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Tuesday, July 15, 2003

N. Narendran elected Fellow of IESNA

LRC Director of Research Nadarajah Narendran, Ph.D., recently received the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America’s (IESNA) 2003 Fellow designation. The designation is given annually to a member of the society who has made a valuable contribution to the society’s technical activities and to the illumination science and engineering profession. Dr. Narendran was chosen as a Fellow for his pioneering research and educational activities in the area of solid-state lighting. He was also cited for his leadership in bridging the science of solid-state lighting to mainstream lighting applications.

“Dr. Narendran is the international leader in the evaluation and application of solid-state lighting,” said Russ Leslie, associate director of the LRC. “His objective evaluations and numerous lectures, papers, and classes are a stimulus to the advances in advanced lighting technologies.”

Dr. Narendran will be honored with the Fellow pin in August during the IESNA Annual Conference in Chicago. He is the fourth LRC faculty member to receive the honor, along with Peter Boyce, Russ Leslie, and Mark Rea.

Dr. Narendran joined the LRC in 1996 and holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Rhode Island. As director of research, he is responsible for managing the LRC’s research staff and directing research projects. As a faculty member in the School of Architecture, Dr. Narendran teaches “Physics of Light” in the graduate education program and oversees graduate student thesis projects. He is the author of more than 50 articles related to light sources, LEDs, and fiber-optic systems, and he holds several U.S. patents. Dr. Narendran has chaired several conferences, and has reviewed proposals and papers for professional societies and government agencies. He is serving as a conference chair for next month’s Third Annual Conference on Solid State Lighting, hosted by the International Society for Optical Engineering.


About the LRC

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is the leading university-based research center devoted to lighting. Founded in 1988, the Lighting Research Center has built an international reputation as a trusted and reliable source for objective information about lighting technologies, applications, and products. Its mission is to advance the effective use of light and create a positive legacy of change for society and the environment



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