Smart Lighting ERC Director Robert Karlicek presented a seminar titled “Unlocking the World of Digitized Illumination” as part of Philips’ Educational Webinar Series. Of attendees that completed the survey taken by Philips (n=81), 98% thought the webinar was relevant or partially relevant; 95% rated the quality as a 7-10/10 and 89% would recommend the webinar.
Dr. Robert Karlicek, Director of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center, was interviewed by Katherine Ling, reporter for Greenwire, who wrote a detailed article that broadly features the ERC’s work titled, “Next-generation LEDs — bright in more ways than one”
Sagar Ray, recent PhD graduate of the ERC (Rensselaer) was the first place winner in the student competition of the IEEE’s 58th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems for his paper titled, “A 10-Gb/s Inductorless AGC Amplifier with 45-dB Linear Variable Gain Control in 0.13-um CMOS”. Sagar’s advisor is Dr. Mona Hella, professor in the ECSE department at Rensselaer.
Dr. Tessa Pocock, Senior Research Scientist will give one of only 5 invited talks at the 2015 CIE (International Commission on Illumination) in Manchester England June 29-July 3. Dr. Pocock’s talk titled, “Advanced Lighting Technology in Controlled Environment Agriculture” will be presented on the opening day of the conference, July 29.
ERC Professor Michael Shur’s (RPI) poster titled “New Ideas in Smart Lighting” was voted the best poster of the 2015 Advanced Research Workshop, Future Trends in Microelectronics: Journey into the Unknown, in Mallorca Spain, June 21-26, 2015.
Anqing Liu, ERC PhD student (RPI) was chosen to be the recipient of the 2015 Hillard B. Huntington Award. This award was established in 1976 by friends and former students of the late Hillard B. Huntington, professor emeritus of Physics. It is awarded at Commencement to an outstanding graduate student in Physics.
The Senate of Vilnius University, Lithuania, unanimously voted ERC Professor Michael Shur, (RPI) as an honorable professor of Vilnius University. Collaborating professor Gintas Tamulaitis from Vilnius said “There was no doubt about it. Nobody else made such a strong direct impact to research at our university as you. Thank you once again.”