Meet Dr. Nisa Khan


IEM LED is led by Dr. Nisa Khan

Nisa Khan received her bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.  During her studies, she worked as a research associate at Honeywell Solid State Research Center in Bloomington, Minnesota for 9 years. After completing her doctorate, she became a member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories (now Alcatel Lucent) in Holmdel, New Jersey, where she spent most of her 6 years in the Photonics Research Laboratory at Crawford Hill doing pioneering work on 40-Gb/s optoelectronic and integrated photonic devices.  After that she worked on optical communication subsystems at several other companies including her own venture-backed start-ups in New Jersey.

In 2006, she started an independent research and engineering company on LED lighting and has since been involved in innovation and technology development for making SSL more suitable for general lighting.  As an independent consultant, she performs feasibility studies for LEDs used in entertainment and signage industries, and offers platform design and development solutions for general lighting applications.  She serves in the technical advisory board of LED Professional Symposium – Europe’s foremost annual event in LED lighting.  Since  2007, she has been writing the LED Update Column for Signs of the Times magazine that has been serving the electric signage industry since 1906.

The most timely resource is her forthcoming book, Understanding LED Illumination to be published by CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group) by July, 2013. It is an essential text that will provide all readers engaged in any aspect of lighting – with an indispensable resource addressing both theory and practice.

Go to CRC’s press release on Understanding LED Illumination