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IES Events

September 14-17, 2014
Gaylord Opryland Hotel
Nashville, TN
November 2-4, 2014
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel
Pittsburgh, PA


Welcome to the IES Albuquerque Section

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is the technical authority on illumination who caters to all lighting professionals. The IES, a non-profit membership organization, sets out to improve the lighted  environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the general populace. The Illuminating Engineering Society was founded in 1906 to establish scientific lighting recommendations and to advance knowledge of the the lighted environment for the benefit and improvement of society.

The IES's vision is to build upon a century of outstanding excellence to create a premier lighting community that's dedicated to promoting the art and science of lighting to its members, allied profession organizations and to the public through inspiring events and through informative programs, presentations and networking events.

Click here for more information on the IES Albuquerque Section. 

Albuquerque (Rio Grande) Section
Events, Programs, News & Announcements


IES Albuquerque 2014-2015 Meeting Schedule

Events will be held the 1st Wednesday of the month at Chama River Brewing Company  unless noted

10/1 – Bob Karlicek, Director, Smart Lighting Energy Research Center, RPI “Lighting Systems that Think™"
11/5 - Vince Santini, VP, Litecontrol – “Lighting the Spatial Envelope”
12/4 Thursday – Annual Evening Holiday Mixer at Scalo 
1/7 – Joint mtg w/ NM AEE – Tour of UNM’s Collaborative Teaching and Learning Building
2/4 - Jason Hong, Cooper Lighting – “Architectural Fluorescent / LED Lighting for Office Spaces” 
3/4 - Matthew Tanteri, TANTERI + ASSOCIATES “IES Daylighting Tour”
4/1 – Ryan Thomas, Philips Lighting, Topic TBD
5/6 - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – Speaker TBA

9/18 or 9/25 - 7th Annual Golf IESABQ Tournament at UNM Championship Golf Course

Upcoming Events:

Lighting Systems that Think™

Robert F. Karlicek, Jr. 
Wednesday, September 1st, 2014, 11:30 am – 1:30pm
Chama River Brewing

About the speaker: 

Robert F. Karlicek, Jr., Ph.D.

  • Director, Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center
  • Professor, Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Robert F. Karlicek, Jr. is the Director of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center 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 in solid state lighting as well as other novel LED uses such as IR and UV LED applications.  

Dr. Karlicek is well known globally as an LED industry expert, and is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and has over 40 published technical papers and 38 U.S. patents.

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The Albuquerque Section of IES holds regular meetings September through May, and occasionally during the summer.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please feel free to contact a member of the section's Board of Managers.


Allied Organization Events

NMAEE Banquet

September 23, 2014

5:30 PM MDT - 9:00 PM MDT

Sandia Resort and Casino

30 Rainbow Road NE

Albuquerque, NM 87113


  • NMAEE Members $40
  • Non Members $45 

When registering for this meeting in the "Special Instructions and Comment" section please indicate your meal choice indicated below: 

  • 1-Chicken Plate 
  • 2-Vegetarian Plate 

Sandia Resort and Casino is offering a special rate of $189 for those wishing to stay after the banquet. You must call Sandia at 505-798-3930 prior to August 27th and mention the NMAEE Special Rate. 

Speaker Topic: Hydraulic Fracturing Changing Engineering Landscapes 

Guest Speaker: Dr. J. Winston Porter 

Dr. J. Winston Porter will discuss Hydraulic Fracturing and review the current U. S. energy situation and introduce how pending EPA regulations on power plant's emissions will change America's energy landscape and New Mexico's energy mix specifically. 

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