Dr. Robert Karlicek Jr.


Dr. Robert F. Karlicek, Jr. directs the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) and is a Professor of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Before joining Renselaer, he performed fundamental opto-electronics research and held technical management positions at AT&T Bell Labs, General Electric, W. L. Gore and Associates, as well as several high-tech startup companies. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and has over 45 published technical papers and 38 issued U.S. Patents.

 Learning Points:

  • Why the connection between lighting and health has become such an important topic over the past few years

  • How blue light from LED lighting impacts human circadian rhythm

  • What is considered healthy lighting


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