A research methods workshop for PhD students of lighting, colour, daylight and related subjects
LumeNet is a research methods workshop for PhD research students studying lighting and related issues. It was established by Steve Fotios along with Jens Christoffersen of VELUX. There are annual events, focussing on daylight (the Academic Forum) and general lighting (LumeNet) in alternate years.
The aim is to raise discussion of research objectives and methodologies. To do this, students present their proposals to senior researchers in the field of lighting for critical review.
Next event: LumeNet 2024
LumeNet 2024 will be held at EPFL and organised by Jan Wienold
Aysheh Alshdaifat (University of Sheffield): I had the chance to discuss with PhD students and professional experts in lighting research, presented my work and got feedback in a very friendly atmosphere. Big value event, but small enough for really good conversations.
Jose Fermin Balda (University of Liege): I really enjoyed LumeNet 2022. Being able to talk with all those experts on light really helped me out to get more insight in the light field, and I also received tons of feedback about my research
Simon Belgers (Technical University Eindhoven): The discussion with leading experts in the field was even more valuable and made LumeNet an experience I would not have wanted to miss … they provided feedback in a respectful and insightful manner, which contributed to the overall pleasant atmosphere. This feedback gave me a better grip on my research
Nikodem Derengowski (Technical University of Berlin): Lumenet was a fantastic opportunity to get feedback from lighting experts and other PhD fellows from around the world. The reviewing mentors were from different fields (lighting engineering, phenomenology of human-light interaction, statistics, colorimetry, outdoor lighting, daylighting) which made their feedback extremely valuable, regardless of which stage of PhD you were on. The atmosphere was friendly and semi-formal, which made everyone felt welcomed and encouraged.
Myrta Gkaintatzi-Masouti (Eindhoven University of Technology): It was a very positive and constructive experience for me. I really liked the opportunity to meet and discuss with other PhDs that are working on similar topics.
Aalborg University, Copenhagen
16–17 August 2018
Organised in conjunction with the 2018 CIE Research Methods Tutorial
LumeNet 2016: Belgium
KU Leuven Technology Campus Ghent, Belgium
7–8 April 2016
Flyer (PDF, 1.3MB)