Dr. Liliana Beltrán, LEED AP, IESNA, SBSE, ASES, ISES, CAP received her Ph.D. in Architecture Degree from the University of California at Berkeley, a M.Arch. Degree from the University of Oregon and a Professional Degree of Architect from the National University of Engineering of Peru. She teaches courses in the areas of energy and environmental management, daylighting design and analysis, green buildings design tools and sustainability. Previously, she has worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Building Technologies Division, and has taught at Texas Tech University, California College of the Arts, University of Oregon, and National University of Engineering of Peru. She is a Registered Architect in Peru (Colegio de Arquitectos del Peru.) She has lectured and published extensively on topics of daylighting, energy efficiency in buildings, advanced lighting technologies, climatic responsive architecture and tools for green building design. She is the recipient of a Progressive Architecture Research Award; EPA P3 Award; and has been a Fulbright Fellow and an IES Robert Thunen Fellow. Dr. Beltrán has been a consultant to UNESCO's Division of Cultural Heritage of Paris, France on the Restoration of the Kuwait National Museum and the Green Resource Center, City of Berkeley's Best Builders Program. She serves on the IESNA Daylighting committee, Instructor of the IES ED 100-150 Basic and Advanced Lighting School, and is also the faculty advisor of the TAMU-IESNA Student Chapter. She is a Fellow of the College's Center for Health Systems and Design. Currently, she is Vice-President of Conference Affairs and Board Director of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), and Chair of the Solar Buildings Theme of the 2013 Solar World Congress, Cancun, Mexico.