News for 2015
Four UCSB Engineering Faculty Named to National Academy of Inventors Professors John Bowers, Craig Hawker, Umesh Mishra and Galen Stucky are recognized for the impacts of their research and innovation.
Send your resume to Dr. Tal Margalith, Executive Director of Technology at Solid State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) by 1/31/2016.
In late November, the DOE also scaled up its investments in green energy R&D solutions.
JCCI's 31st Annual Dinner - Over 900 Esteemed Guests Honor the Enduring Friendship between the U.S. & Japan
President’s Research Network Aims to Keep Advanced Technology Manufacturing in U.S.
Asian Scientist Magazine catches up with Nobel laureate Shuji Nakamura as he reflects on his own journey of discovery and where his company, Soraa, will be taking LEDs next.
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"We viewed developing a highly smooth e-beam-deposited ITO intracavity contact as critical part of improving our VCSEL perfornace and yield," John Leonard is quoted.
The 2015 Asia Society Asia Game Changers: (L to R): Shuji Nakamura, Aasif Mandvi, Mariam al-Mansouri, Kiran Bir Sethi, Li Cunxin, Manny Pacquiao, Chanda Kochhar, and Lei Jun. Photographed on October 13, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
The Global Energy Prize laureate, Shuji Nakamura, participated in ASAHI World Environmental Forum-2015 that was held in Tokyo for the 8th time. He held a Special Talk “Contributing to the Global Environment through Innovation in Technology.”
Four Nobel laureates among those who gathered on the South Coast to talk about the subject of light say we are just scratching the surface of what’s possible in the field.
It was a conference looking at the latest advances in the technology. Some of the leading researchers in the field are based at UC Santa Barbara.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks with some of the researchers.
October 1, 2015
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) researchers have developed polarized white light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that do not use phosphors [S. J. Kowsz et al, Appl. Phys. Lett., vol107, p101104, 2015].
To celebrate the International Year of Light, UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering and Institute for Energy Efficiency (IEE) are hosting a symposium Thursday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 7:30 p.m., in the campus’s Corwin Pavilion. The event is free and open to the public.
Asia Society link: http://asiasociety.org/asia-game-changers/isamu-akasaki-hiroshi-amano-an...
Big Picture Science – Shocking Ideas: Siddha Pimputkar / Blue LEDs
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UCSB Professor Completes Grueling Mountain Bike Ride, Raises Awareness for Education Non-Profit
Professor Shuji Nakamura is featured.
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inducts Next Class of Innovators
Shuji Nakamura invented the blue, green, and white light emitting diode (LED) allowing for a full-spectrum of LED light that can now be used in countless applications.
Turkish article featuring Professor Shuji Nakamura with Bilge Imer, Assist. Prof. at Metu University (UCSB Materials alumnae)
Let there be LED lights! The lights on the vaulted ceiling of the Library's 4th Floor are now LED rather than fluorescent. Brighter AND more energy-efficient.
A material used to make power-saving light bulbs is gaining momentum in the world of semiconductors. KKR & Co. is the latest to place a bet.
The Global Energy Prize was awarded on June 19, 2015 at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum.
When mentioning the names Shinya Yamanaka and Shuji Nakamura, some might recognize them as Nobel laureates. Yamanaka, a Japanese physician, won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research into adult skin cells, while Japanese-American physicist Nakamura received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014 for inventing environmentally friendly blue light-emitting diodes.
"Efficient and stable laser-driven white lighting" Kristin A. Denault, Michael Cantore, Shuji Nakamura, Steven P. DenBaars, et al. AIP Advances 3, 072107 (2013)
The US American Professor, Dr. Shuji Nakamura, originally from Japan, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2014 for the development of the blue light emitting diode (LED) and the laser diode.
Together with Dr. Helmut Erdl, Dr. Abdel Hanafi developed the BMW laser light technology and received the renowned Leibinger Innovation Award in 2014 for his achievement.
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Two scientists in this article will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame on May 12th in Washington D.C. Shuji Nakamura invented the blue LED; Jaap Haartsen, Bluetooth. Guess what their favorite color is? You'll find out at the end of the article!
In recognition of his groundbreaking work in LED (light-emitting diode) technology, UC Santa Barbara materials professor Shuji Nakamura has been chosen as a 2015 Global Energy Prize Laureate. The prestigious Russian award “honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world’s various and pressing energy challenges.”
If you have access to Japanese television/cable, Shuji Nakamura's documentary, THE LIGHT, will appear on the National Geographic Channel. Dates of the show: April 30 & May 2. The attached link has 2 previews of the show.
Professor Shuji Nakamura received the Distinguished Scie
“I’m extremely honored,” said Van de Walle, of the endowment named after Herbert Kroemer, UCSB emeritus professor and 2000 Nobel Laureate.
UCSB's Bulk GaN research team and Aalto visitors: Dr. Pyry Kivisaari, Mr. Lauri Riuttanen, & Professor Jukka Tulkki.
Aalto University - Speaker #1
Dr. Pyry Kivisaari, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science
“Bipolar Monte Carlo simulation of current transport in III-N LEDs”
Aalto University - Speaker #2
Mr. Lauri Riuttanen, Department of Micro and Nanosciences