The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has announced the winners of the 2021 Lighting R&D Workshop Student Poster Competition. Congratulations to the 2021 winners.


Ruqayah Bhuiyan, University of Georgia
Lettuce Tolerates Fluctuating Light, Potentially Reducing Energy Costs in Controlled Environment Agriculture

Yunping Huang, University of Washington
Green Syntheses of Stable and Efficient Organic Dyes for Organic Hybrid Light-Emitting Diodes

J. Mundinger, Penn State University
The Visual Experience of Fine Art Under Low Illuminance


Nathan Eylands, Cornell University
Influence of Far-Red Intensity During the Seedling Stage on Photomorphogenic Characteristics in Leafy Greens

Rugved Kore, Penn State University
Color Characterization of an RGB Projector for Lighting Application Efficacy

Yi-Chia Tsai, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Next-Generation Green Light-Emitting Diodes by Novel Cubic III-Nitrides

The student winners will be recognized at the 18th annual Lighting R&D Workshop February 1-4, 2021, where they will present their research at the virtual Poster Session alongside more than 50 top scientists sharing updates on their EERE-funded research projects.

Now in its sixth year, the student poster competition attracted submissions from graduate students across the country. Submissions were judged based on quality of research, novelty, and innovation; impact on the field of solid-state lighting; and presentation quality and clarity.

Learn more about the virtual 2021 Lighting R&D Workshop, co-sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society.