Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Solar, lighting, and organic photonics strong at SPIE Optics and Photonics

Abstract:
Comprehensive technical programs in enabling technologies for solar energy and sustainable lighting are slated for the SPIE Optics and Photonics symposium to be held 2-6 August at the San Diego, California, Convention Center.

Solar, lighting, and organic photonics strong at SPIE Optics and Photonics

Bellingham, WA | Posted on July 3rd, 2009

The energy-related programs will be presented along with conferences on nanoscience, photonic devices, and optical engineering. SPIE Optics and Photonics is the largest optics and photonics meeting in North America, annually drawing an international audience of 4,500 industry, academic, and government researchers and developers. Visit the SPIE Optics and Photonics website for complete information.

Conference tracks on solar energy, illumination engineering, and organic photonics and electronics will showcase new research and technologies that address alternative, renewable, and sustainable energy sources:

* solar concentrators
* solar hydrogen
* photovoltaic cell reliability, modules, components, and systems
* thin films for solar and optical applications
* nonimaging optics
* solid state lighting
* organic light-emitting materials and devices (OLEDs)
* liquid crystals
*organic photovoltaics
* organic semiconductors in sensors and bioelectronics
* nanoscale technologies for photovoltaics.

A panel of international R&D experts will discuss commercialization of next-generation solar technologies. Moderators are Loucas Tsakalakos, GE Global Research, and Sean E. Shaheen, Univ. of Denver. The panel will include:

* Harry Atwater, California Institute of Technology
* Christoph Brabec, Konarka
* Sue Carter, Solexant
* Christiana Honsberg, Arizona State Univ.
* Darin W. Laird, Plextronics
* Moritz Riede, Heliatek
* Wladek Walukiewicz, RoseStreet Labs.

Plenary presentations by leaders from industry, academia, and government labs include:

* David Ginley, National Renewable Energy Lab.
* Arvind Shah, Institute of Microtechnology, Univ. of Neuchâtel
* Kazunari Domen, Univ. of Tokyo
* Sarah Kurtz, National Renewable Energy Lab.
* David Eaglesham, First Solar
* Raed Sherif, eSolar
* Tsunemasa Taguchi, Yamaguchi Univ.
* Junji Kido, Yamagata Univ.
* Alan Heeger, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara.

A concentration of companies offering products and systems for solar and energy-efficient technology will be included in a three-day exhibition featuring more than 200 companies overall. Several winners of the 2008 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation -- Daylight Solutions, NoblePeak Vision, Luxtera, and Princetel -- will show their winning projects and the research behind them, in a booth sponsored by SPIE.

An extensive course program will include courses on technical topics such as photovoltaics, illumination engineering, nanotechnology, and fundamental optics, along with business and professional development workshops.

Tzivia Schwartz-Getzug, Executive Director of Jewish World Watch, will speak at a Women in Optics reception about the organization's support of the Solar Cooker Project in Darfur which provides greater safety for refugee camp residents and benefits the environment and the local economy as well.

Among several awards to be given at the event are the Chandra S. Vikram Award in Optical Metrology, to Charles Vest, President of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and President Emeritus of MIT, and the 2009 Gold Medal of the Society, to Richard Hoover of NASA, an SPIE Fellow and Past President.

A two-day SPIEWorks Career Fair will offer an opportunity for employers with jobs to fill and prospective employees to connect with each other. SPIEWorks was recently named to the Top 100 online employment sites by Weddle's Guide.

A panel for students on how to get hired is among numerous networking activities planned for students, early-career professionals, Society members, and other conference attendees.

Conference proceedings manuscripts will be published online in the SPIE Digital Library as soon as approved following the conference. The SPIE Digital Library contains more than 270,000 articles on optics and photonics research, with approximately 20,000 new journal and proceedings articles added each year. Read more about the SPIE Digital Library online.

####

About SPIE
SPIE is the International Society for Optics and Photonics, founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 188,000 constituents from 138 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. In 2008, the Society provided more than $1.9 million in support of scholarships, grants, and other education programs around the world. For more information, visit SPIE.org.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Media contact:
Amy Nelson, Public Relations Manager
Telephone: +1 360 685 5478
Twitter: twitter.com/SPIEtweets

Web: spie.org/pr

Copyright © SPIE

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries: Lithium-sulfur batteries last longer with nanomaterial-packed cathode April 16th, 2014

Aerotech X-Y ball-screw stage for economical high performance Planar positioning April 16th, 2014

Energy Research Facility Construction Project at Brookhaven Lab Wins U.S. Energy Secretary's Achievement Award April 16th, 2014

Malvern reports on the publication of the 1000th peer-reviewed paper to cite NanoSight’s Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, NTA April 16th, 2014

Thin films

Industry Veteran Fergus Clarke Joins Picodeon as CEO: Appointment comes as Picodeon prepares for growth April 8th, 2014

Scalable CVD process for making 2-D molybdenum diselenide: Rice, NTU scientists unveil CVD production for coveted 2-D semiconductor April 8th, 2014

High-quality nanometric bilayers prepared by aqueous solutions March 26th, 2014

A new concept for manufacturing wrinkling patterns on hard-nano-film/soft-matter-substrate March 24th, 2014

Chip Technology

Scientists open door to better solar cells, superconductors and hard-drives: Research enhances understanding of materials interfaces April 14th, 2014

Obducat has launched a new generation of SINDRE® Nano Imprint production system April 11th, 2014

Scientists in Singapore develop novel ultra-fast electrical circuits using light-generated tunneling currents April 10th, 2014

Clean Shot at Manufacturing Course…For Less April 9th, 2014

Announcements

Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries: Lithium-sulfur batteries last longer with nanomaterial-packed cathode April 16th, 2014

Aerotech X-Y ball-screw stage for economical high performance Planar positioning April 16th, 2014

Energy Research Facility Construction Project at Brookhaven Lab Wins U.S. Energy Secretary's Achievement Award April 16th, 2014

Malvern reports on the publication of the 1000th peer-reviewed paper to cite NanoSight’s Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, NTA April 16th, 2014

Events/Classes

Engineers develop new materials for hydrogen storage April 15th, 2014

Near-field Nanophotonics Workshop in Boston April 14th, 2014

LetiDays Grenoble to Present Multiple Perspectives on Development, Challenges and Markets for the IoT April 14th, 2014

Iran to Hold 2nd National Conference on Nanotechnology in Power, Energy Industries April 13th, 2014

Solar/Photovoltaic

A molecular approach to solar power: Switchable material could harness the power of the sun — even when it’s not shining April 15th, 2014

Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells: Photovoltaic solar-panel windows could be next for your house April 14th, 2014

Scientists open door to better solar cells, superconductors and hard-drives: Research enhances understanding of materials interfaces April 14th, 2014

Better solar cells, better LED light and vast optical possibilities April 12th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE







  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE