Dr. Robert V. Steele is a consultant to Strategies Unlimited. He retired in March 2010 as the director of the LED Practice at Strategies Unlimited, where he had been responsible for all of the company’s activities in the area of LED market research and consulting since 1994. From 2000 to 2011, Steele was the chair of Strategies in Light in the US, and also chaired Strategies in Light conferences in Japan and China. He is currently the co-chair of Strategies in Light in the US. He has written regularly for industry publications on LED markets and applications, including LEDs Magazine, and has given invited presentations at major conferences around the world. Steele received his PhD in physical chemistry from the University of California – Berkeley, and a BS in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).