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Alp Durmus

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Architectural Engineering

218 Engineering Unit A

alp@psu.edu

814-863-3555

Research Website

Research Areas:

Building Illumination Systems

Interest Areas:

Lighting, color science, connected and adaptive lighting systems, optimization, light and health, energy efficiency, psychophysics.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 2006
  • MS, Architectural Lighting Design, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2009
  • Ph D, Architectural Science, University of Sydney, 2018

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Dorukalp Durmus, 2021, "Correlated color temperature: Use and limitations", Lighting Research and Technology, 54, (4), pp. 363-375
  • Michael Royer, Kevin W Houser, Dorukalp Durmus, Tony Esposito and Minchen Wei, 2021, "Recommended methods for conducting human factors experiments on the subjective evaluation of colour rendition", Lighting Research & Technology, 54, (3), pp. 199-236
  • Dorukalp Durmus, Julian Wang, Shawn Good and Benjamin Basom, 2021, "The efffect of electric bridge lighting at night on mayfly activity", Energies, 14, (10), pp. 2934
  • Juan Botero-Valencia, Juliana Valencia-Aguirre and Dorukalp Durmus, 2021, "A low-cost IoT multi-spectral acquisition device", HardwareX, 9, pp. e00173
  • Dorukalp Durmus, 2021, "Characterizing Color Quality, Damage to Artwork, and Light Intensity of Multi-Primary LEDs for Museums", Heritage, 4, (1), pp. 188-197
  • Dorukalp Durmus, 2020, "Real-Time Sensing and Control of Integrative Horticultural Lighting Systems", J — Multidisciplinary Scientific Journal, 3, (3), pp. 266-274
  • Dorukalp Durmus, 2020, "Spatial frequency and the performance of image-based visual complexity metrics", IEEE Access, 8, pp. 100111-100119
  • Dorukalp Durmus, 2020, "CIELAB color space boundaries under theoretical spectra and 99 test color samples", Color Research and Application, 45, (5), pp. 796-802
  • D. Vázquez, A.A. Fernández-Balbuena, H. Canabal, C. Muro, Dorukalp Durmus, W. Davis, A. Benítez and S. Mayorga, 2020, "Energy optimization of a light projection system for buildings that virtually restores artworks", Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, 16, pp. e00128
  • Dorukalp Durmus, Dianna Abdalla, Aaron Duis and Wendy Davis, 2020, "Spectral Optimization to Minimize Light Absorbed by Artwork", LEUKOS, 16, (1), pp. 45-54
  • J.-S. Botero-Valencia, J. Valencia-Aguirre, Dorukalp Durmus and W. Davis, 2019, "Multi-channel low-cost light spectrum measurement using a multilayer perceptron", Energy and Buildings, 199, pp. 579-587
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis, 2019, "Blur perception and visual clarity in light projection systems", Optics Express, 27, (4), pp. A216
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis, 2018, "Appearance of Achromatic Colors Under Optimized Light Source Spectrum", IEEE Photonics Journal, 10, (6), pp. 1-11
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis, 2017, "Object color naturalness and attractiveness with spectrally optimized illumination", Optics Express, 25, (11), pp. 12839-12850
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis, 2015, "Optimising light source spectrum for object reflectance", Optics Express, 23, (11), pp. A456-A464

