Shuji Nakamura

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Shuji Nakamura

Shuji Nakamura in 2014
Born (1954-05-22) 22 May 1954 (age 69)
CitizenshipJapan (until 2005)
United States (since 2005)[3][4]
Alma materUniversity of Tokushima
Known forBlue and white LEDs
AwardsMillennium 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)
Scientific career
FieldsElectronics engineering
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Shuji Nakamura (中村 修二, Nakamura Shūji, born May 22, 1954) FREng 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).[5] He is known as the inventor of the blue LED.[6]

With Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano, he is one of the three winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics.

References[change | change source]

  1. "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.
  2. Shuji received American citizenship in 2000. Japan does not recognize dual nationality.
  3. 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.
  4. 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]
  5. "Shuji Nakamura". Santa Barbara: University of California. Archived from the original on July 15, 2010. Retrieved July 31, 2008.
  6. "Nobel laureate fought the odds to make history". Pacific Coast Business Times. 10 October 2014. Retrieved Oct 10, 2014.