UCSB’s Nakamura adds Queen Elizabeth Prize to his Nobel
Shuji Nakamura, a professor of materials and electrical and computer engineering at UC Santa Barbara, is one of the recipients of the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, or QEPrize. The five recipients are all pioneers in the field of light-emitting diodes, or LED lighting. Nakamura began developing LED technology while a researcher in Japan Read More →
South Coast Biz Tech Awards: 2015 winners include Nobel winner, startups and a zoo
A Nobel Prize winner, two recent IPOs, a cultural icon who knows how to innovate and a startup entrepreneur will be honored this year at the South Coast Business and Technology Awards. The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has announced that Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura, the founders of device makers Inogen and Sientra, the Santa Read More →
Practical prestige: Innovation can be pricey, but pays off
If continuing research can change the amount of energy we expect our consumer electronics to consume as much as Nakamura’s LEDs have changed the way we think of light bulbs, the university will more than recover Munger’s donation money in patent licensing and added prestige.
Op/ed: Japan’s Nobel win should spur Abe to action
If a new generation of researchers like Nakamura were motivated by the almighty yen sign, Japan’s entire economy would benefit.