Two RPI LESA faculty members, Profs. Kenneth Connor and Agung Julius, are recipients of the 2016 RPI School of Engineering Faculty Award. The School of Engineering honors those faculty who continue to enlist a variety of activities in both research and education to engage and encourage curiosity and learning among their students. (more…)
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RPI Students Win First Place at NYSP2I R&D Competition. Undergraduates Hayleigh Sanders and Timothy Castiglia won first place at the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute’s 5th Annual R & D Student Competition, hosted at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY on April 22, 2016. Their poster and demonstration, Automated Power Conservation and Color Temperature Control is a novel approach to LED lighting systems with the intention of power conservation to reduce the pollution generated by electricity production. (more…)
The University of New Mexico (UNM) has fabricated triangular-nanostripe core–shell semi-polar III–nitride light-emitting diodes (TLEDs) on c-plane sapphire [Ashwin K. Rishinaramangalam et al, Appl. Phys. Express, vol9, p032101, 2016]. The performance results are described as “preliminary”. By using triangular nanostripes with semi-polar sidewalls, the UNM researchers hope to access the advantages for light-emission without the non-commercial costs of free-standing substrates and at a lower cost, which could accelerate commercial adoption.
Welcome LESA! Smart Lighting ERC Gets a New Name – Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA)
The Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) has been selected as the new name for the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC). We are proud to announce the launch of a new name at our Annual Industry-Academia Days held this past Feb 9-10, 2016.
RPI Undergrad attends KAUST WEP. Kyle Altman, a senior biomedical engineering undergraduate student at RPI was among the 40 poster abstracts chosen out of 700 poster submissions to attend and present his poster at the annual King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Winter Enrichment Program International Poster Competition held at the university in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia from January 9-22, 2016. He is an undergraduate researcher working with two center faculty members, John Wen and Agung Julius at RPI. His Poster was entitled, “Estimation of Circadian Rhythm Based on Adaptive Notch Filter and Its Application to Locomotor Activity.”
LESA’s Horticultural Lighting Research area is seeking to fill a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to perform advanced plant physiological and plant stress research. All inquiries should be directed to Diane Veros at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graphene Van Gogh is the name of the image captured by Michael Deagen, Ph.D., research assistant at RPI. This photo recently earned first place in the Artistic Microscopy, Black & White category of the 2015 International Metallographic Contest sponsored by the International Metallographic Society.
Smart Lighting ERC welcomes Richard Radke, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer as their newly appointed Deputy Director of the Smart Lighting ERC beginning September 1, 2015. In his new role, Professor Radke will continue to oversee the Adaptive Control and Simulation Research Thrust. As Deputy Director, Professor Radke will support the ERC’s research and vision, expand opportunities for new sponsored research and increase the visibility of the ERC through its innovative accomplishments and initiatives.
Watch this webinar and learn about “Unlocking the World of Digitized Illumination” as presented by Smart Lighting ERC Director Robert Karlicek at the Philip’s Educational Webinar Series. Future lighting systems will be informative, sensory, and integrated into everything!