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Michael Siminovitch
Associate Director, Energy Efficiency Center
Director, California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC)
Professor, Design
Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency


Michael Siminovitch is Director of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), Professor of Design, and Associate Director of the EEC. His work entails research and development in new residential and commercial lighting technologies. He works with manufacturers, utilities and state agencies to test and demonstrate next-generation lighting systems. He has developed many successful lighting products, such as the Berkeley Lamp, which saves three-quarters of the wattage used by traditional lamps. 

He has also developed an innovative fluorescent down lighting system for commercial and residential spaces, high performance torchiere, high efficiency sulfur lamp, and fiber optic illuminators. He is a graduate of Carleton University. He received Masters degrees in Industrial Design and Architecture from the University of Illinois, and earned his Ph.D. in Architecture and Human Factors Engineering from the University of Michigan.