Ongoing Events

Smart Lighting Sustainability Club

Please join us every Tuesday at 5pm, in CII 7128

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

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Research Experience for Teachers

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Synthesizing Light for the Benefit of Humanity

Imagine a world where efficient, digital lighting makes us healthier and more productive, produces significant energy savings, and provides wireless, optical access to the internet. The Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center is developing new technologies and applications to change the way society uses lighting.

Upcoming Events

November 6-8, 2014

Smart Lighting ERC Director Bob Karlicek is the International Chairman of the 11th China International Forum on Solid State Lighting, and will be presenting an invited talk at the conference, to be held in Guangzhou, China on Nov. 6-8, 2014. The focus of the conference is the "Application of Lighting in the Internet Era."

Latest News/Events

September, 2014

Two ERC graduate students, Mark Durniak and Sagar Ray were selected to be honored as Founders Award of Excellence recipients at Rensselaer's 21st Annual Honors Convocation to be held October 21, 2014. The Founders Award is given to only 1% of RPI students who embody qualities of creativity, discovery, leadership, and the values of pride and responsibility at Rensselaer.


ERC Graduate Student Octavio Perez was awarded a Scholarship of $1,250 to attend the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America's 2014 Annual Conference to be held in Pittsburgh, PA.

September 22-24, 2014

The Smart Lighting ERC is a sponsor/exhibitor at the SSL Ecosystem 2014: Lighting in the Information Age conference, September 22-24, 2014 in Cambridge Massachusetts. Boston University ERC Students will also give special demonstrations on "Visible Light Communications Using LED Luminaires"

September, 2014
University of New Mexico ERC student, Mottaleb Hossain was appointed as the Associate Vice President of the student membership by the IEEE Photonics Society for 2014-2015. Mottaleb will work with the Society to empower students to become effective leaders and active community members within the Society and the photonics community at large.

September 10, 2014

The Smart Lighting ERC hosted a reception celebrating a generous donation of a cutting-edge oscilloscope from Keysight Technologies Inc. 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Low Center for Industrial Innovation, Room 7003.

August 19, 2014

Smart Lighting professor and associate director Thomas D.C. Little is invited to speak at the founding conference for Visible Light Communication in China on August 27-28, 2014.

August 10, 2014

Smart Lighting director Bob Karlicek is quoted in NewScientist Magazine about the applications of advanced sensing systems in Street Lighting.

August 4, 2014

The Smart Lighting ERC hosts Dr. Shiv Kalyanaraman, Chief Scientist with IBM Research Australia for his presentation titled, Energy meets Smarter Transportation: The Energy-Transportation Nexus & Personalized Public Transportation.

Past News/Events