VP Human Biological Technologies and Research

Robert Soler leads the Human Biological Technologies and Research at BIOS. Prior to his work with BIOS, his most prominent work was with Kennedy Space Center, where he helped design and build the first LED light for use on the International Space Station (ISS) and collaborated with scientists to use LED light for photo biological purposes in space. Robert’s years of experience as an electrical and lighting engineer have led him to become an inventor of 73 issued patents in the U.S.


Bob has authored several published papers on light and its use for air and water disinfection and for human health benefits, with an emphasis on its use in spaceflight applications. After his work at NASA and before joining BIOS, he led the research team in the development of the ISS photobiologically corrected white light that is responsible for circadian entrainment of astronauts and the spectrally tunable adaptable light that manipulates spectrum based on its surrounding environment. He holds a Master of Science degree from the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the premier master’s level graduate degree offered in the lighting field, and is finishing a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego.

Keynote Speaker:

"Light, Health & Wellbeing"


Mariana Figueiro, PhD, Samer Hatter, PhD, and Robert Soler will share their research on light and health, moderated by Michael Barber with The Lighting Practice. Exploring in the latest technologies that are informing us of the physical and psychological impacts of lighting.  This research will shed some light as to what designers should utilize in their profession.