Optics and Photonics for Energy & the Environment (E2)



Optics and Photonics for Energy & the Environment (E2)

02 - 05 December 2014
Energy Change Institute, Australian National University, Canberra , Australia

E2 focuses on monitoring and controlling the generation of energy and its impact on the environment. The conference will showcase optical techniques and instrumentation used in monitoring, sensing, and transmitting information relating to energy and the environment. It will bring together people from industry, university, and government to address environmental impacts of energy production and policies to guide its management. Special emphasis will be on sensor devices for energy, environment, and pollution monitoring, energy usage and transmission (including smart grid technology), and energy efficiency in industry.

E2 Keynote

James G. AndersonJames G. Anderson
Anderson Group
Harvard University, USA,

Keynote

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Brian Orr
Macquarie University
Australia

Program Chair
Liu Wenqing
Anhui Inst of Optics Fine Mechanics
China

Program Chair
Gerard Wysocki
Princeton University
United States

Program Chair

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IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract and Summary Submission 3 September 2014 12:00 EDT
Abstract and Summary Submission 3 September 2014
Advanced Registration 4 November 2014 00:00 EST
Advanced Registration 4 November 2014
Steven Chu, Stanford University, USA, Plenary
 


 
James G. Anderson, Anderson Group, Harvard University, USA, Keynote





Toshihiko Iwasaki, Konica Minolta, Japan, Keynote





Martin Green,  University of South Wales, Australia, Keynote




Roland Winston, University of California Merced, USA, Keynote





Zeyad Alwahabi, University of Adelaide, Australia, Invited

Martin Ams, Macquarie University, Australia, Invited

Ronald Cohen, University of California Berkeley, United States, Invited

Paolo De Natale, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (CNR), Italy, Invited

Arthur Dogariu, Princeton University, United States, Invited

Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, University of Adelaide, Australia, Invited

Andrew Feitz, Geoscience Australia, Australia, Invited

Aleksandra Foltynowicz-Matyba, Umea Universitet, Sweden, Invited

Stephen Gibson, Australian National University, Australia, Invited

David Griffith, University of Wollongong, Australia, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Plenary Session
Friday, 5 December
09:00 -10:00

Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Stanford University.  His research program encompasses atomic physics, quantum electronics, energy and energy economics, and biophysics and biomedicine that tests fundamental theories in physics, the development of methods to laser cool and trap atoms, atom interferometry, and the study of polymers and biological systems at the single molecule level.  For his work developing the theory of laser cooling of atoms, he was co-recipient the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997.  From January 2009 until April 2013, Dr. Chu served as the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy, being the first scientist to hold a cabinet position.  For more information on the Plenary speaker see the plenary page

Congress Reception
Tuesday, 2 December
University House, Great Hall & Gardens
18:30 - 19:30

Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest. (Times subject to change. Please check your Congress program)

Joint Poster Session
Wednesday, 3 December
18:30 - 20:00
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

Congress Banquet
Thursday, 4 December
National Museum of Australia
19:00 - 21:00

This will be a ticketed event.  Please check back for updates and details on the Congress Banquet.

The National Museum of Australia is a social history museum. The Museum explores the land, nation and people of Australia. It focuses on Indigenous histories and cultures, histories of European settlement and our interaction with the environment.  Visit the The National Museum of Australia's website for information and details.

Energy Policy Session
Thursday, 4 December
16:30 - 17:30
Abstracts are being sought for a special session on energy policy to be held from 16.30 – 17.30 on Thursday 4th December.  This session would immediately precede the Discussion Panel Forum on “the Future of Energy with Light” from 17.30 – 19.00.   Topics for presentation in the special policy session will include energy economics, sociology and policy aspects related to the deployment of energy technology.
 
Discussion Panel Forum
Thursday, 4 December
17:30 - 19:000
 
A plenary Discussion Panel Forum on “the Future of Energy with Light” will be held from 17.30 – 19.00 on Thursday 4th December.  The panel members are:

  • Professor Ken Baldwin (Director, ANU ECI - moderator)
  • Professor Steve Chu (Stanford, and former Energy Secretary to President Obama)
  • Hans-Josef Fell (architect of renewable energy policy in the German Parliament)
  • Professor Armin Aberle (Director, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore)
  • Dr. Charlie Wang (CEO of Suncore, China)
  • Professor Andrew Blakers (Director, Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems, ANU ECI)

The discussion panel will be followed by the Congress dinner at the National Museum of Australia – 7.30 for 8.00 pm.
 



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