|Born||22 May 1954|
Ikata, Ehime, Japan
|Citizenship||Japan (until 2005)|
United States (since 2005)
|Alma mater||University of Tokushima|
|Known for||Blue and white LEDs|
|Awards||Millennium Technology Prize (2006)|
Harvey Prize (2009)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2014)
Global Energy Prize (2015)
National Inventors Hall of Fame (2015)
Mountbatten Medal (2017)
Zayed Future Energy Prize (2018)
|Institutions||University of California, Santa Barbara|
Shuji Nakamura (中村 修二, Nakamura Shūji, born May 22, 1954) is a Japanese-born American electronic engineer. He is a professor at the Materials Department of the College of Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He is known as the inventor of the blue LED.
References[change | change source]
- "中村教授「物理学賞での受賞には驚いた」 ノーベル賞". The Nikkei. Nikkei Inc. October 2014.
- Shuji received American citizenship in 2000. Japan does not recognize dual nationality.
- 特許は会社のもの「猛反対」 ノーベル賞の中村修二さん [Patent belongs to the company "Violent opposition" Nobel prize winner Shuji Nakamura] (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun Digital. 18 October 2014. Archived from the original on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
- ノーベル賞の中村修二氏、「アメリカの市民権」を取った理由を語る [Nobel prize winner Shuji Nakamura talks about why he acquired U.S. citizenship] (in Japanese). withnews. 18 October 2014.
２００５、６年ごろに（米国市民権を）取ったんですよ [acquired (U.S. citizenship) in 2005 or 2006]
- "Shuji Nakamura". Santa Barbara: University of California. Archived from the original on July 15, 2010. Retrieved July 31, 2008.
- "Nobel laureate fought the odds to make history". Pacific Coast Business Times. 10 October 2014. Retrieved Oct 10, 2014.