Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications (E2)

11 - 14 November 2012
Hotel Pullman Eindhoven Cocagne, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Program (PDF)
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The E2 conference is conceived to be an interdisciplinary forum that will bring together people from industry, university and government. This will allow industry and government to share their needs in regard to the economics, legal requirements, and permitting issues that surround energy extraction and production with those who may be able to bring innovative optical solutions to bear on those issues.

In order to develop a sustainable energy future, it is necessary to consider both the production of energy and the impact of production on the environment. This conference spans all forms of energy production such as wind, solar, fossil fuels and cogeneration techniques in addition to technologies which increase energy efficiency.

Topics covered during E2 2012

  • Optical tools for manufacturing, measuring and monitoring renewable energy generation
    • Solar cells: Fabrication, characterization and long-term monitoring tools
    • Optics in other renewable energy process such as wind, hydro, geothermal, thermophotovoltaics
    • Optics for solar concentrators
  • Optics in environment and pollution monitoring
    • Instrumentation for measurement of trace gas, airborne particulates
    • Systems for whole facility emission measurement
    • Emerging application for spectroscopic techniques, such as LIBS, Raman, THz
    • Optical bio sensors and fiber based sensing techniques
    • Optics in earth science and climate change: satellite and remote sensing
    • LIDAR technology and LIDAR applications
    • Optical non-destructive techniques such as Laser Doppler Anemometry (LDA), Particle image velocimetry (PIV), and holography
  • Optics in research in high energy materials
    • Optical techniques to understand novel high energy materials
    • Optical techniques to detect hazardous materials like TNT, RDX etc
    • Combustion processes
  • Optics in other industries
    • Optics in the oil and gas industry including optical sensors for flow-line monitoring of pipelines and distribution networks
    • Optics for the mining industry
    • Optics for monitoring underwater structures and marine biology
  • Technologies that combine energy and environment efficient methods
    • Smart textiles with embedded opto-electronics
    • Intelligent building architectures

Program Chairs

  • Michael D. Wojcik, Environmental Sensing and Science, Energy Dynamics Laboratory, USA
  • Raavi Sai Santosh Kumar, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Center for Nano Science and Technology (CNST) of IIT@Polimi, Italy




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