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Smart Lighting Sustainability Club

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Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

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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

Feb 11-12, 2015 - 6th Annual Smart Lighting ERC Industry - Academia Days

Latest News/Events

December 3, 2014

Jed Dorsheimer of Canaccord Genuity will present a talk titled "From Bulbs to Bits: Impact and analysis of the digitization of the lighting industry" as part of the Smart Lighting ERC's Industrial Speaker Series. Details

November 12-13, 2014

Smart Lighting ERC Deputy Director Partha Dutta discusses the future of Smart Lighting at the 9th Annual DOE SSL workshop held in Detroit, MI.

November 13, 2014

Smart Lighting ERC Director Bob Karlicek is presenting "Lighting Systems that Think - Towards Autonomous Lighting Optimization and Control" at the 2014 Holst Symposium, organized by Philips Research and held at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

November 7, 2014

Two ERC students advised by Dr. Kofi Nyarko from Morgan State University showcase their work on Visible Light Communication at the White House's first ever Maker Faire. Read more...

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."

October 30, 2014

ERC Professors Susan Sanderson and Ken Simons publish a new study of the LED lighting industry's emergence that tells the story behind the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics and much more, revealing a half-century-long process involving many tens of thousand of researchers and technological and industrial twists and turns. Free download through December 5, or at Science Direct.

October 25, 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 on October 25, 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.

October 9, 2014

Smart Lighting ERC Director Bob Karlicek is an invited panelist for a discussion of smart lighting systems and the industrial internet at GE's Minds and Machines 2014 Conference.

October 2, 2014

Tessa Pocock, ERC Senior Research Scientist, gives an invited talk titled "Trip the Light Fantastic" for the Biology Department's Research Seminar Program at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.


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.

Past News/Events