Shuji Nakamura

Nobel Prize in Physics, NAE,
Millennium Technology Prize Recipient,
CREE Distinguished Professor, Materials


(805) 893-5552
3524 Engineering II
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5050

Materials Research Areas: 


Eagle on the World
Asia Game Changer
Global Energy Prize
Physical Society of Japan Honorary Member
National Inventors Hall of Fame

Research Description: 

Widely recognized as pioneer in light emitters based on wide-bandgap semiconductors, Nakamura continues to focus on development of GaN thin film technology. Additional activities are directed towards growth of bulk GaN crystals with low defect density, for use as substrates in GaN-based devices such as LEDs, high brightness lasers and high-frequency, high-power transistors.


Doctor of Engineering, University of Tokushima
Master of Electronic Engineering, University of Tokushima
Bachelor of Electronic Engineering, University of Tokushima