Dr. Sanjay Joshi
Presentation Title: Reef Lighting – Everything you want to know about it.
Abstract: The presentation will cover the basics of reef lighting, the lighting choices, common terminology such as spectrum, PAR, PUR etc. what they mean and how they relate to reef keeping. In addition it will address how light is used in reef aquariums and its impact on coral photosynthesis, fluorescence, and spawning.
Bio: Sanjay Joshi in real life is a Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State University. He has been a reef addict since 1992, and currently keeps several reefs aquariums at home including a 500G SPS dominated reef. He also co-manages the 500G aquarium at Penn State.
Dr. Joshi is actively involved in educating the hobby on various topics such as lighting, aquarium system design and general reef husbandry through his publications in reef magazines and lectures. He has published articles in magazines such as Advanced Aquarist, Reefs Magazine, Coral, Marine Fish and Reef Annual, Aquarium Frontiers, and Aquarium Fish.
In addition he has been an invited speaker at several marine aquarium society meetings in the US and Europe. He received the MASNA award in 2006, for his contributions to the marine aquarium hobby.