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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

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

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