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Scientific Associate of


ICO Awards

Affiliated Commission of

Iván Moreno

Prof. Iván Moreno

Universidad de Zacatecas, México


Iván Moreno Ivan Moreno received his B.S. degree in physical engineering from the Technological Institute of Monterrey, Monterrey, NL, Mexico, in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in optical sciences from the Centro de Investigaciones en Optica in GTO Mexico, in 2003. In the same year he became a Titular Researcher and Educator in the Physics Faculty of the University of Zacatecas, in Zacatecas Mexico. Dr. Moreno has served as a Visiting Scholar at the National Central University in Taiwan several times. He has authored scientific articles in the areas of solid state lighting, illumination, color, optical design, applied optics, thin film filters, and interferometry. He is an Active Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), Mexican Physical Society (SMF), Mexican Academy of Optics (AMO), and the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). Currently, his research interests cover illumination with LEDs, optical instrumentation, color science, nonimaging optics, and human vision. Dr. Moreno is Editor of the Journal of Solid State Lighting and the Journal of Photonics. He is member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, and Senior Member of both OSA and SPIE. And, in 2011 he received in the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) the ICO-ICTP Gallieno Denardo Award.


Lighting: new energy saving sources

The course is intended to review basic concepts and characteristics of energy saving light sources. It serves as an overview on new energy saving lighting systems. The course will be focused on the foundations of photometry, colorimetry, human vision, and examples of systems used for illumination measurement. The lecture covers the following topics: (i) foundations and properties of new lighting sources: spectral and spatial characteristics, and the efficiency in the visible spectrum. (ii) Light Sources and Luminaires. (iii) Industrial Lighting, Indoor Lighting, and Roadway Lighting. (iv) Design of energy-efficient illumination systems, and their visual impact on safety and working conditions in closed and outdoor spaces.

Workshop: Efficient lighting for saving energy

The participants will perform a series of experiments with Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), light tubes, window lighting, and solar lighting systems. The experiments illustrate the optical properties of energy saving lighting systems. The instructor will guide and assist the participants through the experiments. The purpose is to provide the participants with practical and valuable information on efficient and sustainable technologies for lighting. Participants will learn to understand and use the main photometric, perceptual and colorimetric parameters of lighting and will have the opportunity to build and assess an energy saving illumination system.