October 12, 2011
Jason Eichenholz, CTO, Ocean Optics, spoke about “Spectral Sensing – Seeing More Than Your Eye Can See” as part of the Industrial Speaker Series.
February 8, 2011
Second Annual Smart Lighting ERC Industry – Academia Day
The second annual Industry-Academia Day for the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center was held at Boston University on February 8, 2011. Researchers and graduate students from three core partner institutions, Rensselaer, Boston University, and the University of New Mexico, gathered to discuss research and advances in smart lighting systems, sources, sensors, and controls. Presentations from invited speakers, a poster session and BU laboratory tours were also part of the agenda. A Strategic Planning Retreat followed the public day. The event was attended by representatives from 30 industrial organizations, including member companies. Together, about 130 people filled to capacity the 9th floor venue of BU’s Photonics Center.
February 25, 2011
Dr. Partha Dutta, Smart Lighting ERC Deputy Director, was a guest speaker at the Nitride Seminar Series at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spoke on “High Efficiency Phosphors for Full Spectrum Solid State Lighting Technologies”. Read More
March 24, 2011
A seminar titled “The Four Pillars of Successful Startups – and Where to Go from There” in the Entrepreneurial Series was presented at core partner University of New Mexico.
Topic: The Four Pillars of Successful Startups – and Where to Go from There – What every entrepreneur needs to know about building a sustainable company”, Barbara Kline, The Breakthrough Center.
Abstract: There are four pillars upon which successful startups are based: passion, leadership, adequate funding and technical savvy. But startups have to grow – or die. Ms. Kline will discuss how these Four Pillars interact – in theory and with examples – to create a viable venture, as well as the steps necessary to make sure the company is well positioned to take the next step – 2nd Stage Growth.
March 31, 2011
The first joint seminar with the Center for Future Energy Systems and the Lighting Research Center was held at Rensselaer. James Gaines from Philips Lighting talked about “Solid State Lighting – White Light for General Illumination”. Read More
April 26, 2011
Professor Partha Dutta, center deputy director, speaks about Scalable Manufacturing and Business Challenges in Nanotechnology at the MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco. He will also be part of an almost full-day special forum discussion on Thursday, April 28, that will close the conference. The topic of discussion will be: “How to start and grow a successful start-up company, a survival kit for entrepreneurs” Conference Information
April 28, 2011
The Smart Lighting ERC welcomes Epistar as the latest industrial member.
May 5, 2011
The ERC welcomes Silicon Core Technologies as an Affiliate Member.
May 17, 2011
The National Associated Press published a story on LEDs and the Light Fair trade show held in Philadelphia, which quotes Bob Karlicek, director of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center. The story was featured in a variety of publications including Wall Street Journal, CBS, ABC, and NPR.
July 15, 2011
The Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center successfully passed its NSF third-year renewal site review!
July 25, 2011
ERC holds workshop at the High Impact Technology Exchange Conference
Smart Lighting ERC Education Director Ken Connor held a Mobile Studio Workshop at the High Impact Technology Exchange Conference in San Francisco, CA. Mobile Studio enables hands-on exploration of STEM education principles, devices, and systems utilizing a small, inexpensive ($150) mobile hardware and software platform. When connected to a PC, it provides functionality similar to standard lab equipment (oscilloscope, function generator, etc.). It can also be programmed to provide smart functionality (e.g., to control the states of digital outputs by monitoring analog signals). Additional information can be found here.
HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technical education where technical educators, counselors, industry professionals, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with Educating America’s Technical Workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation’s economy.
September 12, 2011
Professor Satoshi Kamiyama, Meijo University, spoke about New Materials and Technologies for White LEDs.
September 14, 2011
Leo Schowalter, CTO, Crystal IS spoke about Improved Performance UV LEDs, in the kickoff event of the Industrial Speaker Series which is in its second year.
October 6, 2011
Robert Casper, Camille Dan Family Research Chair, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto and SAB member spoke about Shift Work: The Dark Side of Light, as part of the Industrial Speaker Series.
October 7, 2011
Tomoko Akai, Leader of the Advanced Glass Group, AIST, Japan spoke about Sustainable Lighting: New Requirements, as part of the Industrial Speaker Series.
October 14, 2011
Patrick Masson, CTO, UMassOnline spoke about Collaboration and Fostering Co-creation through the use of enterprise wikis, as part of the Industrial Speaker Series.
November 7, 2011
ERC’s Boston University professor Hatice Altug article on “Large-Scale Plasmonic Microarrays for Label-Free High-Throughput Screening”, was featured on the cover of Lab on a Chip. Publication
November 9, 2011
Suppression of Non-Radiative Auger Processes, Dr. Alexander L. Efros, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC. Flyer
November 16, 2011
The Bright Future of Smart Lighting, Presented by Dr. Francis Rubinstein, Lead, Lighting Research Group, Building Technology Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as part of the Industrial Tutorial Series. Flyer