Dr. James “Lynn” Davis is an RTI Fellow in the Technology, Advancement, and Commercialization (TAC) Division with research interest in three main areas. These areas are as follows: (1) developing models and test methods to assess the reliability of energy efficient solid-state lighting (SSL) devices using light-emitting diode (LED) sources, (2) researching the benefits of ultraviolet (UV) technologies for virus disinfection and industrial processes, and (3) researching the health benefits of light-emitting diode technologies using wearable physiological monitors. Dr. Davis currently serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) for many lighting projects funded by federal and commercial clients that are developing reliability models and accelerated life test methods for SSL and UV devices.
Dr. Davis has received significant awards from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Energy Institute, the International Electrotechnical Commission, and INDA. He also serves on multiple standards and trade association committees for the Illumination Engineering Society (IES) of North America, and he serves on the Board of Managers of the IES – Raleigh Section. He is a senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE). Dr. Davis has written more than 50 technical articles and has been granted more than 50 U.S. patents.