JOHN G. KASSAKIAN (NAE), Chair, is professor of electrical engineering and former director of the Massachu setts Institute of Technology (MIT) Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems. His expertise is in the use of electronics for the control and conversion of electrical energy, industrial and utility applications of power electronics, electronic manufacturing technologies, and automotive electrical and electronic systems. Prior to joining MIT, he served in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Kassakian is on the boards of directors of a number of companies and has held numerous positions with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), including founding president of the IEEE Power Electronics Society. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and a recipient of the IEEE’s William E. Newell Award for Outstanding Achievements in Power Electronics (1987), the IEEE Centennial Medal (1984), and the IEEE Power Electronics Society’s Distinguished Service Award (1998). He has served on a number of National Research Council (NRC) committees, including the Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership and the Committee on Light-Duty Vehicle Technologies Improve Fuel Economy. He has an Sc.D. in electrical engineering from MIT.
INÊS AZEVEDO is the executive director of the Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and an assistant research professor with CMU’s Department of Engineering and Public Policy. Dr. Azevedo’s research interests lie at the intersection of environmental, technical, and economic issues, such as how to address the challenge of climate change and to move toward a more sustainable energy system. In particular, Dr. Azevedo has been looking at how energy systems are likely to be shaped in the future, which requires comprehensive knowledge not only of the technologies that can address future energy needs but also of the decision-making process followed by different agents in the economy. Her dissertation looked at these issues as they relate to the development and deployment of solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies. Dr. Azevedo received her B.Sc. in environmental engineering from IST University in Portugual, her M.Sc. in engineering policy and management of technology from IST, and her Ph.D. from CMU in engineering and public policy.
NANCY E. CLANTON is founder and president of Clanton & Associates, a lighting design firm specializing in sustainable design. She is a fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and is a LEED-accredited professional. Ms. Clanton serves as chairperson for the IESNA Outdoor Environmental Lighting Committee, the IESNA/IDA Model Lighting Ordinance Task Force, and the IESNA Mesopic Committee. She is a past member of the board of directors of the International Association of Lighting Designers and the International Dark Sky Association. Additionally, she serves as a member of the advisory committee of Environmental Building News, the Professional Advisory Board for the Engineering Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the U.S. Green Building Council. Ms. Clanton is a topic editor for the IESNA Lighting Handbook, 9th edition, and her committee was responsible for the production of the IESNA Recommended Practices on Outdoor Lighting. She was group leader for the “Greening of the White House” initiative and received the 1999 Contribution to the Built Environment Award from the Colorado North Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 2001 Ms. Clanton served as a final editor for the Advanced Lighting Guidelines written by the California Energy Commission. She speaks throughout the nation on topics relating to sustainable design, energy efficiency, and light pollution. Her firm’s lighting design projects reflect her sustainable philosophy, and 10 of their projects have been named to the AIA Committee on the Environment Earth Day Top Ten List. Projects for which Clanton & Associates designed the lighting are LEED rated, and several current projects are registered, certification pending. She obtained her bachelor of science degree in architectural engineering, illumination
WENDY DAVIS is an associate professor and director of the Illumination Design Program in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. She previously (2004-2011) worked as a vision scientist in the Lighting and Color Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Davis’s research addresses lighting and color, with a particular focus on quality issues in emerging and next-generation energy efficient lighting technologies. With a colleague at NIST she developed the Color Quality Scale (CQS) to evaluate the color rendering properties of light sources for general illumination. This work led to her 2009 U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award for Scientific/Engineering Achievement for “developing measurement methods and technical standards to accelerate the commercialization of energy-efficient, solid-state lighting products.” Dr. Davis chairs the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) technical committee 1-69, “Colour Rendition by White Light Sources,” and is a member of the IESNA Color Committee. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, in vision science and her B.A. in psychology and physiology from the University of Minnesota.
