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Professor Shuji Nakamura succeeded in developing a light emitting diode that emits blue and green lights, and purple laser diode at the practical level by using a semiconductor material of the gallium nitride group. Light emitting bodies created by this invention open the way for a wide variety of uses. In addition, they consume very little power and contribute greatly to energy saving.
We evaluate highly his such activities and achievements in that they contribute largely to the diffusion of the "eco-technology" concept that Honda Foundation has been consistently advocating since its establishment and we present you hereby the HONDA PRIZE.
CURRICURUM VITAE Of Prof. Dr. Shuji Nakamura

1954      
Born in Ehime, Japan
1973-77
Majored in electronics at Department of Engineering, University of Tokushima
1977-79
Master's Course at the University of Tokushima Graduate School of Technology
1979-88
Nichia Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.: research and development on infrared LED and crystal development of GaAs on Si
1988-89
Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Florida; research on crystal development of GaAs on Si
1989-99
Research and development on the blue, green LED and purple semiconductor laser
1994      
Obtained Ph.D. from the University of Tokushima
2000-
Professor, Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara

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