Professor Shuji Nakamura FREng

Professor of Materials and Electrical & Computer Engineering, The Cree Distinguished Professor in Solid State Lighting & Displays, Research Director, Solid State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center, University of California, Santa Barbara and Co-Founder of Soraa

Professor Shuji Nakamura FREngShuji Nakamura is widely recognised as a pioneer in wide-bandgap semiconductor light emitting devices, and was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Prize for in Physics for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes. His achievements enabled the development of white LEDs that have revolutionised the lighting industry and have superior low energy consumption resulting in significant energy savings.

Presently, he is developing the next generation of solid-state lighting, based on lasers, which is 100 times brighter than LED lighting. He continues to focus on the development of GaN thin film technology for novel light-emitting devices.