ECSE Professor Robert Karlicek featured on Academic Minute

Posted July 22, 2022
Headshot of Prof. Bob Karlicek: a white man with grey hair wearing a green shirt and tie with a black blazer on a grey background

ECSE Professor Robert Karlicek, director of the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA), explains how indoor lighting can be improved with “light sculpting” in an episode of the Academic Minute.

Listen to the episode here.

Dr. Robert F. Karlicek, Jr. is the Director of the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an NSF and industry funded program exploring advanced applications for next generation solid state lighting systems.  Prior to joining RPI, he spent over 30 years in industrial research and R&D management positions with corporations including AT&T Bell Labs, EMCORE, General Electric, Gore Photonics, Microsemi, Luminus Devices and SolidUV.  His technical experience includes epitaxial growth of high performance LEDs and lasers, advanced device fabrication and high power LED packaging, thermal management, control systems design and applications research in solid state lighting as well as other novel LED uses such as IR and UV LED applications, wireless communications using lighting (LiFi) and advanced LED display applications.