Scientific Consultancy Board


Dr. Y. Meesters, Chair

Dr. Meesters is clinical psychologist and psychotherapist at the University Medical Centre Groningen. He got his PhD in 1995 on the subject of lighttherapy for the treatment of winter depression (SAD). He is also member of the board of the Society for LightTreatment and Biological Rhythms SLTBR

Dr. L. Schlangen

Luc Schlangen got his PhD at Wageningen University, a university that specialises in life sciences. He worked for more than 10 years as researcher and project leader at the Philips Research Laboratory in Eindhoven. At this moment he is Senior Principal Scientist Light&Health at Philips Research. He is the Dutch representative for the photobiology and photochemics Division 6 of CIE (Commission International de l'Eclairage) and member of the light and health committee of the Dutch Lighting Association

Dr. M.C.M. Gordijn

Marijke Gordijn has studied Biology at the University of Groningen, specializing in chronobiology. She finished her PhD at the Faculty of Medicine and worked for 25 years as a postdoc and a senior researcher at the Department of Psychiatry at the University Medical Center Groningen and the Department of Chronobiology of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the same university. In 2012, she started her business Chrono@Work focused on translating the knowledge of chronobiology, sleep and the role of light to society. Marijke is co-founder of the Chrono Therapy Network Netherlands and is regularly asked in committees of the Health council of the Netherlands.

Dr. Ir. M.B.C. Aries

Myriam Aries works as an assistant professor in lighting engineering at the Technical University of Eindhoven in the group Building Physics and Systems. She has expertise in the field of daylight application, visual comfort, and human light and health demands in offices.

Dr. Ir. K. Smolders

Karin C. H. J. Smolders works as assistant professor at the Human-Technology group at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). She has a MSc in Human-Technology interaction and received her PhD in Lighting research and Environmental psychology in 2013. After her PhD project, Karin worked as postdoctoral researcher at the Chronobiology group in Groningen (RuG) and as lecturer at the Human-Technology Interaction group and ILI in Eindhoven (TU/e). In current and past work, she investigates the effect of light on alertness, vitality and performance in everyday life situations. In addition, she explores inter- and intra-individual differences in sensitivity to lighting effects and preferences for light settings. Karin has published several articles on the effect of light on human daytime functioning.

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