Exploring the Boundaries of Smart Light Systems
Friday, February 5, 2010, 8:30 am – 8:30 pm
BU Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s St., Boston, MA 02215
Come learn about our efforts to transform how society uses light through developing LED-based systems with adaptive functionality which will increase energy-efficiency, productivity and health of society.
- Welcome – Dr. Kenneth Lutchen, Dean of Engineering, BU
- Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center Overview – Dr. Robert Karlicek, ERC Center Director and Professor, ECSE Department, RPI
- Industry and the ERC – Dr. Silvia Mioc, ERC Industrial Collaboration Director, RPI
- Lensless Microscopes Enabled by Nanowire LEDs, Dr. Steve Hersee, ERC Associate Director and Professor, ECE Dept., UNM
- How Smart Lighting Fills a Gap for Wireless Communications, Dr. Thomas Little, ERC Associate Director and Professor, ECE Dept., BU
- Systems Integration and Smart Buildings, Dr. Art Sanderson, ERC System Integration Committee Co-Chair and Professor, ECSE Dept., RPI
- Photonics Crystals: Innovative Photon Management, Dr. Shawn Lin, ERC Device Thrust Leader and Constellation Professor, Physics Dept., RPI
- Point of Care Biosensors, Dr. Michael Ruane, ERC Biosensors Application Area Leader, and Professor, ECE Dept., BU
- A Second Kind of Light, Dr. Mark Rea, ERC Lighting and Health Application Area Leader, and Director, Lighting Research Center, RPI
- Educating the Next Generation in Smart Lighting, presented for Dr. Kenneth Connor, ERC Education & Outreach Director and Professor, ECSE Dept., RPI, by Dr. Michael Ruane, BU Campus Education & Outreach Coordinator, BU
- Keynote Address: The Smart Future of the Future of Light: Dr. Kevin Dowling, Vice President of Innovation, Philips Color Kinetics, and ERC Scientific Advisory Board member
- Panel Discussion: Industry View on Smart Lighting, Moderator: Dr. Thomas Bifano, Photonics Center Director, BU. Participants: ERC Industrial Advisory Board Members Dr. Majeed Foad, Applied Materials, Douglas Castor, InterDigital, Inc., Dr. Matthew Stough, Osram Sylvania, Dr. Leo Schowalter, Crystal-IS, John Taranto, Thorlabs.
- Student Poster Competition – Finalists to present their work in 90 seconds – ‘elevator-pitch’-style. Framework introduced by Dr. Silvia Mioc, ERC Industrial Collaboration Director, RPI.
- Research Work Presented in Poster Sessions (download abstracts)
- Breakout sessions - discussions with researchers and students
- BU lab tour
- Reception – and Student Posters Competition awards
Please join us for this exciting program, and opportunity to interact with industrial and academic thought leaders, as well as with the next generation of leaders, our highly trained students.
Target audience includes Chief Technology Officers, senior management in technology strategy and business development, and lead research scientists.
This conference is hosted by the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC), funded by National Science Foundation at a level of $4M/yr. The ERC is an interdisciplinary, multi-institution organization with the vision to transform the way society uses light by improving the energy-efficiency, productivity and health of society. The mission of the ERC is three- fold:
- To engage in research leading to controllable solid-state light systems that can adapt to specific requirements, environments, and condition
- To develop a culture of innovation and engage industry to commercialize the ERC’s research results
- To work with educators to develop the diverse world-class workforce that will be needed to grow the business of Smart Lighting.
The center is led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with Boston University and The University of New Mexico as core partners. Howard University, Morgan State University, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are outreach and education partners.
For more information, please contact Linda Grosser, Public Relations and Industrial Outreach Coordinator for SLC at BU, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-358-1295, or Dr. Silvia Mioc, Director of Industrial Collaborations, at email@example.com, or 518-276-4010.