Umesh Mishra gives The 63rd Annual Faculty Research Lecture
Corwin Pavilion, University Center, UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara electrical and computer engineering professor Umesh Mishra to deliver 63rd Annual Faculty Research Lecture
By Sonia Fernandez
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:30 Santa Barbara, CA
UC Santa Barbara electrical and computer engineering professor Umesh Mishra anticipated the need for higher performance and energy efficiency a long time ago. For decades he has focused his research primarily on the development of GaN materials and devices for electronics while contributing to opto-electronics such as optical data storage, semiconductor lasers and — last but not least — white LEDs pioneered by UCSB professor Shuji Nakamura, which have revolutionized lighting throughout the world. Due in part to Mishra's efforts, GaN has now become the cornerstone for advanced, energy-efficient technologies including power electronics and RF electronics for radar and 4G and 5G communications.
On Monday, Nov. 26, Mishra will deliver the 63rd Annual Faculty Research Lecture, the highest honor bestowed upon UC Santa Barbara professors in recognition of extraordinary scholarly distinction. The event at Corwin Pavilion, which is free and open to the public, begins with a reception at 4 p.m., followed by the lecture at 5:15 p.m.
Titled “Thank God for GaN,” Mishra’s lecture outlines the power of GaN to not only drive innovation but also to modernize existing technology, reduce power consumption and limit energy waste.