News for 2014
Ram Seshadri, professor of materials and of chemistry and biochemistry, was honored for his major contributions to developing structure-composition-property relations in functional inorganic oxides.
LISTEN to Alison van Diggelen's Radio Interview (audio file): from 12:30-16:00. Professor Steve DenBaars's interview took place at UCSB's Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center.
Your Majesty, Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, Colleagues and Friends:
Professor Shuji Nakamura's Nobel lecture: "Shuji Nakamura - Nobel Lecture: Background Story of the Invention of Efficient Blue InGaN Light Emitting Diodes". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2014. Web. 8 Dec 2014. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2014/nakamura-l... Video links on the UCTV website.
You can also watch the lectures at YouTube.
President Barack Obama welcomed the four American winners of this year's Nobel Prizes to the White House on Monday.
The four Nobel laureates Obama met with are:
-- U.S. researchers Eric Betzig and William Moerner, chemistry.
-- Japanese-born U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura, physics.
-- U.S.-British scientist John O'Keefe split, medicine.
I'm thankful for the impact that LED Lighting has on the world – energy efficient, high quality, yet low-cost lighting can positively impact many people in need around the globe. Today, I hope that everyone can use efficient and sustainable LED Lighting to save energy!
From the first oil lamp centuries ago to the recent white LED lamp, scientists have been striving to brighten up our homes and streets. Today, nearly one fourth of the world’s electricity consumption is used for lighting.
UC Santa Barbara Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura has been selected to receive one of Japan’s highest honors: the 2014 Order of Culture Award.
“This is an incredible honor for Professor Nakamura and the College of Engin
Materials professor Shuji Nakamura was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for the invention of the blue light-emitting diode. (TV interview)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - OCTOBER 07: UC Santa Barbara scientist Shuji Nakamura (C) gives a tour of the lab after winning the 2014 Nobel Prize for physics for the invention of blue LED light October 07, 2014, in Santa Barbara, California. Nakamura and two Japanese scientists shared the prize for the invention of an efficient blue light-emitting diodes using semiconductors, which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Graduate students were understandably proud when they learned the news Tuesday that Dr. Nakamura, along with two Japanese scientists, had won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing efficient blue light-emitting diodes, or LEDs.
Please watch this intimate interview and read a great story about Dr. Shuji Nakamura at http://www.holliharmon.com/portraitsofthecentralcoast/2014/7/16/professo.... You will hear his life story and see his portrait painted.
Santa Barbara Artist Holli Harmon interviewed Professor Shuji Nakamura Congratulations on the Nobel Prize, Shuji Nakamura!
Chris Van de Walle, Professor in the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been appointed the inaugural recipient of the Herbert Kroemer Endowed Chair in Materials Science.
Tara Owens, Financial Manager with SSLEEC, receives recognition for her 10-years of service at UCSB.
U.S. News & World Report has once again included UC Santa Barbara in its annual listing of the “Top 30 Public National Universities” in the country, as well on its list of the “Best National Universities.”
Goleta-based Transphorm, an energy-efficiency company spun out of UC Santa Barbara, said it has been granted two patents that it believes could cover as much as 60% of its target market in power-conversion electronics.
Where is the best place to live? That is the question renowned inventor Shuji Nakamura asked his colleagues when he decided to emigrate. Where you live determines who your children will grow up with, and what you have nearby access to in terms of culture, education, recreation, health care, and work. For Shuji, the draw to Santa Barbara included its world-class university and technological hub.
Goodbye to Droop
Case closed: researchers discover the science behind the mystery of efficiency droop
BY K. M. KELCHNER
Convergence (Issue 18, Summer 2014)
Magazine of Engineering and the Sciences at UC Santa Barbara
California state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson will be among the judges for the UC Santa Barbara Graduate Division’s Grad Slam Finals on Friday afternoon at Corwin Pavilion, it was confirmed Monday. The public is invited to attend.
Leah Kuritzky was the first presenter and she started off with a bang, or rather a flash, by lighting up the room with a prototype of a laser light. Leah hopes to maximize light efficiency and output, while reducing costs, which is critical in a country where 22% of the electricity goes toward lighting.
About this series: We take light for granted, but more than two billion people in the world go through their entire lives without reliable lighting. But that is changing, thanks in part to the brilliant discovery of UC Santa Barbara's Shuji Nakamura. This four-part series, made possible by UC Santa Barbara's Solid State Lighting and Energy Center, tells the story of Nakamura's determined effort to develop the white LED and the revolution in lighting that his discovery has brought to the world.
University of Notre Dame Professor Debdeep Jena is pictured here with Nobel Laureate Herbert Kroemer and Professor Umesh Mishra. Professor Jena was an invited guest who gave a Nitrides Seminar on "New results on III-Nitride physics and devices using MBE heterostructures."
Professor James Speck, Dr. Toufik Sadi, Professor Jukka Tulkki, and Mr. Pyry Kivisaari are pictured here after the Special Nitrides Seminar. Dr. Toufik Sadi (Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland) gave a talk on "Emission enhancement and plasmonic losses in InGaN quantum wells coupled to metallic gratings," followed by Mr. Pyry Kivisaari (Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland and visiting researcher at UCSB) who gave a talk on " Monte Carlo-drift-diffusion simulation of electron current transport in III-N LEDs."
Professor Umesh Mishra is one of several directors in the New Nationwide Research and Manufacturing Consortiums. UCSB Joins New Nationwide Research and Manufacturing Consortium. The Next Generation Power Electronics Institute is one of three federally funded public-private consortia planned by President Obama to boost the U.S. economy.
University of California at Santa Barbara, TechConnect World-National Innovation Summit 2013, Washington, DC
Here is a video explaining "Wide bandgap semiconductor." You may have read in the news about how UCSB is a part of the new U.S. manufacturing innovation institute for the next generation of power electronics. This video will provide an inside look at why semiconductor tech is important for energy savings.