LEDs Magazine 40 Under 40 Profile: Trevor Vogt (UPDATED)

July 24, 2020
As director of engineering at Gamma Scientific, Trevor Vogt has worked on engineering test and measurement tools across many applications, and participates in industry standards and procedures development as well.

The test and measurement (T&M) function is often forgotten across the technology sector, yet neither product development nor production could happen without the support of test engineers and the specialized equipment developed for specific applications.

Trevor Vogt leads the development of such equipment at Gamma Scientific. He was also the lead engineer on the RS-7 Series of tunable light sources that later won an LEDs Magazine Sapphire Award back in 2018. Those products have found applications beyond LED lighting and horticultural markets into augmented and virtual reality and other consumer electronics, mobile and desktop display characterization and calibration applications, as well as airborne and space-based sensors.

Vogt has been involved with leading industry organizations including the Council for Optical Radiation, and with an industry and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) liaison group that advises NIST of calibration and standards needs to support industrial growth. Moreover, he has participated in the Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage (abbreviated CIE and translated as International Commission on Illumination) working on standards and procedures of metrology. That work spans the fields of vision, photometry, and colorimetry relative to natural and artificial light.

Vogt earned an engineering degree at the University of California at Santa Cruz and participated in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering and conducted research in the Applied Optics Group. He holds a certification as a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

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*Updated Aug. 3, 2020 for clarification of product and education detail.

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