Ron Gibbons leads the Infrastructure-Based Safety Systems group at VTTI and also serves as an associate professor in the School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Tech.
He is also the Institute's lead lighting research scientist and is responsible for lighting- and visibility-associated research projects and projects which consider roadway safety as they relate to infrastructure.
He is currently the PI on multiple projects including studies on the impact of lighting design on roadway safety, the impact of headlamp design on safety, wet night visibility and the performance of alternative light sources in roadway lighting. Gibbons is also the Principal Investigator on the Institute's IDIQ contract for the FHWA Office of Safety.
Gibbons is the author of several published papers on roadway lighting, photometry and target visibility. He is a Past President of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. Gibbons obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, Canada.