Optics and Photonics for Energy & the Environment (E2)

Light, Energy and the Environment Congress

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,


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Brian Orr
Macquarie University

Program Chair
Liu Wenqing
Anhui Inst of Optics Fine Mechanics

Program Chair
Gerard Wysocki
Princeton University
United States

Program Chair

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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

Paolo De Natale,  Istituto Nazionale di Ottica and LENS, Florence, Italy, Invited
Arthur Dogariu,  Princeton University, USA, Invited
Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem,  University of Adelaide, Australia, Invited
Andrew Feitz,  Geoscience Australia, Canberra, Invited
Aleksandra Foltynowicz,  University of Umeå, Sweden, Invited
Stephen Gibson,  Australian National University, Australia, Invited
Charles Harb,  University  of NSW, Canberra, Australia, Invited
Frans Harren,  Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands, Invited
Arthur Hartog,  Schlumberger Fibre-Optic Technology Centre, Southampton, UK, Invited
Yabai He,  National Measurement Institute, Sydney, Australia, Invited
Dayong Jin,  Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, Invited
Adrian Keating,  University of Western Australia, Australia, Invited
Sunil Khijwania,  Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India, Invited
Tim McIntyre,  University of Queensland, Australia, Invited
Graham Nathan,  University of Adelaide, Australia, Invited
Sean O'Byrne,  University of NSW, Canberra, Australia, Invited
Frances Phillips,  University of Wollongong, Australia, Invited
Stan Sander,  JPL, Pasadena, USA, Invited
Daniel Shaddock,  Australian National University, Australia, Invited      
Ramesh C. Sharma,  Laser Science and Technology Centre, New Delhi, India, Invited
Craig Smith  EOS Space Systems Pty Ltd, Australia, Invited
Rodney Tucker,  University of Melbourne, Australia, Invited
G. Vaitheeswaran,  University of Hyderabad, India, Invited
Pinhua Xie,  Anhui Institute of Optics & Fine Mechanics, Hefei, China, Invited
Xiaoke Yi,  University of Sydney, Australia, Invited
Jiron Yu,  NASA Langley Space Center, USA, Invited

Congress Special Events

Plenary Session
Friday, 5 December
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
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.

Joint Poster Sessions
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.

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