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Upcoming Events Calendar





LESA Seminar Series
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Key Challenges to Sports LED Lighting
Dr. Walt Owen
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Eaton Ephesus Lighting

Walt Owens received his Ph.D. from the University of Vermont in Mechanical Engineering. His research on thermal mitigation for space vehicles is published in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and was completed in partnership with NASA and AFOSR. He began working as a mechanical design engineer at Ephesus Lighting in 2015. Within his first year at Ephesus, Walt has filed four patents related to his innovative designs.

DOE SSL Technology Development Workshop
Nov 16 – Nov 17 all-day

Stop by our booth at this event and learn more about LESA Research.

LESA SEMINAR SERIES – Lighting Structures and Habitats Underwater for Sensing, Communications, and Robotics
Nov 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Lighting Structures and Habitats Underwater for Sensing, Communications, and Robotics
David Fries
Interdisciplinary Senior Scientist
Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition

David Fries’ technical interests include the development of microsystems and robotics/automation for sensing applications, advanced sensor development and mobile robotic systems for field applications. He is an entrepreneur, having founded the companies Spyglass Technologies and Micro Patterning, the non-profit SciFlies, and was an original member of the University of South Florida’s Center for Ocean Technology. He was the university’s inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence, and held simultaneous positions in the Colleges of Marine Science and Engineering and Arts. He has 35 patents issued, 12 technologies licensed, and over 60 publications in oceanography, analytical chemistry, ocean technology, biotechnology, chemistry, micro-technology, electronics and robotics. He has held a past appointment at Sandia National Laboratories/Lockheed Martin in the nuclear weapons program and defense aerospace and holds a BS in Chemistry (University of Pittsburgh) and a MS in Chemistry (University of South Florida).

Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition
Institute for Human & Machine Cognition is a not-for-profit research institute of the State University System of Florida, with locations in Pensacola and Ocala, Florida. IHMC scientists and engineers investigate a broad range of topics related to building technological systems aimed at amplifying and extending human cognitive, physical and perceptual capacities. These include artificial intelligence, robotics, human-centered computing, agile and distributed computing and many related areas.

For series details contact: Dr. Silvia Mioc, Director of Industrial Collaborations,, 518-276-4010.

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