Jim Gaines is a Senior Principal Engineer and has worked on SSL topics since 2000, both in Philips Research and in Philips Lighting. Since August, 2010, he has worked for Philips Lighting in Burlington MA, on topics including SSL standardization activities and support for the launching of SSL products in the US. From 2004 to 2010, he worked for Philips Lighting/Advance Transformer Company in Chicago, on SSL product development. He wrote and executed two successful proposals for DOE-funded SSL projects. From 2000-2004, he worked in Philips Research on fundamental technology for LED modules, including RGB color mixing, feedback systems for color control, and optics. Previous related experience includes work on blue/green lasers. Jim Gaines received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1986. He spent two years in a postdoctoral position at the University of California in Santa Barbara.
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