Veronika Zaikina

Veronika Zaikina

Associate professor

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design
Campus Kongsberg (5326)
I am Associate Professor in Architectural Lighting Design at USN. My background is architectural design and being a professional architect, I have an experience in the development and management of architectural projects. I obtained a Philosophiae doctor (PhD) degree in Architecture, with the topic «Light modelling in architectural spaces: luminance-based metrics of contour, shape and details distinctness of daylit 3D objects» at the Department of Architectural Design, Form and Colour Studies, Faculty of Architecture and fine Art, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. The multi-disciplinary nature of my research combines architecture, daylighting and artificial lighting, human factors in lighting, and health.


Teaching and/or course coordinator:

  • LYSBAC316 Bachelor in lighting design - a diploma project
  • LYSDAG316 Daylight and daylight design
  • LYSDIG116 Digital engineering (Daylighting calculations)
  • LYSBIO316 Biological effects of light
  • MEBP019 Science and knowledge-based practice (Mixed methods research)
  • MRES019 Research method and project description (Emneansvar)

Ongoing projects:

  • Universal design in Optometry and Architectural lighting design studies with a focus on the elderly and people with visual impairments.


Current professional interests:

  • Person-centered lighting design 
  • Lighting applications
  • Human factors in lighting
  • Non-visual effects of light, effects of light on sleep and alertness, health and well-being
  • Lighting for older adults
  • Universal Design and lighting in built environment
  • Visual comfort
  • ​Luminance-based design




My LinkedIn profile can be found here.


My Research Gate profile.