New Horticulture Light Modules Accelerate Indoor Plant-Growth Research
Troy, NY (May 6. 2019) – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) today announced new lighting modules being developed at the Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) Center in collaboration with the Greenhouse Lighting & Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium, showing real promise for advanced control over the spectral distribution of color-mixing lights for horticulture research.
LESA Center Featured in Illuminating Engineering Society Faculty Showcase
LESA faculty and researchers provide insights and expertise into the groundbreaking research being done at the Center on the topics of cognition, VLC communication, efficient buildings, plant science and healthcare in a recent IES faculty showcase video series. To find out what differentiates LESA from other research facilities, watch the segments here.
Former GE Global Research Sr. Scientist Peter Bonitatibus Newest LESA Faculty Researcher
(Troy, New York) The LESA Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is proud to announce the addition of Rensselaer Professor Peter Bonitatibus from the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology as its newest faculty researcher.
Creating Healthier Spaces with ‘Smarter’ Disinfecting LEDs
–The convergence of continuous disinfection and IoT/Connected Technologies to be focus of presentation at 2019 Strategies in Light 20th Anniversary Conference–
Troy, NY (February 25, 2019) – Imagine the lighting in a food processing facility detecting the presence of E. coli, or lighting in a gym detecting MRSA, or lighting in a kitchen detecting salmonella. Then imagine that lighting system safely and effectively targeting and killing those deadly germs. The promising new frontier of smart technologies optimizing the antibacterial capacity of LEDs will be the focus of a presentation by two experts in the field.
LESA Researcher First to Receive DOE Manufacturing Innovator Challenge Award
(Troy, New York) Rensselaer doctoral graduate and LESA researcher Michael Deagen (’18) is the winner of the 2019 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Manufacturing Innovator Challenge competition for crowdsourced solid-state lighting (SSL) manufacturing concepts. The Manufacturing Innovator Challenge competition is a new contest launched by the DOE last October and Deagen is the first recipient for his submission entitled, “Layer-by-Layer Stamping for Developing Next-Generation Optical Waveguides.”