Rensselaer’s Lighting Research Center professor and director of research Nadarajah Narendran has been elected to the grade of Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. SPIE Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. They are honored for their technical achievement and for their service to the general optics community and to SPIE in particular.
Dr. Narendran was selected for his achievements in LED and solid-state lighting performance improvement, short-and long-term testing, package design, and applications. In addition to his research achievements, he was honored for his many years of service to SPIE, including his help in establishing the society’s first solid-state lighting conference back in 2001.
This August, Dr. Narendran will be honored at the SPIE Optics + Photonics conference in San Diego, California, along with other Fellows.
Dr. Narendran is well known throughout the lighting industry for his pioneering research in the field of solid-state lighting, including LED performance improvement through novel packaging, development of accelerated life-testing methods, and the use of LEDs in high-value lighting applications. Dr. Narendran has authored more than 130 articles in archival journals and proceedings and holds more than 50 worldwide patents. He is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and a member of the committee on the assessment of solid-state lighting for the National Research Council of the National Academies. He also leads the Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies (ASSIST) and the Additive Manufacturing for Lighting Consortium.