Michael Siminovitch’s work with energy efficient lighting has earned him the title of the first Arthur H. Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency at the University of California, Davis . Siminovitch, a professor at the school, also serves as director of the university’s California Lighting Technology Center , a nonprofit that develops energy efficient lighting technologies and helps promote them into widespread use.
“The chair honors not only the very distinguished recipient but the amazing Art Rosenfeld, who is widely recognized as the father of energy efficiency,” UC Davis Professor Nicole Woolsey Biggart, Director of the Energy Efficiency Center  at UC Davis and a lead member of the selection committee, said in a statement.
“Dr. Rosenfeld was my advisor in graduate school,” Siminovitch said in a statement. “His ideas on energy efficiency influenced and guided my studies and, ultimately, my career. I am really honored to receive this chair, particularly because it bears his name.”