At TIG Dr. Fohl has specialized in semiconductor-based lighting systems and novel optics for lighting systems. Both of these are areas in which lighting technology has the greatest opportunities for improvement. Prior to founding TIG, Dr. Fohl was a Principal Scientist at GTE Laboratories, Inc. where he carried out cutting edge research on high pressure arcs. In 1988 he joined GTE Laboratories, Inc. from GTE Sylvania, Inc. where he was Director of Engineering Development in charge of product development for all the principal product areas.
Before entering the lighting industry in 1972, Dr. Fohl was Principal Scientist and Director of Mt. Auburn Research Associates, Inc., where he specialized in Atmospheric and Marine Science and Technology. He was educated at Dartmouth College (A.B.) and MIT (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Dr. David A. ONeil is a specialist in computer-based modeling and visualization of physical and financial systems. He has extensive experience in modeling Optics, Mechanical Effects in Solids and Fluids, Thermal Effects in Solids, Liquids, Gases and Plasmas and Radiation Effects. His modeling efforts have been applied to such diverse fields as lamp and Optics Design, Fracture Mechanics, Human Joint Replacements, Glass Manufacturing, Metal Fabrication, Ceramic Fabrication, Gas Phase Reactions and Financial Markets. He has been issued five patents and has published widely on award winning research.
Dr. ONeil consults with Osram Sylvania, Inc., Visteon Corp. and Mercator Asset Management. In 1994-95 he was a visiting professor at Cornell University in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. He joined GTE Laboratories, Inc in 1989 and was transferred to Osram Sylvania on the sale of Sylvania by GTE.
Dr. ONeil has a master's and doctor's degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a Bachelor's degree from Queens University.