Session: Innovations in Solid-State Lighting

Innovations in Solid-State Lighting
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 

Discussions on the latest developments in this rapidly growing field.

Waguih Ishak, Corning 

Steven DenBaars, UCSB
James Ibbetson, Cree
Mike Krames, Soraa
Kelly Gordon, PNNL

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Waguih Ishak 
VP & Director

Corning West Technology Center

Waguih IshakWaguih Ishak received a B.Sc. degree (with Honors) in electrical engineering from Cairo University in 1971 and a B.Sc. degree in mathematics (with Honors) from Ain Shams University, Egypt, in 1973. His M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering (Magnetic Bubble Memories) were awarded by McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, in 1975 and 1978, respectively. In 1999, Waguih completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University.  He joined Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in 1978 where he designed magnetic bubble propagation and detection circuits and surface acoustic wave (SAW) low-loss filters. In 1981, he became a project leader and in 1983 he was the project manager of the Sources and Signal Processing Group. In 1987, Waguih became the manager of the Photonics Technology Department of the Instruments & Photonics Laboratory, which is responsible for R&D programs in fiber optics, integrated optics, optoelectronics, micro-optics, and optical interconnects for applications in measurements, communications (datacom and telecom), and computer interconnects.  In 1995, Waguih was promoted to Director of the Communications & Optics Research Laboratory (CORL). In 2003, Waguih became the Director of the Photonics & Electronics Research Lab (PERL) at Agilent Labs, responsible for the R&D programs in photonics, high-speed electronics, sensors, semiconductor test, wireless communications and consumer electronics. In 2005, Waguih became the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Avago Technologies where he managed the company's U.S. Advanced R&D Center and created technologies for its Electronic Components Business Unit (ECBU). In 2007, Waguih joined Corning Incorporated as the Division VP and Director of the Corning West Technology Center. Waguih manages a team of scientists to develop applications for Corning's glass and fiber technologies and to conduct state-of-the-art research in the areas of microstructures and nanotechnology. Waguih has authored about 80 journal and conference papers, and four chapters in the "Handbook of Electronic Instruments." He is a Fellow of the IEEE and was named an inventor on seven US patents. 


James Ibbetson
Manager, Advanced LED Group

Presentation: "Solid State Lighting: Status and Prospects"

James Ibbetson is currently manager of the Advanced LED Group at Cree Santa Barbara TechnologyIbbetson Center, which is responsible for developing next generation LED-based lighting systems and related materials. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in materials from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1996, James joined Nitres, a local start-up company focused on nitride LEDs for solid state lighting, which was subsequently acquired by Cree Inc. in 2000. Since then he has been involved in the development and transfer to mass production of several technologies instrumental in the commercialization of true “lighting class” white LEDs. These include 1st and 2nd generation EZBright™ LED chips, wafer-level phosphor integration, and XLamp™ LED components. James has been granted over 40 patents in the field of solid state lighting, in areas ranging from epitaxy to lighting systems.


Mike Krames
Chief technological Officer

Presentation: "LED 2.0-Gallium Nitrite Native Substrate Devices"

Mike Crames

Mike Krames received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, in 1992 and 1995,respectively. After graduation, he joined Hewlett-Packard Optoelectronics Division as a research engineer developing high-power visible-spectrum LEDs.  He subsequently formed and ran the Advanced Laboratories for Lumileds Lighting Co., and later Philips Lumileds, in San Jose, CA. There his research focused on advanced III-nitride epitaxy, LED device technology, and luminescent materials for photon down-conversion. 
Mike was involved in spearheading several technology advancements at Lumileds, including flip-chip technology (the basis for Luxeon™), thin-film technology, photonic crystal LEDs, ceramic phosphors, and advancing understanding behind the “droop” mechanism in InGaN-GaN LEDs.  In 2009, Mike joined the management team of Soraa as Chief Technology Officer.  Mike is a senior member of IEEE and has published more than 75 papers and been granted more than 80 U.S. patents in the field of solid-state lighting.


Kelly Gordon
Program Manager

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 

Presentation: "Key Performance Attributes and Metrics for Solid State Lighting Market Adoption"

Kelly Gordon

Kelly Gordon is a Program Manager with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, supporting U.S. DOE’s Solid State Lighting Program. Her current responsibilities include management of the L Prize competition, and support for other DOE activities designed to support market development of energy-efficient, high quality solid state lighting products, including CALiPER testing, GATEWAY demonstrations, and LED Lighting Facts. Kelly has more than 20 years of experience with energy efficiency policy and programs, with a particular focus on lighting technologies. Prior to joining PNNL in 2000, Kelly worked for the International Institute for Energy Conservation based in Washington DC for five years, developing energy efficiency and technology transfer initiatives in SE Asia and Latin America. Earlier she worked for RPM Systems in New Haven, CT for four years, conducting energy efficiency studies in buildings and promoting clean energy technology development. She holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from Duke University, and earned the Lighting Certified (LC) designation in 2005, and the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2012.



Steven DenBaars
Co-Director, Solid-State Lighting & Energy Center
Professor, Department of Materials
Steven DenBaarsUC Santa Barbara  

Presentation: "Future Directions in Solid State Lighting"

Dr. Steven P. DenBaars is an Professor of Materials and Co-Director of the Solid-State Lighting and Energy Center at the University of California Santa Barbara. In 2005 he was appointed the Mitsubishi Chemical Chair in Solid State Lighting and Displays. From 1988-1991 Prof. DenBaars was a member of the technical staff at Hewlett-Packard's Optoelectroncis Division involved in the growth and fabrication of visible LEDs. 
Specific research interests include growth of wide-bandgap semiconductors (GaN based), and their application to Blue LEDs and lasers and high power electronic devices. This research has lead to the first US university demonstration of a Blue GaN laser diode. He received a NSF Young Investigator award in 1994, and the IEEE Fellow award in 2005. He has Authored or Co-Authored over 600 technical publications, 250 conference presentation, and over 30 patents.


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