Optics and Photonics for Energy & the Environment (E2)

Optics and Photonics for Energy & the Environment (E2)

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

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.


This Congress will feature many special events

IPAC Session
Optical Startups Panel
Plenary and Keynote
Tour to Local Labs
Congress Banquet
Arthur Dogariu

Princeton University
UNITED STATES
Chair

Vanda Grubišić

National Center for Atmospheric Research
UNITED STATES
Chair

Jianguo Liu

Anhui Inst Optics & Fine Mech, CAS
CHINA
Chair

Nathalie Picque

Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik
GERMANY
Chair


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Schedule at a glance

Kelly Chance, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr for Astrophysics, United States - Keynote

  Kenneth Baldwin, Australian National University, Australia, Ghost Imaging with Atoms and Photons for Remote Sensing, Invited

Ronald Glumb, ITT Exelis Geospatial Systems, United States, Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) Small Satellites for Global Measurements of 3D Winds and Other Applications, Invited

Frans J. Harren, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands, Photonics-based gas sensing for agricultural and medical applications, Invited

Andreas Hugi, IRsweep, Single-shot microsecond mid-infrared spectroscopy with quantum cascade laser frequency combs, Invited

Wenxue Li, East China Normal University, China, Invited

Davide Mazzotti, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Italy, SCAR spectroscopy for radiocarbon measurements, Invited

Mark Phillips, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States, Characterization of Uranium Isotopes Using Laser Ablation and Tunable Laser Spectroscopy, Invited

Gregory Rieker, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States, Works on frequency comb spectroscopy for high-precision diagnostics in energy and environmental applications, Invited

Vincenzo Spagnolo, Technical University of Bari, Italy, Recent advances in quartz enhanced photoacoustic sensing, Invited

Soile Suomalainen, Tampere University of Technology, Development of GaSb superluminescent LEDs for programmable light source for gas sensing , Invited

E Wu, East China Normal University, China, Plasmonic enhanced nanoparticle emission at single-photon level , Invited

Pinhua Xie, Anhui Inst of Optics Fine Mechanics, China, Observations of atmospheric reactive nitrogen oxides based on high-finesse optical cavity techniques , Invited

Azer Yalin, Colorado State University, Measurement of Agricultural Emissions Using Laser Sensors on Unmanned Aerial Systems , Invited

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Congress Special Events

Welcome Reception

Sunday, 5 November, 18:00-20:00
Millennium Room, Millennium Harvest House Boulder


Join your fellow attendees at the Congress hotel, Millennium Harvest House Boulder, for the welcome reception. During the reception you can pick up your registration materials. The reception is open to all congress attendees. 
 

Congress Plenary Session

Monday, 6 November, 08:30-10:00
NCAR Center Green 1


The Congress will start on Monday with the Plenary Speaker, Michael E. Webber.
 

IPAC Session on Global Environmental Monitoring and Measurement

Tuesday, 7 November, 08:30-10:00
NCAR Center Green 1


IPAC (The International Photonics Advocacy Coalition) will host this session to bring together domain experts and government officials to discuss photonics-based technology solutions for accurate and reliable environmental monitoring, reporting and effective policy implementation. A light breakfast will be avalible from 8:00-8:30. 
 
Welcome and Overview of IPAC
Tom Baer, Stanford University, USA /IPAC Steering Committee Chair
 
New Airborne Observing Systems for Climate Research: Challenges for Laser, Electronics, and Optical Designs
James G. Anderson, Harvard Univ, USA

A brief review of dominant feedbacks within the climate structure that set the timescale for irreversible changes to the Earth’s climate system is presented. Emerging developments defining a new era of airborne observing systems are linked to strategies addressing key unanswered scientific questions regarding the climate system. Given these new observing systems, it is demonstrated that the new developments constitute key challenges for new designs in lasers, electronics and optical systems. 


Panel
Kevin Trenberth, NCAR Boulder, USA
Nathan Newbury, NIST Boulder, USA
Scott Spuler,  LIDAR Group - NCAR Boulder, USA
Kelly Chance, Harvard Smithsonian, USA
 
IPAC is a global initiative that brings together experts from industry, academia and government to educate policymakers and influencers about photonics technologies; collaborate and coordinate among industry, government and academia to advance knowledge of photonics technologies; and to advocate for funding for optics and photonics initiatives.
 

Tours to Local Labs

Tuesday, 7 November, 12:00-16:00
Tours will leave from NCAR Center Green at 12:10.  All groups will return to Mesa Visitor Center. 


There is a $30 fee to particpate in a tour which includes a box lunch. Registration for tours will end on 25 October. 

NCAR - The tour will be at the NCAR's Research Aviation Facility in Broomfield, CO.

NOAA/NIST - The tour will visit several laboratories in NOAA and NIST at the Department of Commerce site in Boulder.

NREL - This tour features NREL¹s South Table Mountain research campus and will include stops at the Science & Technology Facility and Solar Energy Research Support Facility.
 

Keynote Session I

Tuesday, 7 November, 16:00-17:30
Mesa Visitor Center


Clifford Ho, Sandia National Laboratories, USA, Overview of Central Receiver Systems for Concentrating Solar Power: Optical Advancements and Needs

Kelly V. Chance, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA, North American pollution measurements from geostationary orbit with Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO).
 

Optical Startups - From Idea to Business

Tuesday, 7 November, 17:30-18:30
Mesa Visitor Center


The optical community will hear from technology entrepreneurs on what it takes to develop and run a business.  How to successfully take laboratory innovation, which often relies on highly skilled and very devoted personnel, and expand them into a business.  How to avoid pitfalls of an indifferent bureaucracy that takes over the technology with lesser skilled and less devoted personnel.  

 
Moderator Panelist
Dirk Richter, Quanta3, USA Mike Anderson, Vescent Photonics, USA
  Andy Goldstein, Univ. of Colorado Boulder Technology Transfer Office, USA
  Ramin Lalezari, FiveNine Optics, USA
  Chris Myatt, MBio Diagnostics Inc., USA







 

Conference Banquet

Tuesday, 7 November, 18:30-21:00
Mesa Visitor Center


Come join your fellow colleagues at the Congress Banquet.  Enjoy dinner, drinks and networking.  There is a nomimal extra cost of $10.00 for attendees and $50.00 for your guest. 


Keynote Session II

Wednesday, 8 November, 08:30-10:00
NCAR Center Green 1

 
Kwang-Leong Choy, University College London, UK, Freeform Optics from Design to Manufacture and its Envisioned Impact on Technology to Enable the Science of Tomorrow

Jeff Tsao, Sandia National LaboratoriesUSA, The New World of Lighting: SSL and Beyond
 

Poster Session

Wednesday, 8 November, 17:30-18:30
NCAR Center Green 1


Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. The posters will be displayed in the main foyer throughout the day, but this will be your chance to discuss with the presenting author their results.
 


OSA - The Optical Society


American Elements, global manufacturer of high purity metals, substrates, laser crystals, advanced materials for semiconductors, optoelectronics, & LEDs.

Silver Sponsors

Exhibitor

nanoplus America, Inc.

Liquid Instruments