PAUL A. DeCOTIS is vice president of power markets at Long Island Power Authority where he oversees strategic resource planning; fuel, energy, and capacity purchases and sales; power project development and management; and participation in the region’s wholesale power markets. Prior to this Mr. DeCotis was deputy secretary for energy in New York, serving as senior energy advisor to Governor Spitzer and Governor Paterson. He was also chair of the State Energy Planning Board and previously served as director of energy analysis for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority where he oversaw corporate strategy and planning, forecasting and analysis, and energy program evaluation. Prior to this, Mr. DeCotis was chief of policy at the State Energy Office. Until his appointment as deputy secretary, he was president of a management consulting business specializing in executive and board development, strategy, and mediation. Since 1985, he has served as an adjunct faculty member at several colleges and universities, including Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Sage Graduate School at Russell Sage College. Mr. DeCotis is a member of the NRC Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, board member of U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative, board member of the Clean Energy States Alliance, editorial board member of the Energy Efficiency Journal, executive committee member of the New York State Reliability Council, New York’s representative to the Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council, and a member of other boards and committees. He has served on and chaired many professional organizations and associations and has extensive community service experience. Mr. DeCotis has published dozens of articles and professional papers on energy and industry matters. He received his bachelor of arts in international business management from the State University College at Brockport, his master of arts in economics from the University at Albany, and his M.B.A. in finance from the Sage Graduate School at Russell Sage College.
STEVEN P. DenBAARS (NAE) is a professor of materials and co-director of the Solid State Lighting Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Specific research interests include growth of wide-bandgap semiconductors (GaN based) and their application to blue lightemitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers and high-power electronic devices. This research has led to the first U.S. university demonstration of a blue GaN laser diode. Dr. DenBaars has performed cost evaluations of LED technologies over the past 23 years and is active in LED research and development as well as commercialization. He is also engaged in the international SSL community. In 1994 he received an National Science Foundation (NSF) Young Investigator award. He has authored or co-authored more than 580 technical publications, 270 conference presentations, and 35 patents. Prior to joining the faculty of UCSB, Dr. DenBaars was a member of the technical staff at Hewlett-Packard’s Optoelectronics Division, which was involved in the growth and fabrication of visible LEDs from 1988-1991. In 2012 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and an M.S. in materials science from the University of Southern California (USC) and a B.S. in materials and metallurgical engineering from University of Arizona.
MICHAEL ETTENBERG (NAE) is managing partner at DOLCE Technologies, a company that commercializes technologies invented at leading universities, such as Princeton and Columbia. He retired from Sarnoff Corporation (formerly RCA Laboratories) after 35 years, ending as senior vice president in charge of all of Sarnoff’s device research, including a small silicon integrated circuit fabrication, TV displays, optoelectronics, and cameras. Dr. Ettenberg was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering for his work on optoelectronic components, including the evolution of practical and reliable semiconductor lasers. He also has extensive experience with III-V materials and optoelectronic devices. He developed the dielectric mirrors used on all of today’s laser diodes. Dr. Ettenberg has published 110 papers and has been awarded 35 patents, mainly in the area of optoelectronics. He also was president of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society and was a member of the Defense Science Board. He received his B.S. from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and his M.S. and Ph.D. from New York University.
STEPHEN FORREST (NAE) is the vice president for research at the University of Michigan as well as the William Gould Dow Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department and the Physics Department. In 1985, Dr. Forrest joined the Electrical Engineering and Materials Science Departments at USC where he worked on optoelectronic integrated circuits and organic semiconductors. In 1992, he became the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. He served as director of the National Center for Integrated Photonic Technology and as Director of Princeton’s Center for Photonics and Optoelectronic Materials. From 1997 to 2001, he served as the chair of the Princeton’s Electrical Engineering Department. In 2006, he rejoined the University of Michigan as vice president for research. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), IEEE, and the Optical Society of America and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He received the IEEE/Lasers Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) Distinguished Lecturer Award in 1996-1997, and in 1998 he was co-recipient of the IPO National Distinguished Inventor Award as well as the Thomas Alva Edison Award for innovations in organic LEDs. In 1999, Dr. Forrest received the MRS Medal for work on organic thin films. In 2001, he was awarded the IEEE/LEOS William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award for advances made on photodetectors for optical communications systems. In 2006 he received the Jan Rajchman Prize from the Society for Information Display for invention of phosphorescent organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and is the recipient of the 2007 IEEE Daniel Nobel Award for innovations in OLEDs. Dr. Forrest has authored approximately 465 papers in refereed journals and has 203 patents. He is co-founder or founding participant in several companies, including Sensors Unlimited, Epitaxx, Inc., Global Photonic Energy Corp., Universal Display Corp., and ASIP, Inc., and is on the board of directors of Applied Materials and PD-LD, Inc. Dr. Forrest received his B.A. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
PEKKA HAKKARAINEN is corporate vice president at Lutron Electronics. Dr. Hakkarainen has developed an expertise in the performance of fluorescent and halogen lamps in dimming conditions as well as co-developed an integrated daylighting system involving electric lights and window shades. He is a member of IESNA and currently chairs the lighting Systems Division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). He has chaired several IESNA and NEMA committees and served on numerous other industry committees and advisory groups. Dr. Hakkarainen received his B.A. and M.A. in mathematics from Cambridge University, England, and a Ph.D. in plasma physics from MIT.
