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Andrea Wilkerson

Andrea Wilkerson

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Andrea joined the Advanced Lighting Team at PNNL as a Lighting Engineer in 2013. Prior to joining PNNL Andrea participated in a variety of research at the University of Nebraska and Penn State University including: residential real-time energy monitoring, energy modeling, non-visual effects of optical radiation, and psychophysical response to spectra. Her dissertation, Reallocation of Narrow Bands of Spectral Energy: Effect on Brightness Perception and Color Preference, focused on the modification of the spectral power distribution of a source to enhance the perception of brightness and preference. Andrea is currently focused on the demonstration and evaluation of emerging lighting technologies, supporting the DOE solid-state lighting program.

Research Interests

  • Lighting Efficiency and Quality
  • Lighting Metrics
  • Human Factors
  • Lighting Education

Education and Credentials

  • B.S. and M.A.E. in Architectural Engineering, University of Nebraska
  • Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering, Penn State University

PNNL Publications


  • Perrin T.E., R.G. Davis, and A.M. Wilkerson. 2017. Long-Term Evaluation of SSL Field Performance in Select Interior Projects. PNNL-26145. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Long-Term Evaluation of SSL Field Performance in Select Interior Projects
  • Royer M.P., A.M. Wilkerson, M. Wei, K.W. Houser, and R.G. Davis. 2017. "Human perceptions of colour rendition vary with average fidelity, average gamut, and gamut shape." Lighting Research and Technology 49, no. 8:966-991. PNNL-SA-116963. doi:10.1177/1477153516663615




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