We are a team of former NASA scientists, physicists, biologists, engineers, designers and business leaders with more than 50 years of collective experience in lighting technology. We are passionate about developing lighting solutions that complement human life. With cutting-edge research and industry leading innovations, the BIOS team is pioneering a new era of lighting.
An experienced global executive, Sean Tegart has participated and presented in numerous panels and events regarding business strategy, marketing trends and global expansion. Sean has worked with several Fortune 100 companies including Anheuser-Busch, Robert Bosch GmbH, Weber-Stephen Products and at equity-backed Lighting Science Group. He holds an MBA in Management, Strategy and Marketing from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and a BSBA from the University of Denver. Passionate and pragmatic, Sean understands what it takes to create products and services benefiting the environment while also providing significant business-growth opportunities.
Robert Soler leads the Human Biological Technologies and Research at BIOS. Prior to his work with BIOS, his most prominent work was with Kennedy Space Center, where he helped design and build the first LED light for use on the International Space Station (ISS) and collaborated with scientists to use LED light for photo biological purposes in space. Robert’s years of experience as an electrical and lighting engineer have led him to become an inventor of 73 issued patents in the U.S. He has authored several published papers on light and its use for air and water disinfection and for human health benefits, with an emphasis on its use in spaceflight applications. After his work at NASA and before joining BIOS, he led the research team in the development of the ISS photobiologically corrected white light that is responsible for circadian entrainment of astronauts and the spectrally tunable adaptable light that manipulates spectrum based on its surrounding environment. He holds a Master of Science degree from the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the premier master’s level graduate degree offered in the lighting field and is finishing a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego.
Neil Yorio leads the research and development of LED Agricultural Lighting for BIOS. For more than two decades, Neil worked at NASA and participated in several agricultural lighting research programs with bio-regenerative life support programs. He is an internationally recognized expert in electrical lighting systems and controlled environment crop production. Neil most recently worked with the Lighting Science Group, where he held positions as VP of the Advanced Projects Group and as Director of Agricultural Lighting. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Cellular and Molecular biology from the Florida Institute of Technology. With his extensive background in plant-related lighting research, LED design and manufacturing, Neil is an enthusiastic advocate behind the quality improvements LED technology offers and how it can integrate with existing horticultural practices.