Conference Proceedings

  • Parisa Mahmoudzadeh, Wenye Hu, Wendy Davis and Dorukalp Durmus, 2022, "Calculating Spatial Efficiency of Indoor Lighting Using Lighting Application Efficacy Framework"
  • Rugved Kore and Dorukalp Durmus, 2022, "Curve fitting considerations for nonlinear LED dimming correction", CIE
  • Yuwei Eunice Wang and Dorukalp Durmus, 2022, "Image quality assessment and big five personality traits", CIE
  • Dorukalp Durmus, 2021, "Remote Laboratory Activities for Color Science Education", OSA Technical Digest, pp. F1B.3
  • Dorukalp Durmus, 2021, "A real-time integrative lighting system framework based on machine learning", Commission Internationale de L'Eclairage
  • Annika Jägerbrand, Maria Tengelin and Dorukalp Durmus, 2021, "A review of the impact of light pollution on ecosystems and sky brightness", Commission Internationale de L'Eclairage
  • Yuwei Wang and Dorukalp Durmus, 2021, "Subjective evaluation of visual complexity, clarity, and preference of indoor environments"
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Rugved Kore, 2021, "Damage reduction with maintained colour quality of artwork under RGB projector", Commission Internationale de L'Eclairage
  • Dorukalp Durmus, 2021, "Optimizing a three-channel sensor spectral sensitivity using a genetic algorithm", OSA Technical Digest, pp. JTu1A.23
  • Dorukalp Durmus, 2021, "Spectral optimization of solid-state light sources for cyanosis observation index, circadian, and color metric", OSA Technical Digest, pp. PvM4D.4
  • Dorukalp Durmus, 2021, "Circadian metric variability measures for tunable LED light sources", Light-Emitting Devices, Materials, and Applications XXV, International Society for Optics and Photonics, 11706
  • Dorukalp Durmus, 2021, "Multi-objective optimization trade-offs for color rendition, energy efficiency, and circadian metrics", Light-Emitting Devices, Materials, and Applications XXV, International Society for Optics and Photonics, 11706
  • Dorukalp Durmus, 2021, "Reporting variation in melanopic and photometric measures", Commission Internationale de L'Eclairage
  • Michael Royer, Dorukalp Durmus and Douglas Baxter, 2020, "Characterizing the color rendition performance of multi-primary LED lighting systems", Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) 2020 Annual Conference
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Michael Royer, 2020, "Ellipse fitting for IES-TM-30-18 colour vector graphic", International Commission on Illumination, CIE
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis, 2019, "Evaluation of hue shift formulae in CIELAB and CAM02", International Commission on Illumination, CIE
  • Dorukalp Durmus, 2019, "Impact of Surface Reflectance on Spectral Optimization for Melanopic Illuminance and Energy Efficiency", OSA (Optical Society America), pp. PT2C.5
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis, 2019, "Colour quality of chromatic and achromatic samples under absorption-minimising lighting", International Commission on Illumination, CIE
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis, 2018, "Lighting optimization to reduce damage to artwork", 2018 Illuminating Engineering Society Annual Conference
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis, 2018, "Colour appearance of objects under optimised spectra", International Commission on Illumination, CIE
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis, 2018, "Visual clarity and blur acceptability in complex illuminated images", OSA (Optical Society America), pp. SW2D.4
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis, 2017, "Colour appearance of objects under optimized spectra", International Commission on Illumination, CIE
  • Raphael Kirsch and Dorukalp Durmus, 2016, "Design of a laboratory to measure psychological effects in office lighting", International Commission on Illumination, CIE
  • Dianna Abdalla, Aaron Duis, Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis, 2016, "Customization of light source spectrum to minimize light absorbed by artwork", CIE Lighting Quality and Energy Efficiency Conference 2016, Commission Internationale de L'Eclairage
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis, 2016, "Illuminating Objects with Absorption-Minimizing Spectra", Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) 2016 Annual Conference
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis, 2015, "Colour difference and energy consumption of absorption-minimizing spectral power distributions", Asia-Pacific Lighting Systems Workshop
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis, 2015, "Absorption-Minimizing Spectral Power Distributions", OSA (Optical Society America), pp. JTu5A-2
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis, 2014, "Optimising light source spectrum for object reflectance", OSA (Optical Society America), pp. DTh3D.3

Magazines/Trade Publications

  • Dorukalp Durmus, 2020, "Spectral optimization shows potential to improve energy efficiency and quality-of-light experience", LEDs Magazine, 17, (8), pp. 26-28
  • Dorukalp Durmus, Dianna Abdalla, Aaron Duis and Wendy Davis, 2019, "Reducing damage to artwork by optimising lighting.", Lighting: art and science for international designers, 39, (1), pp. 32-35
  • Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis, 2016, "Customisation of Spectral Power Distribution", Lighting Magazine, 36, (2), pp. 40-43

Other

  • Jessica Collier, Dorukalp Durmus and Robert Davis, 2022, "Lighting in Care Centers: Comparing Tunable LED Systems to Conventional Lighting Systems in Four Care Centers"

Research Projects

  • October 2021 - December 2022, "Development of Lighting Application Efficacy Measurement Framework," (Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy).
  • March 2021 - December 2022, "New course development and delivery: Color Science," (Sponsor: Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education, Inc.).
  •  2020 -  2020, "Remote Laboratory Demonstrations of Dark and Color Adaptation," (Sponsor: Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence).
  •  2020 -  , "Energy efficient outdoor lighting for reduced light pollution," (Sponsor: Swedish Energy Agency).
  •  2021 -  , "Reducing the energy consumed by lighting with gaze-dependent illumination," (Sponsor: Australian Research Council).

Honors and Awards

  • HJ Cowan Architectural Science Scholarship, The University of Sydney, January 2016 - February 2018
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, Australian Federal Government, 2014 - 2017
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy, June 2018

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Organizer, Micro-credentials organizer, 2021
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Retention & Recruitment Committee, 2021
  • Committee Work, Graduate Studies & Recruitment Committee, March 2020 - 2021

Service to External Organizations:

  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Advisor, Color Committee, IES, 2021
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Advisor, Museum Lighting Committee, IES, 2021
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Board Member, Sustainability Reviewer Board, January 2020
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Representative, Australian Representative, International Commission on Illumination (CIE), October 2018 - February 2022
 


 

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