Awards and Honors

2020

2019

2018

2017

  • Academia Sinica Fellow, Taiwan

  • Mountbatten Medal Achievement Award, Institute of Engineering and Technology, England

  • Asia Pacific Brands Foundation Awards: Legendary Award

  • Doctor Honoris Causa from University of Warsaw, Poland

  • Honorary Fellowship Awards from Hong Kong Baptist University ACKM

  • Doctor Honoris Causa from Universidad International Menendez Pelayo, Spain

2016

  • The Asian Award/Outstanding Achievement in Science & Technology, London, England

  • The Nelson W. Taylor Keynote Award, The Pennsylvania State University

  • Asian & Pacific Islander American (APIA) Heritage Award, Sacramento, CA

  • Ordine dei Santi Mauizio e Lazzaro

2015

  • NAE Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering

  • National Academy of Inventors Fellow

  • Japanese Science of Applied Physics (JSAP) Honorary Member

  • National Inventors Hall of Fame

  • Physical Society of Japan Honorary Member

  • Pioneer Award, 21st annual South Coast Business & Technology Awards

  • Global Energy Prize

  • Asia Game Changer

  • Eagle on the World

  • Japanese Illuminating Engineering Institute Honorary Member

  • Japanese Institute of Electronics and information Honorary Member

  • Japanese Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Honorary Member

  • AAEOY Distinguished Science and Technology Award in Los Angeles

  • Doctor Honoris Cause from Wroclaw University in Poland

2014

  • Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Order of Culture Award, Japan

  • National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Member

  • Goleta’s Finest – Special Recognition by the Goleta Chamber of Commerce

2013

  • LED Pioneer Awards
  • LUX Awards: "LUX person of the Year in association with One-LUX"
  • Awards of Outstanding Achievement for Global SSL Development by ISA

2012

2009

2008

2007

2006

  • Global Innovation Leader Award, Optical Media Global Industry Awards
  • Millennium Technology Prize, Finland

2004

  • The Society for Information Display Karl Ferdinand Braun Prize

2003

  • CompoundSemi Pioneer Award
  • National Academy of Engineering Member
  • Blue Spectrum Pioneer Awards

2002

  • IEEE/LEOS Quantum Electronics Award
  • Recipient of the Franklin Institute’s 2002 Benjamin Franklin Medall in Engineering
  • Takeda Award
  • The Economist Innovation Award 2002 “No Boundaries”
  • World Technology Award

2001

  • Asahi Award
  • Cree Professor in Solid State Lighting and Display Endowed Chair
  • OSA Nick Holonyak Award
  • LEOS Distinguished Lecturer Award

2000

  • Takayanagi Award
  • Carl Zeiss Research Award
  • Crystal Growth and Crystal Technology Award

1999

  • Julius-Springer Prize for Applied Physics

1998

  • Innovation in Real Materials (IRM) Award
  • C&C Award
  • IEEE Jack A. Morton Award
  • British Rank Prize

1997

  • Best Paper Award of Japanese Applied Physics Society
  • Okochi Memorial Award
  • Materials Research Society (MRS) Medal Award

1996

  • Nikkei BP Engineering Award
  • Nishina Memorial Award
  • IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Engineering Achievement Award
  • Society for Information Display (SID) Special Recognition Award

1995

  • Sakurai Award

1994

  • Best Paper Award of Japanese Applied Physics Society
  • Nikkei BP Engineering Award