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Team

Natalia Bystriantseva
Elena Lekus
Nikolai Matveev
Sergei Shcheglov
Natalia Bystriantseva
Head at CLD ITMO University

Co-founder of the Association of Russian Lighting Designers (RULD) and the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the annual International Research-to-Practice Conference ‘Lighting Design’. Natalia is the leading Russian expert in the field of lighting design, the laureate of the National Award ‘Architecture and Design-2014’, the author of 20+ research papers on Lighting Design. She has more than 10 years of professional work and research experience in the field of urban design and architectural lighting. She has been managing a dozen of applied research and development projects for the local authorities of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Since 2015, she has been in charge of an International Master program on Lighting Design at ITMO University. In 2017, she was one of five nominees for the Lighting Design Educator of the Year Award at the Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC)

Elena Lekus
Assistant Professor at CLD ITMO University

Since 2014, she has been teaching Lighting Design courses both at ITMO University and at the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design. Elena is a member of the Association of Russian Lighting Designers (RULD). She has curated art projects and exhibitions in famous Russian museums and exhibition halls such as the State Russian Museums and the Central Exhibition Hall "Manege". Her sphere of academic interest includes Lighting Cultures, the History of Lighting Design, and innovative approaches to teaching Lighting Design to students and professionals. The author of 20+ academic publications, she is actively involved in applied research work about the impact of lighting on socio-cultural environment, human centric lighting and problem-based approach

Nikolai Matveev
Assistant Professor at CLD ITMO University

Assistant Professor (since 2013) and a Scientific Director of the international research project ‘V-Goray’ developed by multidisciplinary group of artists, engineers and physicians from Lux Aeterna Theatre (Hungary), ITMO University (Russia) and First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg (Russia). Nikolai is actively engaged in the design and development of audiovisual experiential restorative environments for stress relief combining laser projections and sound. The project results are being tested for the use in healthcare institutions and office spaces to improve well-being of patients and increase productivity at the workplace. Currently, the scope of Nikolai’s research interests lies at the intersection of non-imaging laser, mental health and well-being, lighting design and art. Nikolai has more than 20 published research papers and one patent. His educational and research background is in lighting engineering, optoelectronics and non-imaging laser systems

Sergei Shcheglov
Lecturer at CLD ITMO University

Head of Department of Light Technologies and Optoelectronics at ITMO University. From 2004 to 2009 worked as a Junior Fellow at S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute. From 2007 to 2010 — product engineer, senior product engineer of the company "Svetlana-Optoelektronika". From 2010 to 2015 — engineer, Head of Department of Lighting Solutions Development, Head of Test and Certification Department of the company "Optogan".

 

Ilia Smilga
Senior Lecturer at CLD ITMO University

Head of project laboratory of CLD ITMO University and laboratory “Sky.812” of cluster Art & Science at ITMO University

Ekaterina Timchenko
Lecturer at CLD ITMO University

Curator of the International Research-to-Practice Conference on Lighting Design, and an administrator of international educational projects. She has 10 years of professional experience as a journalist and business analyst, four of them Ekaterina was working as the Head of the Russian National Business Ranking. She is responsible for cooperation with industry. Since 2015, Ekaterina is teaching Project Management, Marketing and PR courses to Master students enrolled in the Lighting Design program at CLD. Ekaterina’s major research interests are International Marketing for Creative Industries, Entrepreneurship and Business Development for Designers

Anastasiia Davydchik
Lecturer at CLD ITMO University

Lighting designer at the company "Tochka Opory", researcher of the spectral characteristics of light and their effect on the transformation of architectural forms.

Svetlana Kolgushkina
Lecturer at CLD ITMO University

Master of engineering and technology. Graduated with honors from MPEI (Technical University). Member of the creative association of lighting designers RULD. Working experience in the field of lighting design is 6 years. She has experience in such projects as “Formula of light: research of light medium of Volkhonka district”, “The Complex Development Program of the city St. Petersburg (Russia) as the center of lighting culture for the period 2018 – 2030 with the perspective to 2050”. Research and educational activities are since 2015.

 

Ilia Smilga
Ekaterina Timchenko
Anastasiia Davydchik
Svetlana Kolgushkina