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Tony is the Founder and Head Research Scientist at Lighting Research Solutions LLC, a lighting consultancy providing services in research, education, and development. Tony holds a doctorate in Architectural Engineering from Penn State University with a minor in statistics. His specialties include color science, color discrimination, IES TM-30, human factors research methods, circadian metrics, and spectral modeling and optimization. His primary research goal is to develop an accurate and intuitive color discrimination metric for applied lighting.

Tony previously served as a graduate fellow on an education grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), has won the Robert J. Besal scholarship four times, is a recipient of the 2019 Richard Kelly Grant, and won the CISBE 2019 Walsh-Weston Award from the Society of Light and Lighting (awarded for best best journal paper focusing on fundamental lighting matters published in Lighting Research & Technology).

He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the IES Color Committee and previously led the task group that developed IES TM-30 ANNEX E, a set of recommended specification criteria meant to ease the use of TM-30.