Light, Energy and the Environment Congress

Light, Energy and the Environment Congress

14 - 17 November 2016
Kongresshalle am Zoo, Leipzig, Germany

This comprehensive Congress examines the frontiers in the development of optical technologies for energy production, transmission, monitoring and use.  This year the use of optical and photonics approaches to monitor both energy usage and the effect of energy production on the environment will be augmented by the addition of topical meetings on Fourier transform spectroscopy and hyperspectral sensing.  This Congress is designed to bring together researchers, engineers, and managers to foster timely information exchange between the disciplines involved in these fields.

Shuji Nakamura, Univ. of California Santa Barbara, USA
The Invention of High Efficient Blue LEDs and Future Lighting

Kenneth Baldwin, Australian National University, Australia, General Chair and OSA Board of Meetings

Ralf B. Wehrspohn, Fraunhofer IMWS , Halle, Germany, General Chair

Andreas Tünnermann, Fraunhofer IOF, Jena, Germany, General Chair

Alexander Sprafke, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, Local Organizing Committee Chair/General Co-Chair
Hotel Reservation 12 October 2016
Advanced Registration 17 October 2016
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 26 October 2016 12:00 EDT
Conference Welcome Reception
Monday, 14 November, 18:30 - 20:00
Location to be Announced

Industry Panel
Tuesday, 15 November, 17:30 - 19:00
Kongresshalle am Zoo

Renewable energy systems are finally on a global economic rise, exceeding combined new build fossil generation for the first in 2015. Still there is a long way to go, as renewable energies (including hydro) contribute less than a quarter of the worldwide overall energy capacity. In this panel discussion, we will hear different perspectives from politics, research and industry on the status and future of renewable energies and approaches to accelerate market penetration. 

Munin Amin, RWE International SE, Germany
Jörg Bagdahn, Fraunhofer Center for Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics, Germany
Hans-Josef Fell, Energy Watch Group, Germany
Bongyoung Yoo, Hanyang University, South Korea

Facilitated by Kenneth Baldwin, ANU Energy Change Institute, Australia