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Better Building Management with LESA Solar Heat Gain Sensors

(TROY, NY) LESA researchers have found that by simply measuring reflected light in a building, it is possible to estimate solar heat gain from daylight. […]

LESA Participates in Panel at the New York State Capitol

Representatives from RPI’s Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA) Center  participated in a recent panel discussion held by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York or CICU at the State Capitol  to inform legislators on the importance of on-going State sponsored funding for higher education in New York. […]

3MT® Competition Winner Doctoral Candidate @LESA

LESA doctoral candidate Prachi Sharma (’18) who placed first in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition held as part of RPI’s 2nd Annual Graduate Research Symposium in 2017, has gone on to place 2nd at the Northeastern Association Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) regional 3MT® -automatically qualifying her for inclusion in the national competition in Washington, D.C., to be held in December.


Greenhouse Lighting Research Helps Shape Future Farming @LESA

LESA Senior Researcher and plant physiologist Tessa Pocock was asked to participate as an expert on greenhouse lighting in a recent panel discussion for agricultural business owners and local farmers hosted by New York Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner.  The ‘Ag-Tech Roundtable’ was part of a larger initiative aimed at creating an open dialog of finding solutions to modern agriculture problems affecting crop production, efficient and sustainable farming methods, best-practices and industry insights.

Researchers Solve LED Packing Problem @LESA

LESA Center Director Robert Karlicek proposed a challenge: Find a way to produce large sheets of precisely oriented unpackaged LEDs without having to pick up and place each one at a time.  […]


LESA Director Dr. Robert Karlicek and Center Researcher Dr. Shayla Sawyer Participate in RPI Red Talk

Robert Karlicek presented on Urban Ecotones
Shayla Sawyer presented on the Jefferson Project
To watch the talk, click here.

LESA Center cited in Indoor AgTech article

To read the article, click here.

LESA Director Dr. Robert Karlicek interviewed on The Health Hub ‘The Role Lighting can Play in Improving Health Outcomes’

To listen to the broadcast, click here.
To review the Health & Wellbeing paper referenced, click here.


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