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Troy, N.Y. -  7/28/2017

Rensselaer to Host CORM/ISCC Technical Conference on Lighting Research and Measurement

In collaboration with the Lighting Research Center (LRC), the Council for Optical Radiation Measurements and Inter-Society Color Council (CORM/ISCC) Joint Technical Conference will be held from July 30 to August 2, 2017 at Rensselaer. Conference themes include solid-state lighting, optics, and research activities at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada.

Rensselaer Professor Mariana Figueiro will deliver the keynote Franc Grum Memorial Lecture, “Measuring and Applying Circadian Light in the Field” and LRC researcher John Bullough will moderate and present in one of the sessions. LRC graduate student Rohan Nagare will also make a presentation in a special session for emerging professionals.

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

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.