EVELYN L. HU (NAS/NAE) is the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering in the Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Prior to her appointment at Harvard, Dr. Hu was the scientific co-director of the California Nanosystems Institute, a University of California, Los Angeles-UCSB collaborative California Institute for Science and Innovation. Her research focuses on high-resolution fabrication of compound semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic devices, candidate structures for the realization of quantum computation schemes, and novel device structures formed through the heterogeneous integration of materials. Recently her work has involved the interaction of quantum dots in high Q microdisk and photonic crystal cavities. Dr. Hu is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Academica Sinica. She is a recipient of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Lifetime Mentor Award and was named an NSF Distinguished Teaching Scholar. She was named the 2005 UCSB Faculty Research Lecturer. She is a fellow of the IEEE, APS, and the AAAS, and holds an honorary doctorate of engineering from the University of Glasgow. From 1975 to 1981, Dr. Hu was a member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories at Holmdel, New Jersey. From 1981 to 1984 she served as a supervisor for VLSI patterning processes at Bell Laboratories at Murray Hill, New Jersey. In 1984 she joined UCSB as a professor of electrical and computer engineering. She received her B.A. in physics (summa cum laude) from Barnard College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University.
GARY MARCHANT is a professor of law and executive director and faculty fellow of the Center for Law, Science, and Innovation in the College of Law at Arizona State University (ASU). He is also a senior sustainability scientist at ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability. Dr. Marchant teaches environmental law, science and technology, genetics and the law, and environmental justice. Prior to joining ASU, he was a partner at the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm of Kirkland and Ellis, where his practice focused on environmental and administrative law. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in genetics from the University of British Columbia, his M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
NADARAJAH NARENDRAN is director of research at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) and professor in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He spearheads LRC’s SSL program with concentrated research efforts in the areas of LED lighting performance, packaging, and application. He is a fellow member of IESNA and organizes the Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies. He has been awarded the Taylor Technical Talent Award for Best Technical Paper from the IESNA and
MAXINE SAVITZ (NAE) is a retired general manager of technology partnerships at Honeywell, Inc. Dr. Savitz is currently vice president of the National Academy of Engineering. She has managed large R&D programs in the federal government and the private sector. Some of her positions include the following: chief, Buildings Conservation Policy Research, Federal Energy Administration; professional manager, Research Applied to National Needs, National Science Foundation; division director, Buildings and Industrial Conservation, Energy Research and Development Administration; deputy assistant secretary for conservation, U.S. Department of Energy; president, Lighting Research Institute; and general manager, Ceramic Components, AlliedSignal, Inc. (now Honeywell). She has extensive technical experience in materials, fuel cells, batteries and other storage devices, energy efficiency, and R&D management. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has been, or is serving as, a member of numerous public- and private-sector boards and has served on many energy-related and other NRC committees. She has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from MIT.
MICHAEL G. SPENCER is a professor of electrical engineering at Cornell University. His research interests are in the epitaxial and bulk growth of compound semiconductors, such as GaAs, SiC, and AlN, microwave devices, solar cells, and electronic materials characterization techniques (including deep level transient spectroscopy and photo luminescence). Dr. Spencer’s particular interest has been in the correlation of device performance with material growth and processing parameters. His recent work has emphasized wide bandgap materials, and his group was the first to produce conducting AlN and thick films of beta SiC grown by the bulk sublimation technique. He is a recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award (1985), the Alan Berman Research Publication Award from the Naval Research Laboratories (1986, for research leading to the first identification of a self interstitial defect in AlGaAs), the White House Initiative Faculty Award for Excellence (1988), a distinguished visiting scientist appointment at Jet Propulsion Laboratories (1989), and a NASA Certificate of Recognition (1992). Dr. Spencer is on the permanent committee for the Electronic Materials Conference and the Compound Semiconductor Conference, and he also helped initiate and form the International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials. He is one of the directors of the NSF-sponsored National Nanofabrication network. Dr. Spencer received his B.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. from Cornell University.