David L. DiLaura


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    David DiLaura is Senior Instructor in Illuminating Engineering and Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at the Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department of the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his B.S. (1970) in Physics from Wayne State University, and has taught illumination engineering at the University of Colorado since  1973. He founded Lighting Technologies (Boulder, CO) in 1981, where he developed Lumen- Micro, the first radiosity-based rendering program for architectural lighting design and  visualization. His contributions to the field of illumination engineering include Technical Advising Editor for Lighting Design magazine and Illuminating Engineering Editor for the IESNA Lighting Handbook of the Illuminating Engineering Society, Eighth Edition, 1993. He has published 8 academic papers on radiant flux transfer (radiosity) theory. David holds a U.S. patent for a visual task luminance and contrast meter and has received numerous awards, including the Illuminating Engineering Society Gold Medal for “outstanding technical contributions to the field of lighting engineering.” He is a Senior Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers, a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, United States Delegate to the International Lighting Commission (CIE), and Director of the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions. His 1-4  research interests include radiative transfer theory, architectural lighting design, luminaire design and daylighting models.  


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