Sanjay Joshi
Bio Topic - Saturday September 4 @ 9 am Topic - Saturday September 4 @ 4 pm

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.

He has published several articles in magazines such as Marine Fish and Reef Annual, Aquarium Frontiers, Aquarium Fish, and Advanced Aquarist. 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.

Minimizing Failures in the Aquarium

Reef Aquariums are often prone to problems caused by systems failures, poor planning and design. This talk will focus on looking at reef systems from an engineering design perspective and discuss ways in which the impact of component and system failures can be reduced through the use of proper design. Good practices to alleviate the impact of some of the common failures will be presented.

LED Basics and Comparison with other Lighting Technologies

LED lighting has the potential to be the "next big thing" in the aquarium hobby. This talk will present the basics of LED lighting with a focus on aspects that can assist in understanding LED and in evaluating LED lighting fixtures for aquarium use. Data on the spread and intensity of a few commercially available LED fixtures will be presented and compared to other aquarium lighting options.