George C. “Bud” Brainard PhD
Dr. George C. Brainard’s academic work has been concerned with the effects of light on biological and behavioral responses of animals and humans for more than 40 years. His research on the effects of light have been supported by grants from NASA, National Institutes of Health, FDA, DOE, and DOD as well as Philips, OSRAM, Panasonic, Toshiba Materials, and other industrial and private sources. He has authored 125 original research articles and over 50 book chapters. He has written/edited 12 books or monographs, including five lighting standards for the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).
Dr. Brainard has been the US Division Six Director for the International Commission on Illumination (USNC/CIE) since 1992, chaired the IES Photobiology Committee for 10 years, and is currently co-chair of the IES Light and Health Committee. Recently, he was named as an IES Fellow in 2019 and subsequently was awarded the IES Gold Medal in 2021.
He has been honored with the Johnson Space Center Director’s Innovation Award (2015), the Research Award from the Professional Lighting Design Convention (2013), and the Research Award for Excellence on Photobiology, Photochemistry, and Photophysics from the American Society for Photobiology (2010).