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Troy, N.Y. -  3/8/2013

Nadarajah Narendran to deliver keynote at NYS solid-state lighting conference

Rensselaer’s Lighting Research Center professor and director of research Nadarajah Narendran will deliver the keynote address at this morning’s New York State Solid State Lighting Manufacturing and Controls Conference, held in Newburgh, N.Y., and presented by the Center for Global Advanced Manufacturing. Dr. Narendran’s presentation, “SSL Transformation: Rethinking Edison’s Legacy to Create a New Lighting Future,” will explore how Thomas Edison’s lighting and electrical infrastructure innovations resulted in a societal transformation in the early 20th century, and how solid-state lighting today can transform lighting yet again by changing the way we illuminate our spaces. His talk will include a discussion of state-of-the-art LED technology and how new infrastructure concepts can lead to market success for solid-state lighting. For more info, visit http://nysslconference.eventbrite.com/.

 


About the Lighting Research Center
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the world's leading center for lighting research and education. Established in 1988 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the LRC conducts research in light and human health, transportation lighting and safety, solid-state lighting, energy efficiency, and plant health. LRC lighting scientists with multidisciplinary expertise in research, technology, design, and human factors, collaborate with a global network of leading manufacturers and government agencies, developing innovative lighting solutions for projects that range from the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to U.S. Navy submarines to hospital neonatal intensive-care units. In 1990, the LRC became the first university research center to offer graduate degrees in lighting and today, offers a M.S. in lighting and a Ph.D. to educate future leaders in lighting. Learn more at www.lrc.rpi.edu.

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America's first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, 32 research centers, more than 145 academic programs, and a dynamic community made up of more than 7,900 students and more than 100,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration.