Optics for Solar Energy (SOLAR)

06 - 09 November 2017
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado United States

Resources: Committees

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 Week of 06 March 2017
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 24 July 2017, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Peer Review Early July 2017
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions 18 August 2017
Online Program Planner Available 21 August 2017
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 16 October 2017, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By 1 November 2017
Register for the Meeting By 9 October 2017
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions Week of 30 October 2017
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 6 November - 9 November 2017

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

References

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
Roman Bader

Australian Solar Thermal Association
AUSTRALIA
Chair

Olindo Isabella

Technische Universiteit Delft
NETHERLANDS
Chair

Jeremy Munday

University of Maryland at College Park
UNITED STATES
Chair

Marco Ernst

Australian National University
AUSTRALIA
Member

Nasser Karam

KaramcoUSA Consulting
UNITED STATES
Member

John Koshel

University of Arizona
UNITED STATES
Member

Wojciech Lipinski

Australian National University
AUSTRALIA
Member

Alexander Mellor

Imperial College London
UNITED KINGDOM
Member

Bonna Newman

ECN Solar Energy
NETHERLANDS
Member

Andru Prescod

ManTech International Corp
UNITED STATES
Member

Domingo Santana

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
SPAIN
Member

Nathan Schuknecht

Skyfuel Inc.
UNITED STATES
Member

Stefania Tescari

German Aerospace Center
GERMANY
Member

Alan Weimer

University of Colorado at Boulder
UNITED STATES
Member

Roland Winston

University of California Merced
UNITED STATES
Member

Xiaodan Zhang

Nankai University
CHINA
Member