Myriam Aries

Professor Lighting Science

Myriam Aries is a Professor of Lighting Science at the School of Engineering of Jönköping University (JU) in Sweden. Her expertise lies mainly in the field of dynamic (day)light application, health, visual comfort, well-being and human performance in the built environment. Her research efforts in Lighting Science focus on the interaction between humans and the application/integration of smart (day)light in diverse architectural environments. It includes the understanding and impact of dynamic, smart light products and environments on human work and sleep performance as well as the spill-over effects from one environment to another.

Myriam holds an MSc in Building Technology from Delft University of Technology and a PhD in Building Physics/Lighting from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). After an MSc project regarding visual comfort, Myriam has expanded her knowledge of human lighting demands and health requirements in office buildings during her PhD-research. During a two-year post-doctoral fellowship, she continued her work with light and health within the lighting group of National Research Council Canada. She worked on (statistical) models explaining the relationship between the physical aspects of the (work) environment and human factors in lighting. At TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, her work had focused predominantly on practical and socially relevant (health) assessment research and tools. From 2010 until 2020, Myriam worked as an Assistant Professor of Lighting Technology at the TU/e) in Eindhoven. There, she expanded her expertise in the field of daylight application, visual comfort, and human light and health demands.

Since July 2016, Myriam is a Full Professor in Lighting Science in Sweden where she is building a group for research and education studying the comfortable,  (energy-)efficient, and functional interaction of (day)light within and between architectural environments. In the School of Engineering’s Lighting Design education, Myriam is the course coordinator for the courses ‘Light for Health and Well-being’ as well as for ‘Lighting Science’. Additionally, she is a board member of Photonics Sweden, a member of the Journal of Sustainable Design & Applied Research (SDAR) advisory board as well as an associated editor for Lighting Research & Technology journal.


Soheilian, M., Fischl, G., Aries, M. (2021). Smart Lighting Application for Energy Saving and User Well-Being in the Residential Environment Sustainability, 13(11).
Davoodi, A., Johansson, P., Aries, M. (2021). The Implementation of Visual Comfort Evaluation in the Evidence-Based Design Process Using Lighting Simulation Applied Sciences, 11(11).
Aries, M. (2020). Editorial: Academically trained lighting designer Lighting Research and Technology, 52(7), 813.
Wänström Lindh, U., Billger, M., Aries, M. (2020). Experience of spaciousness and enclosure: Distribution of light in spatial complexity Journal of Sustainable Design & Applied Research, 8(1).
Chraibi, S., Creemers, P., Rosenkötter, C., van Loenen, E., Aries, M., Rosemann, A. (2019). Dimming strategies for open office lighting: User experience and acceptance Lighting Research and Technology, 51(4), 513-529.
Khademagha, P., Aries, M., Rosemann, A., Loenen, E. (2018). A multidirectional spectral measurement method and instrument to investigate non-image-forming effects of light Measurement science and technology, 29(8).
Kruisselbrink, T., Aries, M., Rosemann, A. (2017). A Practical Device for Measuring the Luminance Distribution International Journal of Sustainable Lighting, 19(1), 75-90.
Aarts, M., van Duijnhoven, J., Aries, M., Rosemann, A. (2017). Performance of personally worn dosimeters to study non-image forming effects of light: Assessment methods Building and Environment, 117, 60-72.
de Bakker, C., Aries, M., Kort, H., Rosemann, A. (2017). Occupancy-based lighting control in open-plan office spaces: A state-of-the-art review Building and Environment, 112, 308-321.
van Duijnhoven, J., Aarts, M., Aries, M., Böhmner, M., Rosemann, A. (2017). Recommendations for measuring non-image-forming effects of light: A practical method to apply on cognitive impaired and unaffected participants Technology and Health Care, 25(2), 171-186.
Aarts, M., Aries, M., Diakoumis, A., van Hoof, J. (2016). Shedding a light on phototherapy studies with people having dementia: A critical review of the methodology from a light perspective American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia, 31(7), 551-563.
Khademagha, P., Aries, M., Rosemann, A., van Loenen, E. (2016). Implementing non-image-forming effects of light in the built environment: A review on what we need Building and Environment, 108, 263-272.
Chraibi, S., Lashina, T., Shrubsole, P., Aries, M., van Loenen, E., Rosemann, A. (2016). Satisfying light conditions: a field study on perception of consensus light in Dutch open office environments Building and Environment, 105, 116-127.
Khademagha, P., Aries, M., Rosemann, A., Van Loenen, E. (2016). Why Directionality Is an Important Light Factor for Human Health to Consider in Lighting Design? , 35(1), 3-8.
Aries, M., Aarts, M., van Hoof, J. (2015). Daylight and health: A review of the evidence and consequences for the built environment Lighting Research and Technology, 47(1), 16-27.
Aries, M., Rosemann, A., Westerhout, W., Hordijk, T., Visser, R., Pacey, B. (2014). Energy efficient facade lighting: highlighting facade structure Spool, 1(2).
Mangkuto, R., Aries, M., Loenen, E., Hensen, J. (2014). Simulation of virtual natural lighting solutions with a simplified view Lighting Research and Technology, 46(2), 198-218.
Mangkuto, R., Aries, M., Van Loenen, E., Hensen, J. (2014). Analysis of various opening configurations of a second-generation virtual natural lighting solutions prototype LEUKOS The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, 10(4), 223-236.
Mangkuto, R., Wang, S., Meerbeek, B., Aries, M., van Loenen, E. (2014). Lighting performance and electrical energy consumption of a virtual window prototype Applied Energy, 135, 261-273.
Mangkuto, R., Wang, S., Aries, M., van Loenen, E., Hensen, J. (2014). Comparison between lighting performance of a virtual natural lighting solutions prototype and a real window based on computer simulation Frontiers of Architectural Research, 3(4), 398-412.
Mangkuto, R., Aries, M., van Loenen, E., Hensen, J. (2014). Modelling and simulation of virtual natural lighting solutions with complex views Building Simulation, 7(6), 563-578.
Van Hoof, J., Westerlaken, A., Aarts, M., Wouters, E., Schoutens, A., Sinoo, M., Aries, M. (2012). Light therapy: Methodological issues from an engineering perspective Technology and Health Care, 20(1), 11-23.
Ochoa, C., Aries, M., van Loenen, E., Hensen, J. (2012). Considerations on design optimization criteria for windows providing low energy consumption and high visual comfort Applied Energy, 95, 238-245.
Bluyssen, P., Aries, M., van Dommelen, P. (2011). Comfort of workers in office buildings: The European HOPE project Building and Environment, 46(1), 280-288.
Aries, M., Veitch, J., Newsham, G. (2010). Windows, view, and office characteristics predict physical and psychological discomfort Journal of Environmental Psychology, 30(4), 533-541.
Aries, M., Bluyssen, P. (2009). Climate change consequences for the indoor environment Heron, 54(1), 49-70.
Newsham, G., Brand, J., Donnelly, C., Veitch, J., Aries, M., Charles, K. (2009). Linking indoor environment conditions to job satisfaction: A field study Building Research & Information, 37(2), 129-147.
Newsham, G., Aries, M., Mancini, S., Faye, G. (2008). Individual control of electric lighting in a daylit space Lighting Research and Technology, 40(1), 25-41.

