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Kippelen Named Founding Editor of Energy Express

Bernard Kippelen is the founding editor of Energy Express, a new special bi-monthly supplement to Optics Express, the open-access journal of the Optical Society of America (OSA). Dr. Kippelen is a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech and the associate director for the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics.

Energy Express launched on April 27 and will focus on research that encompasses the science and engineering of light and its impact on sustainable energy development, the environment, and green technologies.

Research featured in Energy Express will highlight the role optics plays in energy efficiency and sustainability, from making solar energy economical to providing energy from fusion, studying new combustion processes that can ease carbon dioxide sequestration, monitoring the nitrogen cycle, and realizing significant energy savings using solid-state lighting, such as inorganic and organic light emitting diodes (LEDs and OLEDs). To underscore the importance of optics in energy, Energy Express will also publish a series of focus issues dedicated to selected research areas, the first of which is on new developments in solar concentrators.

Created as a result of discussions from the OSA Energy Advisory Group, Energy Express may be found at http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/virtual_issue.cfm?vid=108.

Last revised May 15, 2020