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Nadarajah Narendran, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Director, Graduate Programs in Lighting

Ph.D., Physics, University of Rhode Island

Research interests:
Solid-state lighting, LED packaging, testing and evaluation methods, lighting applications

Dr. Narendran leads a team that conducts research and educational programs to accelerate the development and market transformation of solid-state lighting technology.

Professional memberships:
  • Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
  • SPIE

  • Rensselaer’s William H. Wiley Distinguished Faculty Award, 2012
  • Fellow, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
  • Taylor Technical Talent Award (Best Technical Paper)
  • PEW Teaching Leadership Award

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