by Vikki Revell, University of Surrey

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to the first interdisciplinary workshop on Future light technology and human health to be held at the University of Surrey, United Kingdom from 20th -23rd September, 2015.

This unique international workshop aims to bring together researchers from the areas of photonic device physics and engineering, lighting technology and design, circadian and sleep research, physiology and psychobiology. We will have the opportunity to discuss current state of the art research challenges in lighting design in general and also more specifically in terms of the effect of artificial light on human health and performance. This should lead to a better understanding of the properties of modern lighting required for health but also how challenges and opportunities in lighting design for varied applications can be met through interdisciplinary research.

The workshop helps to celebrate the 2015 UNESCO International Year of Light aiming to highlight the impact light has on our lives and to celebrate the success of the 2014 Physics Nobel Prize awarded to the inventors of the blue LED.

Topics will include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • LED device physics and technology (efficiency, spectral coverage, cost reduction)
  • Lighting systems technology and lighting design
  • Lighting standards and measurement
  • Physiology and human factors

In addition to the technical programme there will be ample opportunity to explore this beautiful and historic part of England. For further information, visit or contact the Organising Committee at

We look forward to welcoming you to Surrey

Organising Committee

Dr Konstanze Hild, Advanced Technology Institute
Prof Stephen J. Sweeney, Department of Physics
Prof Debra J. Skene, Department of Biochemistry and Physiology
Dr Vikki Revell, Surrey Clinical Research Centre