Avian Optics and
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The People of the Avian Group

Art Springsteen, Ph.D. (Group Leader)
Richard W. Harold
Arthur Woodbury, P.E.
Doug R. Bevington
Dr. Albert Stiegman
Bruce Campbell
Carolyn F. Jones
Fred Goldstein
David R.Wyble, Ph.D.

Art Springsteen, Ph.D. (Group Leader) -- Avian Technologies LLC
Formerly Director of Advanced Development and Principal Scientist at Labsphere Inc., Art is probably best known for the development of Spectralon® reflectance materials and Labsphere's line of high reflectance coatings. He also holds patents on fluorescence instrumentation and was responsible for the design of many of Labsphere's reflectance spectroscopy apparata. He is well known as a speaker on reflectance and materials and is the author of over 20 papers, plus the Academic Press Book 'Applied Spectroscopy, A Complete Guide for Practioners' with colleague Jerry Workman.
Specialties are the development of coatings and materials for reflectance and transmittance applications, and fluorescent materials aimed at paper/textile industries.
(Dr. Springsteen collaborates with Fulbright Scholar ceramist Dr. Jon Keenan and renowned sol-gel chemist Dr. Albert Stiegman in development of materials and coatings.) Avian Technologies has considerable experience in the design of accessories for spectrophotometers. Avian Technologies offers measurement services and standards for UV-Vis-NIR and consulting on spectroscopic design and coating applications. He can be reached directly at arts@aviantechnologies.com, or at www.aviantechnologies.com.

Richard W. Harold
Richard W. Harold is a consultant on colour and appearance technology. He manages the group, Color and Appearance Consulting LLC, which provides a range of services including colour and appearance measurement, applications engineering, consulting, and custom educational training programs.

Mr. Harold received a B. S. Chemistry degree from the University of South Florida in 1965. He was a research chemist for the Mary Carter Paint Company from 1965-1967 where he was responsible for paint formulation research and colour control. From 1967-1970, he was the Colour Control Coordinator for the Harshaw Chemical Company (currently Engelhard Corporation), Colour Pigment and Dye Division, where he was responsible for implementing colour measurement and developing colour control tolerances. He was Associate Director at Hunter Associates Laboratory, a manufacturer of colour and appearance instrumentation, from 1970 1998 where he was responsible for applications engineering, colour and appearance research, consulting, and educational programs. He was Senior Colour Scientist at the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation from 1998 2000. He served as a consultant on colour and appearance applications and education for BYK-Gardner USA from 2000 to 2003.

Mr. Harold is a Chartered Colourist and Fellow of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (U. K.). He was Chairman of the ISO TC 38/SC-1 Textiles, and was Convener of WG 7 - Colour Measurement. He is currently the Chairman of the ASTM Committee E12 - Color and Appearance. He is also actively involved in the ISCC , and the U.S. National Committee of the CIE.

Mr. Harold has lectured extensively and has published numerous technical papers on the subjects of colour and appearance technology and has co-authored with Richard S. Hunter, The Measurement of Appearance, Second Edition.

Richard can be contacted at richardh@aviangroupusa.com.

Arthur Woodbury, P.E. -- Woodbury Engineering
Art Woodbury is a professional engineer with over 25 years of experience in design and development of custom machinery, precision instruments and optical devices. He has designed laser scanners, automated goniophotometers, airborne video display units, marine navigation beacons, and shares a patent on 3D stereo endoscope technology. Art acts as Avian Group1s senior mechanical engineer and mechanical designer.
Specialties are mechanical and optomechanical design, analysis, and prototype development. The use of advanced software including I-DEA™ and SolidWorks™ solid modelers and COSMOS™ finite element tools increase design integrity and decrease development time. Art can be reached directly at artw@aviangroupusa.com.

