Optics for Solar Energy (SOLAR)

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

Resources: Committee

The Technical Program Committee Members are integral to the success of the meeting. As a volunteer you dedicate countless hours contacting colleagues to encourage submissions and reviewing papers. On behalf of OSA, its Board, and its entire staff, we extend enormous gratitude to the members of the Optics for Solar Energy (SOLAR) Technical Program Committee.

Call for Papers Opens 3/72014
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 3 September 2014, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Peer Review
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Online Program Planner Available
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant 3 September 2014
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 12 November 2014, 12:00 EST (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By
Register for the Meeting By 4 November 2014
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 2 December - 5 December 2014

How to be Effective

  • Volunteer to preside
  • Assist during invitation process
  • Score all papers (excluding conflicts)
  • Volunteer to blog
  • Promote meeting
  • Encourage your peers to complete a submission for the meeting.
  • Mark your calendar and save dedicated time for the paper review process.  
  • To promote the meeting, solicit and encourage contributed papers
  • Suggest candidates for invited speakers
  • Support and adhere to meeting deadlines
  • Review and score submissions to help determine which submissions should be accepted for presentation
  • Support chairs’ effort to solicit funds from granting agencies and corporations.
  • Attend the meeting and participate in on-site wrap-up meetings


All documents listed below are located in the Resource Center on Sharepoint.

  • Chairs’ Manual
  • Fundraising Grant Information
  • Exhibit and Sponsorship Information
  • Peer Review Instructions
  • Scheduling Instructions

Program Chair

César Domínguez, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, France
Wojciech Lipinski, Australian National University, Australia
Takashi Yabe, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


Armin Aberle, Solar Energy Research Institute, Singapore
Chih-Hao Chang, North Carolina State University, United States
Vernie Everett, Australian National University, Australia
Gilles Flamant, Centre National Recherche Scientifique, France
Jesse Frantz, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States
Philip Gleckman, Areva Solar, United States
Pınar Menguc, Özyeğin Universitesi, Turkey
Yoshiaki Nakano, University of Tokyo, Japan
Peter Nitz, Fraunhofer Inst Solar Energy Systems, Germany
Ioannis Papakonstantinou, University College London, United Kingdom
Laurent Pilon, University of California Los Angeles, United States
Akiba Segal, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Elizabeth Thomsen, Australian National University, Australia
Satoshi Wada, RIKEN, Japan
Alan Weimer, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States
Yong-Hang Zhang, Arizona State University, United States
Li Zhu, Tianjin University, China