San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
SU2P Energy and Environment WORKSHOP
In Partnership with SISER and the Intelligent Lighting Centre
OPTICS FOR ENERGY
WEDNESDAY 4th February 2015: 14.00
Venue: Cedar Room, Hugh Nisbet Building: Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
Whether it is lighting or solar cells, there is almost always a requirement to use optics or optical manipulation to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of devices. This event will consider the latest in optical materials and techniques to address these challenging applications.
Taking the format of short, high-impact talks, and networking opportunities this workshop aims to identify opportunities for collaborative research that could be addressed by collaborations between SU2P, SISER (ETP), ILC, partners and others. Coffee breaks are scheduled with ample time to allow networking and follow-up of topics introduced in the presentation sessions.
Contributions are invited:
- Academic staff and industrial researchers are invited to deliver 5-minute presentations, with an additional 2-minutes provided for questions. Presentations should highlight a promising scientific or technical capability, or alternatively should define an important unsolved problem in the theme area.
The registration deadline is 2nd February 2015. Presenting participants will receive email confirmation.
13.30 Registration and Coffee
14.00 Session 1: SOLAR
The solar marketplace: Finlay Colville, Solar market specialist
14.30 7 off 5-minute presentations
15.15 Coffee and posters
15.45 Session 2: LIGHTING
In-Building LED & OLED Lighting - challenges and opportunities: Dr Cosmin Ticleanu,
Senior Lighting Consultant, Building Technology Group, BRE
16.15 7 off 5-minute presentations
17.00 Buffet, Networking and posters
When & Where
UP-VLC Programme Grant Collaboration
UP-VLC is an ambitious EPSRC-Funded £4.6 million Programme Grant, running from October 2012 to February 2017, which is exploring prospectively transformative technology for optical communications. The vision of UP-VLC is built on the unique capabilities of gallium nitride (GaN) optoelectronics to combine optical communications with lighting functions, and especially on the capability to implement new forms of spatial multiplexing, where individual elements in high-density arrays of GaN based light emitting diodes (LEDs) provide independent communications channels, but can combine as displays. We envisage ultra-high data density - potentially Tb/s/mm2 - arrays of LEDs driven via CMOS control electronics in novel addressing and encoding schemes and in compact and versatile forms.
The project is a partnership between 6 research groups at 5 institutions: University of Strathclyde, University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford, University of St Andrews, University of Cambridge. It is led by Professor M.D. Dawson of the University of Strathclyde and mentored by an advisory group chaired by Professor P. Blood of Cardiff University.