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Upcoming EventsMay 20, 2013
Professor Partha Dutta is invited by the National Academy of Sciences to participate in a workshop in Washington, DC. Prof. Dutta's panel is tasked with developing a report with recommendations for a strategy to develop a sustainable, long-term collaborative program between the U.S. and China in the area of energy and environment based on fundamental materials research at the nanoscale.June 5, 2013
The 5th Annual Review/NSF Site Visit will be held in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies at RPI. By invitation only. Please contact Diane Veros for more information.
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
Research Experience for Teachers More informationSustainability Volunteer Project
The Smart Lighting ERC is collaborating with RPI facilities management and undergraduate student volunteers to improve the efficiency of lighting across the RPI campus and increase campus awareness about the energy sustainability of LED bulbs. The first phase of the project was the bulb replacement project in the Darrin Communications Center (DCC). The second phase will be to add daylighting controls to further optimize energy efficiency.
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.
In the News
May 16, 2013
ERC students and professors Chow, Wetzel and Karlicek publish ground-breaking research titled "Monolithic integration of light-emitting diodes and power metal-oxide semiconductor channel high-electron-mobility transistors for light-emitting power integrated circuits in GaN on sapphire substrate," in Applied Physics Letters. See the full paper at doi:10.1063/1.4807125
May 15, 2013
Prof. Robert Karlicek gives an invited talk titled, "Smart Lighting – Lighting Systems that Think at the Smart Lighting 2013 Conference held in Frankfurt, Germany.
May 10, 2013
Control systems expert and ERC faculty member Sandipan Mishra has won a Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Silvia Mioc, ERC Innovation Director, presented an overview of the Smart Lighting Center at the meeting of the Springfiled, MA IEEE Section.
April 24, 2013
Alex Dumitrescu, an ECSE RPI student and ERC Sustainability Club member, won first place for undergraduates at the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology's second-annual student competition, held in Albany, NY. Alex took home a first place prize of $1500. Congratulations Alex!
April 24, 2013
Smart Lighting ERC and Light Think University launch Ready to Step Into the Light during LIGHTFAIR International in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Prof. Detlef Hommel, from the University of Bremen, Germany, presents at the Smart Lighting ERC Speaker Series: "InGaN quantum dots - from LEDs to single photon sources"
March 13, 2013
Smart Lighting ERC Director Bob Karlicek gave a keynote talk titled "Packaging Innovation: The Key to the Future of Solid State Lighting" at the 9th International Conference and Exhibition on Device Packaging (iMAPS), Scottsdale, AZ, USA.
ERC student Li Jia and Professor Radke's paper, titled "Using Time-of-Flight Measurements for Privacy-Preserving Tracking in a Smart Room", appeared online in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.
|Before – Halogen Bulbs||After – with new LEDs|
|75 Watts per Bulb||15 Watts per Bulb|
|3,000 Hours Lifetime (~4 months)||50,000 Hours Lifetime (~6 years)|