Light, Energy and the Environment Congress



Light, Energy and the Environment Congress

02 - 05 12月 2014
Energy Change Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

This comprehensive Congress examines the frontiers in the development of optical technologies for energy production, transport, and use. It also examines the use of optical and photonic approaches to monitor energy usage and the effects energy production has on the environment. It is designed to bring together researchers, engineers, and managers and foster timely information exchange between several of the disciplines involved in energy production usage, cost and environmental and efficiency management.

General Chair

Kenneth Baldwin, Australian National University, Australia

Conference Plenary

Steven Chu, Stanford University, USA

For more information view the Plenary page.


IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Advanced Registration 4 11月 2014

SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE

Coming soon.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Plenary Session
Congress Reception
Joint Poster Session
Congress Banquet
Energy Policy Session
Discussion Panel Forum
Publish in Optics Express
Best Student Presentation Award


Plenary Session
Friday, 5 December
09:00 -10:00

Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Stanford University.  His research program encompasses atomic physics, quantum electronics, energy and energy economics, and biophysics and biomedicine that tests fundamental theories in physics, the development of methods to laser cool and trap atoms, atom interferometry, and the study of polymers and biological systems at the single molecule level.  For his work developing the theory of laser cooling of atoms, he was co-recipient the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997.  From January 2009 until April 2013, Dr. Chu served as the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy, being the first scientist to hold a cabinet position.  For more information on the Plenary speaker see the plenary page

Congress Reception
Tuesday, 2 December
University House, Great Hall & Gardens
18:30 - 19:30

Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest. (Times subject to change. Please check your Congress program)

Joint Poster Session
Wednesday, 3 December
18:30 - 20:00
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. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

Congress Banquet
Thursday, 4 December
National Museum of Australia
19:00 - 21:00

This will be a ticketed event.  Please check back for updates and details on the Congress Banquet.

The National Museum of Australia is a social history museum. The Museum explores the land, nation and people of Australia. It focuses on Indigenous histories and cultures, histories of European settlement and our interaction with the environment.  Visit the The National Museum of Australia's website for information and details.

Policy Session
Thursday, 4 December
16:30 - 17:30
Abstracts are being sought for a special session on energy policy to be held from 16.30 – 17.30 on Thursday 4th December.  This session would immediately precede the Discussion Panel Forum on “the Future of Energy with Light” from 17.30 – 19.00.   Topics for presentation in the special policy session will include energy economics, sociology and policy aspects related to the deployment of energy technology.
 
The Future of Energy with Light Discussion Panel Forum
Thursday, 4 December
17:30 - 19:00
 
A plenary Discussion Panel Forum on “the Future of Energy with Light” will be held from 17.30 – 19.00 on Thursday 4th December.  The panel members are:

  • Professor Ken Baldwin (Director, ANU ECI - moderator)
  • Professor Steve Chu (Stanford, and former Energy Secretary to President Obama)
  • Hans-Josef Fell (architect of renewable energy policy in the German Parliament)
  • Professor Armin Aberle (Director, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore)
  • Dr. Charlie Wang (CEO of Suncore, China)
  • Professor Andrew Blakers (Director, Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems, ANU ECI)

The discussion panel will be followed by the Congress dinner at the National Museum of Australia – 19:00 - 21:00.

Publish in Optics Express
A special issue from OSA's Light, Energy and the Environment Congress will be published in Optics Express/Energy Express. All presenters are welcome to submit to the special issue. Submission deadline for journal articles will be 1 February 2015. More details will be posted here soon.

Best Student Presentation Awards
Two student presenters will be selected onsite to receive the Best Student Paper Award.  Judging will be conducted by members of the Program Committee attending the meeting and winners will recive a complimentary registration to the 2015 Light, Energy, and the Environment Congress in Suzhou, China.  A brief awards ceremony will be held during the Closing Ceremony of the Congress to announce the winners and present them with certificates.
 


OSA - The Optical Society

Host Organization


Logo of the Australian National University Energy Change InstituteAustralian Optical Society

Premier Corporate Sponsor

Energy Genesis Cycle









Premier Venue Sponsor


Logo of the Australian National University Energy Change Institute


Corporate Sponsor


American Elements

Exhibitors

Energy Change Institute, Australian National University
Energy Genesis Cycle, Inc.
Pinnacle Scientific Pty. Ltd.
Warsash Scientific