Doug R. Bevington -- Mono Instrument Services
Doug Bevington is the owner of Mono Instrument Services, an instrumentation sales, service and consulting firm. Prior to this Mr. Bevington was with Perkin Elmer Canada for 18 years. He held positions from field service, product specialist through to National Service Manager. Doug brings a mixed bag of skills to Avian Group in the field of procurement, sales, service, training for both computers and instrumentation. Doug's specialties include the procurement and refurbishing of the high end Infrared and UV/VIS/NIR equipment from Perkin Elmer. Doug has the role of North American support for the Murakami line of Gonio-spectrophotometers, which is distributed by Avian Group.
Currently Doug is on contract at the National Research Council of Canada's Bureau of Measurement Standards providing a variety of services from Thermopile linearity testing to Quality Management System documentation for the impending Guide 17025 accreditation.
Doug can be contacted at dbevington@xplornet.com.

Dr. Albert Stiegman
Dr. Albert Stiegman is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Florida State University. Prior to his foray into academia, he was a staff scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA in Pasadena, California. (You knew we had to have one 'rocket scientist' on our staff). Al's specialties are two-fold in the Avian Group. He serves as our expert on Raman and Luminescence spectroscopy, while he and Art Springsteen head up the optical materials development effort of both Avian Group and Avian Technologies. Dr. Stiegman publishes heavily and is best known for his synthetic and analytical work on sol-gel related chemistry.
Al can be reached at asteigman@chem.fsu.edu.


Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell is a computational chemist with a specialty in chemometric near infrared spectrophotometry. He started and monitors the highly acclaimed NIR discussion group. He has over 30 publications, one of which is in Handbook of Near Infrared Analysis (2nd ed.). His first involvement with chemometrics dates back almost 30 years. He also has many other areas of expertise. One is electrochemistry; another is titrimetry, yet another is thin-layer chromatography. At one time or another he has used almost all other major techniques in analytical chemistry. He began college as a rocket scientist but switched to chemistry, eventually ending with electrochemistry under Alan Bard at the University of Texas, where he obtained his Ph. D. He also did a postdoctoral study with L. Meites and P. Zuman. Some of his accomplishments, for which he received listing in Who's Who in the World, include editing and contributing to the multivolume Organic Electrochemistry, editor of "Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry," serving on the Food Chemicals Codex Committee for the National Academy of Sciences (and other compendia), and twice was a section chair for ACS (he didn't learn the first time). His society membership includes ACS, Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy, and Mensa. In addition to consulting, he teaches chemometrics. He can be reached at campclan@comcast.net

Carolyn F. Jones
Carolyn F. Jones is an internationally recognized expert in LEDs and optoelectronic devices. She is versatile, with a broad technical background and extensive practical experience in R&D, Quality/Reliability and Manufacturing. She is notably strong in physical optics and optical measurement, optical design and analysis, materials science, packaging technology, semiconductor device theory, hybrid circuits, and electro-optic device assembly. Her career has focused on optoelectronic device design and application, with the integration of optics, mechanics, properties of materials, reliability and manufacturability. She has extensive working experience with the theory, practice and application of radiometry, photometry and colorimetry. She has a talent for tailoring practical optical measurements to suit specific requirements: characterization, analysis and production.
She holds a generic patent on partially reflective light guides for optoelectronic applications, and coined the term "photon management" to describe the practical optical design process in optoelectronics. She is probably best known for her insightful maps of chromaticity space for LEDs, which impact international colorimetric measurement standards.
She is an invited speaker at LED conferences and has published several papers on LED optical design and measurement. Her experience in optoelectronics includes LumiLeds, Hewlett-Packard/Agilent, Monsanto and EG&G.
She can be reached directly at LEDperson@aol.com, or at cjones@aviangroupusa.com.

  Fred Goldstein
Fred can be reached through Avian Technologies at fred@aviangroupusa.com.

David R. Wyble, Ph.D.
David R. Wyble is a Color Scientist in the Munsell Color Science Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology. He is published in the areas of color measurement instrumentation and color device characterization. Before joining RIT, he spent 15 years in research and development at the Xerox Corporation. Dave will be the Technical Specialist for the Murakami and Zehntner product lines. Dave will also be assisting with new product development, with the focus on gaining penetration in the color market. In addition to these efforts, he has taken over editing the Avian Tech and Avian Group USA web sites. So now you know where to complain!

Dave can be reached through AvianGroupUSA at dave@aviangroupusa.com.

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