Professor Shuji Nakamura recognized as the LpS DIGITAL Innovation Awards Honoree 2023
The Jury recognizes the lifetime achievements of Prof. Nakamura, particularly his impactful contributions to the energy and lighting sectors, his dedication to global sustainability, and his support for ongoing research in laser/LED technology, along with his efforts towards fostering a cohesive global society.
Prof. Shuji Nakamura is a globally recognized pioneer in the field of semiconductor technology, best known for his invention of the blue LED. Born in Ehime, Japan, in 1954, Nakamura’s groundbreaking work has revolutionized lighting technology, paving the way for energy-efficient and sustainable lighting solutions. His blue LEDs, combined with red and green counterparts, have transformed electronic displays, leading to the development of white LEDs and blue laser diodes, which underpin Blu-ray technology.
Nakamura’s contributions have earned him numerous accolades, including the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. Beyond his technical achievements, he has been a staunch advocate for inventors’ rights and has championed the cause of sustainable and efficient lighting. Currently, he serves as a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, continuing his research and inspiring the next generation of innovators.
Achievement Award on video – Professor Nakamura