighting, Retina, Optical testing, Light sources and illumination, Correlation function

Proceedings Article | 2 September 2010
Proc. SPIE. 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010
KEYWORDS: Energy efficiency, Light sources, Light emitting diodes, LED lighting, Solid state lighting, Lamps, Reflectivity, Light sources and illumination, Standards development, Light

Proceedings Article | 24 August 2010
Proc. SPIE. 7784, Tenth International Conference on Solid State Lighting
KEYWORDS: Light sources, Light emitting diodes, LED lighting, Visualization, Metals, Light sources and illumination, Radium, Solid state electronics, Luminous efficacy, Light

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