Article, review/survey

Book chapter

Van Hoof, J., Aarts, M., Westerlaken, A., Schrader, B., Wouters, E., Weffers, H., Aries, M. (2015). Light therapy in smart healthcare facilities for older adults: An overview. In: Kevin Curran (Ed.), Recent advances in ambient intelligence and context-aware computing (pp. 300 -307). Hersey, PA: IGI Global

Conference paper

Davoodi, A., Johansson, P., Laike, T., Aries, M. (2019). Current use of lighting simulation tools in Sweden. Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 60th International Conference of Scandinavian Simulation Society, SIMS 2019, Västerås, Sweden, August 13-16, 2019.
Aries, M., Beute, F., Fischl, G. (2019). Students in good mood appear slower and less accurate: A pilot study investigating dynamic lighting impact on students’ perception and performance. Vienna: The International Commission on Illumination, 29th Session of the CIE, Washington D.C., USA, June 14 – 22, 2019.
Adamsson, M., Petersson, M., Aries, M. (2019). A holistic approach for a natural light variation experience: a pilot study of a practical application for office lighting. Bristol: American Institute of Physics (AIP), CISBAT 2019 – International Scientific Conference 4-6 September 2019, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland.
Soheilian, M., Moadab, N., Fischl, G., Aries, M. (2019). Comparison of simulated energy consumption by smart and conventional lighting systems in a residential setting. Bristol: Institute of Physics (IOP), CISBAT 2019, Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, 4–6 September 2019, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland.
Khademagha, P., Aries, M., Rosemann, A., van Loenen, E. (2017). New method for analyzing a luminous environment considering non-image-forming effects of light. Design to Thrive: Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2017), Edinburgh, 3-5 July, 2017.
Mangkuto, R., Aries, M., Van Loenen, E., Hensen, J. (2013). Development of virtual natural lighting solutions with a simplified view using lighting simulation. 13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2013, 26 August 2013 through 28 August 2013, Chambery.
Mangkuto, R., Ochoa, C., Aries, M., Van Loenen, E., Hensen, J. (2011). Review of modelling approaches for developing virtual natural lighting solutions. 12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association Building Simulation 2011, BS 2011, 14 November 2011 through 16 November 2011, Sydney, NSW.
Aries, M., Boele, L., Tuinman, I., V D Bergh, I., Moons, A., De Jong, P., Kooter, I. (2009). Particulate matter and the health effects on human living lung cells. 9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009, 13 September 2009 through 17 September 2009, Syracuse, NY.