A Multi-topic International Conference
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11th HONET-PfE
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
December 15 - 17, 2014 
Dr.Kamal Alameh

Electron Science Research Institute,
Edith Cowan University, Australlia                  

Solar Energy Harvesting Clear Glass for Building-Integrated Photovoltaics


The presentation discusses the development of next-generation energy harvesting clear glass panels capable of harvesting and routing a significant part of solar UV and infrared radiations towards the panel edges for subsequent conversion to electricity. The new energy harvesting clear glass technology is based on the use of functional materials and advanced optical structures to prevent unwanted (UV and IR) solar radiations from entering buildings and convert them to electricity at the edges of the glass whilst allowing the natural light through. Such glass panels also significantly reduce radiative heat loads inside buildings.

Short Biography:

Professor Kamal Alameh has over 21 years of research experience in photonics, optoelectronics, Opto-VLSI and Micro/Nano fabrication, since receiving his PhD from The University of Sydney in 1993.
Professor Kamal Alameh is the Director of the Electron Science Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, and Director of the WA Centre of Excellence for MicroPhotonic Systems. He is also Adjunct Professor with the Department of Information and Communications at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea, South Wales University, Wales-UK, Southeast University, Nanjing-China, and Minzu university, Beijing-China.
Professor Alameh has pioneered the integration of microelectronic and photonic sciences and developed a new and practical research area, "MicroPhotonics" that achieved innovative solutions for the ICT, Agriculture, Health, Consumer Electronics, Renewable Energy, Environment, Oil and Gas, Security and Defence sectors.
Professor Alameh has also established an international network of research collaboration with world-class international research institutions. He has published 340+ peer reviewed journal and conference papers including three book chapters. In addition he has filed 26 patents over technologies and discoveries that have commercial potential. He has been invited to present at leading international conferences and workshops for more than 30 occasions and his research output had been the basis of more than 20 invited talks and 5 book chapters. He has been exceptionally well supported by successful government and industry grants totalling over $20 million dollars in funding.

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