1. Optical tools for manufacturing, measuring and monitoring renewable energy generation
a) Optics for Solar cells: Fabrication, characterization and long-term monitoring tools
b) Optics in Wind energy generation.
c) Optics in Geothermal energy harvesting
d) Optics for any other renewable energy generation like thermophotovotlaics etc.
2. Optics in environment and pollution monitoring
a) Instrumentation for measurement of trace gas, airborne particulates, LIDAR technology and LIDAR applications
b) Systems for whole facility emission measurement
c) Emerging application for spectroscopic techniques, such as LIBS, Raman, THz etc and optical non-destructive techniques such as Laser Doppler Anemometry (LDA), Particle image velocimetry (PIV), and holography
d) Optics in earth science and climate change: satellite and remote sensing
e) Broadband spectroscopy of the environment (such as frequency comb spectroscopy, white light generation)
3. Optics in monitoring services related to other industries
a) Optics in the oil and gas industry including optical sensors for flow-line monitoring of pipelines and distribution networks
b) Optics for the mining industry
c) Optics for monitoring underwater structures and marine biology
4. Optics in research in high energy materials
a) Optical techniques to understand novel high energy materials and Combustion processes
b) Optical techniques to detect hazardous materials like TNT, RDX etc.
5. Future emerging technologies
a) YOUR ideas and novel concepts that might provide breakthrough in energy and environmental applications!