CLTC strengthened its partnership with King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) as part of efforts to advance lighting efficiency at the international level.
This summer, CLTC Director Michael Siminovitch led a graduate-level seminar on LED luminaire design at KMUTT in Bangkok, Thailand. In the fall, CLTC and UC Davis welcomed KMUTT leaders to campus. During the visit, the universities signed a memo of understanding supporting collaboration between their lighting research centers.
Last year, UC Davis and KMUTT worked with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to host a symposium for universities and institutions across Asia. The Department of Design at UC Davis is collaborating with KMUTT and Tongji University in Shanghai, China on a proposal to APEC to support a second round of workshops focused on sustainable building design.
Such exchanges help strengthen the relationship between UC Davis, United States-based energy-efficiency research organizations and Asian communities involved in the energy-efficiency projects supported through APEC. It will help to establish centers of expertise that can share best practices.