Optics and Photonics for Energy & the Environment (E2)

Optics and Photonics for Energy & the Environment (E2)

02 - 05 November 2015
Soochow University Dushu Lake Campus, Suzhou, China

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.

Topic Categories

1. Optics and Photonics in Environment and Pollution Monitoring
2. Optics and Photonics in Monitoring Services Related to Industries
3. Optics and Photonics in Research on Energy Applications

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Keynote Speaker

Wenqing Liu, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China

Ulrich Platt, Heidelberg University, Germany

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Arthur Dogariu
Princeton University
United States

Program Chair
Frans J. Harren
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Program Chair
Jianguo Liu
Anhui Inst Optics & Fine Mech, CAS

Program Chair

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Schedule at a glance
Marcus L.E. Alden, Lunds Tekniska Hogskola, Sweden, Invited

Dietrich Althausen, Institute for Tropospheric Research, Germany, Invited

L.-F. Chen, CAS Inst of Remote Sensing Application, China, Invited

Weidong Chen, Universite du Littoral, France, Invited

Lukas Emmenegger, EMPA, Switzerland, Invited

Shanhui Fan, Stanford University, United States, Invited

Aamir Farooq, King Abdullah Univ of Sci & Technology, Saudi Arabia, Invited

David Griffith, University of Wollongong, Australia, Invited

Hamid Reza Khalesifard, Inst for Advanced Studies in Basic Sci, Iran, Invited

Hiroaki Kuze, Chiba University, Japan, Invited

Cheng Liu, University of Science and Tech of China, China, Invited

Xiong Liu, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr for Astrophysics, United States, Invited

Houston Miller, George Washington University, United States, Invited

Sean O'Byrne, University of New South Wales, Australia, Time-resolved Temperature and Number Density Measurements in a Repetitively Pulsed Nanosecond Discharge, Invited

Brian Orr, Macquarie University, Australia, Invited

Pavel Polynkin, University of Arizona, United States, Invited

Jean-Pierre van Helden, Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science & T, Germany, Invited

Jirong Yu, NASA Langley Research Center, United States, Invited

Weidong Zhou, Institute of optics, zhejiang Normal uni, China, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Daily Lunches

Daily lunches are included with all technical registration. This is an excellent time to continue to network with your colleagues and continue discussions on the latest research. Location and times of the lunches will be on the onsite program.


Plenary and Keynote Sessions

The Light, Energy and the Environment Congress will feature one Joint Plenary session and four Joint Keynote Sessions.  Don’t miss the leaders of the different disciplines give innovative talks.    

Poster Previews

Monday, 2 November, 13:30 – 14:00 
Tuesday, 3 November, 09:15 - 09:45 and 13:30 – 14:00

There are three poster preview sessions taking place before the Tuesday Poster Session. These sessions allow each poster presenter to have a few minutes to highlight their research to the entire Congress and give the attendees a quick, concise look at the poster before interacting with authors.  

Congress Banquet

Monday, 2 November, 19:30 – 21:00

Kick-off the congress and join your fellow attendees for the Congress Banquet. Come and taste the local cuisine. The reception is open to all full congress attendees. Congress attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.     

Joint Poster Session: JTu5A

Wednesday, 3 November, 18:30 – 20:00

Poster presentations offer an effective way to communicate new research findings and provide a venue for lively and detailed discussion between presenters and interested viewers. Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss current research one-on-one with the presenters.  

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