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Evert van Loenen is a Full Professor and Chair of Smart Lighting in the Department of the Built Environment of the Technical University Eindhoven (TU/e). His fields of expertise include building technology, atomic physics and molecular physics, user interfaces, multimedia, Smart Lighting and Ambient Intelligence. Evert has been closely involved in Ambient Intelligence research from the start of the field in 1999, more specifically in user centered design, user system interaction, context awareness and experience research. His current research focuses on light and health in the built environment, exploring how environmental factors such as daylight, artificial light, views and sounds impact health and health recovery processes.

Academic background

Evert obtained his MSc in Technical Physics from the University of Groningen and his PhD from the University of Utrecht on surface science research performed at the FOM institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics. In addition to his work at TU/e Evert is Principal Scientist in the Human Interaction & Experiences department of Philips Research. Before joining Philips Research in Eindhoven, he worked at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights as visiting scientist. He managed one of the first and largest European projects in the field of Ambient Intelligence, the ITEA - AMBIENCE project, which was awarded with the 2003 ITEA Achievement Award. Evert holds more than 10 patents and is author/co-author of more than 90 scientific papers.

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Research Output 2002 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

A comparison of lighting control strategies for open offices

Lashina, T., van der Vleuten-Chraibi, S., Despenic, M., Shrubsole, P., Rosemann, A. & van Loenen, E., 1 Feb 2019, In : Building and Environment. 149, p. 68-78 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

work environment
17 Downloads (Pure)

Ceiling-based luminance measurements: a feasible solution?

Kruisselbrink, T., Dangol, R. & van Loenen, E., 30 Jun 2019, Proceedings of the 29th session of the CIE. Washington D.C., p. 1166-1174

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic

Open Access
Control systems
2 Citations (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)

Dimming strategies for open office lighting: user experience and acceptance

Chraibi, S., Creemers, P., Rosenkötter, C., van Loenen, E. J., Aries, M. B. C. & Rosemann, A. L. P., 1 Jun 2019, In : Lighting Research and Technology. 51, 4, p. 513-529 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Dimming (lamps)
Electric lighting
Energy conservation
Energy utilization
1 Citation (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Light for patient safety: impact of light on reading errors of medication labels

Aarts, M. P. J., Craenmehr, G., Rosemann, A. L. P., van Loenen, E. J. & Kort, H. S. M., 1 May 2019, In : International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 71, p. 145-154 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Medication Errors
Patient Safety
Open Access
sensory feedback
energy consumption


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Student theses

Ambient lighting: giving face to automated blind systems

Author: de Bakker, C., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: de Kort, Y. (Supervisor 1) & van Loenen, E. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


An explorative study on daylight, view and stress in an operating theatre

Author: Weltevrede, A., 24 Sep 2019

Supervisor: Aarts, M. (Supervisor 1), van Loenen, E. (Supervisor 2) & Morsink, K. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Anticipatory lighting control systems

Author: Gonzalez Covarrubias, D., 29 Sep 2016

Supervisor: van Loenen, E. (Supervisor 1), Aries, M. (Supervisor 2), Toschi, F. (Supervisor 2), de Bakker, C. (Supervisor 2) & Corbetta, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Design of a new virtual window system based on a sustainable energy solution

Author: Wang, S., 31 Aug 2013

Supervisor: van Loenen, E. (Supervisor 1), Aries, M. (Supervisor 2), Mangkuto, R. (Supervisor 2) & Meerbeek, B. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Design optimization for windows: providing low energy consumption and comfort with regard to the visual/non-visual effects of light

Author: Martinelli, F., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: van Loenen, E. (Supervisor 1), Rosemann, A. (Supervisor 2), Linnartz, J. M. (Supervisor 2) & Khademagha, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master