News for 2016
UC Santa Barbara professors James Speck and Larry Coldren are among the newest fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
Both professors in the
Atomic Imperfections: UCSB researchers find that trace amounts of transition metal impurities in gallium nitride semiconductors kill LED efficiency
UC Santa Barbara materials and electrical and computer engineering professor Shuji Nakamura has been elected to Academia Sinica, Taiwan’s preeminent research institution. Nakamura, one of six Nobel laureates at UCSB, is among 22 new scholars and scientists elected to the prestigious academy at its biennial Convocation of Academicians earlier this month.
The 2014 Nobel Laureates met at the Grünewald Hall in the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm on 11 December 2014 for the traditional round-table discussion and TV program 'Nobel Minds'. The Nobel Laureates discussed the discoveries for which they've been honored, how these can be applied in a practical way, and the role of science in today's society.
Shuji Nakamura, 2014 Physics Laureate, describes his Nobel Prize awarded work in simple terms. 6 December 2014.
This is a video recording of Professor Shuji Nakamura's 2/4/2016 Nobel Lecture at the International Year of the Light (IYL) Closing Ceremony in Merida, Mexico.
In a special ceremony at the White House, President Obama awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to UC Santa Barbara research professor Arthur Gossard. The ceremony took place May 19.
Professor Jwo-Huei Jou's talk was on the Candlelight OLED. He is pictured here with Tal Margalith and UCSB Cheical Engineering Professor Michael Doherty.
Congratulations to David Hwang, Asad Mughal, and Christopher Pynn on winning $5,000, receiving the Cliff Hannel Innovation Award. "Opal" made it to the New Venture Competition Finals on April 28, 2016 and received a prestigious award where six student teams from UC Santa Barbara took home more than $40,000 in cash prizes at the 17th New Venture Competition Finals, hosted by the Technology Management Program (TMP).
6 Teams Advance to New Venture Competition Finals
Professor Shuji Nakamura traveled to London, England on April 14th to receive The Asian Award/Outstanding Achievement in Science & Technology.
Today marks UCSB’s first-ever Give Day, an online experience designed to celebrate the Gaucho spirit and to support UCSB like never before.
Here is another set of quotes by Shuji Nakamura set to video and music.
Enjoy a slide show of Professor Shuji Nakamura's quotes!
16 Mar 2016
Dr Shuji Nakamura speaking about LED and laser technology at the LuxLive exhibition in London. 'Laser diodes are the future of lighting,' he says.
Video interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=84&v=J-oBvPYx1NQ
Stacy Kowsz, UCSB's Materials PhD student, was featured on 2/29 morning's radio program on KCLU. "Campaign To Cut Down On Bike Accidents In Isla Vista To Hand Out Free Lights." Link to the MP3 is below.
University of California Santa Barbara Extension
February 11, 2016
A scientist sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) has been named to the National Academy of Inventors for groundbreaking work in energy efficiency using Gallium Nitride (GaN), with resulting improvements in everything from warfighter communications to hybrid cars, ONR reported in a Feb. 11 release.
Professor Nicolas Grandjean from the Institute of Physics at Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, gave a seminar on III-nitride photonic crystal cavities. He is pictured here with his host Professor James Speck and with Professors Umesh Mishra, Art Gossard, Claude Weisbuch, and Pierre Petroff.
Shuji Nakamura may now be known for his invention of LED bulbs, but his role in safeguarding rights of scientists cannot be overlooked.
The Global Energy Prize laureate, Shuji Nakamura, will share his exceptional view on creating world-class partnerships between research industry, government and academia to build long-term sustainable solutions. He will present it during the 2016 World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.