Mentor at TU Berlin (Technical University of Berlin)
- Country of residence
Kai works in the field of non-image forming effects on humans at the Chair of Lighting Technology, TU Berlin. He studied Electrical Engineering with a specialization in lighting technology and photovoltaics at the TU Berlin and Università degli Studi di Salerno (Italy). At the Berliner Energieagentur he worked on the European project Energy Saving Outdoor Lighting (ESOLi). Currently he is working as research assistant at the TU Berlin Chair of Lighting Technology in a third party funded project on NIF effects. His doctoral thesis deals with the impact of directionality of light on non-image forming effects. He holds a lectureship for lighting technology at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (University of Applied Sciences) and teaches interior lighting: technology & regulations as part of the German Society of Lighting Technology (LiTG) seminar ‘certified lighting expert’. Kai is an active member of the CIE-ISO Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 14 / JWG 4 „Integrative Lighting“, the national committee ‘Effect of light on human beings’ (NA 058-00-27 AA) at the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) and of the indoor lighting expert group (EFI) of the German Society of Lighting Technology (LiTG).
Role in the project
Within the LightCAP project, we will investigate the impact of light directionality, considering spectral characteristics of the light, on perception and performance aspects, such as room appearance, visual comfort, cognition and attention.