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Dr. Satyen Mukherjee

Chief Scientist and Senior Director, Philips Research North America

Dr. Satyen Mukherjee is currently Chief Scientist and Senior Director at Philips Research North America, Briarcliff Manor, New York, after serving as the ad interim managing director of Philips Research North America. Prior to this he served as the Department Head, Microelectronic Devices, Circuits and Systems at Philips Research, where he was responsible for research on power electronics, integrated circuit design, technology and applications including lighting control systems, electronic ballasts for fluorescent lighting, flat panel displays and wireless communications. Dr. Mukherjee’s current areas of interest include lighting controls systems and building wide energy management systems. He has delivered several invited presentations in these areas in conferences. He has initiated research collaborations with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. He is the PI for a DOD funded project on indoor lighting and is also involved in a DoE funded research project on multivariate integrated controls for net zero energy buildings.

Advanced Lighting for Outdoor Applications

In the US, stationary outdoor lighting energy consumption was 178 terawatt-hrs in 2007 at an annual cost of more than $10 billion. This is about 14% of the total lighting energy consumption in the nation. A portion of this energy contributed to light pollution in the form of urbal sky glow, energy loss, GHG emmission as well as glare in the outdoor environment which include, roadways, streets, parking lots, sports fields, shopping centers, pedestrial malls, business districts, office parks, industrial areas, parks, plazas and other open areas. This paper will present developments in the areas of light sources, luminaires and most of all lighting controls technologies for outdoor applications that provide the right kind and amount of light at the right place and at the right time, thereby reducing the lighting energy consumption and associated pollution and at the same time providing convenience, safety and well being to the users.