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Abdelhamid, Mahmoud, 08

Alda, Javier, 05

Apostoleris, Harry N., 0A

Avendaño-Alejo, Maximino, 0L

Benítez, Pablo, 0G, 0K, 0M

Blakers, Andrew W., 06

Cassarly, William J., 0H

Ceballos-Herrera, Daniel E., 0B, 0I

Chaves, Julio, 0G, 0M

Chiesa, Matteo, 0A

Colabewala, Boe, 02

Cvetkovic, Aleksandra, 0G

Cygan, David, 08

Duerr, Fabian, 0G

Feng, Zexin, 0N

Fernández-Balbuena, A. Álvarez, 05

Feuermann, Daniel, 0D

García-Botella, Ángel, 05

Gordon, Jeffrey M., 0D

Grabovickic, D., 0M

Gu, Chun, 04

Hernández, Maikel, 0G

Infante, J., 0M

Jiang, Lun, 02, 03, 08

Kozlov, Alexandr, 08

Liang, Rongguang, 0N

Ma, Donglin, 0N

Magarill, Simon, 0H

Mashaal, Heylal, 0D

Mendes-Lopes, João, 0K

Miñano, Juan C., 0G, 0K, 0M

Mohedano, Rubén, 0G

Narasimhan, B., 0M

Nikolic, Milena, 0M

Oliker, Vladimir, 0O

Pacheco, Shaun, 0N

Ratcliff, Thomas, 06

Ricketts, Melissa N., 0O

Sánchez-Guerrero, Guillermo E., 0B, 0I

Scranton, Gregg, 08

Selvas-Aguilar, Romeo, 0B, 0I

Shin, Seoyong, 0P

Sorgato, Simone, 0G

Stefancich, Marco, 0A

Stocks, Matthew, 06

Thienpont, Hugo, 0G

Thomsen, Elizabeth, 06

Vázquez, Daniel, 05

Viera-González, Perla M., 0B, 0I

Vu, Ngoc Hai, 0P

Wang, Anting, 04

Widyolar, Bennett K., 08

Winston, Roland, 02, 03, 08, 0O

Xu, Lixin, 04

Yablonovitch, Eli, 08

Zhan, Qiwen, 04

Zhou, Yong, 04

Conference Committee

Program Track Chair

  • Ian T. Ferguson, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)

Conference Chairs

  • Roland Winston, University of California, Merced (United States)

  • Jeffrey M. Gordon, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)

Conference Program Committee

  • Pablo Benítez, CeDInt-UPM (Spain) and Light Prescriptions Innovators LLC (United States)

  • William J. Cassarly, Synopsys, Inc. (United States)

  • Daniel Feuermann, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)

  • Juan Carlos Miñano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) and Light Prescriptions Innovators LLC (United States)

  • Narkis E. Shatz, SureFire, LLC (United States)

Session Chairs

  • 1 Novel Designs and Core Concepts

    Narkis E. Shatz, SureFire, LLC (United States)

  • 2 Solar Concentrators and Systems I

    Jeffrey M. Gordon, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)

  • 3 Solar Concentrators and Systems II

    Daniel Feuermann, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)

  • 4 Solar Concentrators and Systems III

    Roland Winston, University of California, Merced (United States)

  • 5 Illumination and Irradiation Optics

    Gary Rosengarten, RMIT University (Australia)

  • 6 Freeform Optics

    William Cassarly, Synopsys, Inc. (United States)


Welcome to Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XII.

While the first SPIE Nonimaging Optics conference dates back to 1991 (its 25th anniversary is approaching), I am both gratified and astonished at the novelty and creativity on display at every conference. This year’s is no exception. Here is my incomplete list of nascent directions: the connections between nonimaging optics and radiative transfer are being revealed by connecting flow-lines to Hottel strings. Aplanatism, that common meeting ground between imaging and nonimaging methods, is being systematically developed. Freeform optics is so advanced that diffraction effects are being evaluated. Edge-ray and SMS methods, which are the staples of nonimaging optical design, are being further developed with some beautiful examples in both concentrating and illumination systems. Recent work reported on energy systems shows that nonimaging optics is making significant inroads. The advantages over classical imaging designs are being recognized by mainstream agencies, such as ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy).

Finally, it is a pleasure to recognize this year’s significant participation of Australian scientists and engineers, specifically a collaboration called MUSIC (Micro Urban Solar Integrated Concentrators) comprised of RMIT University, the Australian National University, the University of New South Wales, and Rheem Australia Pty, Ltd. from Australia, as well as Arizona State University, the University of Tulsa, and the University of California, Merced from the United States.

Roland Winston

Jeffrey M. Gordon

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