On May 8, 2012, Syracuse Center of Excellence (SyracuseCoE) will host a forum on Advanced Lighting Technologies. Part of a larger series of Research and Technology forums which will highlight cutting edge research by academic and industry leaders as well as current market drivers and trends, this upcoming forum will feature presentations from Daniel Frering, Lighting Research Center, Eugene Schuler, The Lighting Cultivator, and Joe Casper, Ephesus Technologies; all of whom are leaders in lighting technologies.
Daniel Frering is currently the Manager of Education for the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he directs the Education Programs including teaching, and course and curriculum development. Mr. Frering holds a graduate degree in education and has also studied lighting as part of the Master of Science in Lighting program at the LRC. He holds a “Lighting Certification” (LC) from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP). Mr. Frering teaches courses and seminars in lighting technology, daylighting, control systems, and lighting applications. His current research includes the evaluation of daylighting technologies, photovoltaic outdoor lighting systems, and energy-efficient lighting for commercial buildings.
Eugene Schuler is currently Executive Director of the Lighting Cultivator, a not-for-profit formed to foster a network of lighting companies in New York State. He is also a consultant on high technology, technology transfer, economic development and business incubation. From 2004 to 2006 he was the Chief Administrative Officer of the Ordway Research Institute, a not-for-profit, freestanding corporation with specific medical research themes and a mission to translate basic science observations into therapeutic applications. He has written articles and presented workshops on technology transfer issues, academic-industry relations, university economic development models and other topics related to the university research enterprise. Mr. Schuler earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.P.A. from the University at Albany.
Joe Casper is President of Ephesus Technologies and has over 29 years of experience in advanced technology development. Prior to joining Ephesus Technologies, Joe managed the nanotechnology development efforts central to Lockheed Martin’s critical technology fulfillment and business needs. In 1996, Joe lead the started up of WaferTech LLC, a $1.4B semiconductor facility in Camas, Washington. WaferTech was the first pure-play foundry in USA. WaferTech generated more than $750M in revenue and employed over 1400 people within just five years. He earned a B.S./M.S. in Chemical and Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute