Full Name
Ian Ashdown P.Eng.(Ret.), FIES
Job Title
Senior Scientist
SunTracker Technologies
Speaker Bio
Ian has been a lighting industry consultant and research scientist for 30 years. He holds over 140 patents and patents pending related to solid-state lighting, and he has written some 40 academic papers and over 100 technical articles on the topic. As President and Senior Scientist of SunTracker Technologies, he is leading the development of horticultural lighting design software incorporating climate-based daylighting and supplemental electric lighting for greenhouses, vertical farms, and building atria. A member of ASABE, ISHS, IES, CIE, and related organizations, he is also Chair of the IES Horticultural Lighting Committee, which is developing the IES document, “Recommended Practice for Horticultural Lighting.”
Ian Ashdown P.Eng.(Ret.), FIES