September 14, 2011
UCSB Materials Professor Shuji Nakamura to Receive Emmy Award
Acclaimed Materials and Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Nakamura Honored for Pioneering Development of Large-screen Color LED Displays
From the official news release by UCSB Public Affairs:
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has named Shuji Nakamura, professor of materials and of electrical and computer engineering at UC Santa Barbara, among the winners of the 63rd Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards. The award will be presented during the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.
The awards honor outstanding achievement in technical or engineering development, and recognize individuals, companies, and scientific or technical organizations for developments in engineering technology that have significantly impacted broadcast television. Nakamura is being recognized for his pioneering development of large-venue, large-screen direct view color displays.
Nakamura, who is also co-director of the campus's Solid State Lighting and Energy Center, is the first UCSB faculty member to receive an Emmy Award, and one of only a small number of academics to be so honored since the Technology & Engineering awards were established in 1948.
"I am very pleased to receive the Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for my work leading to high-efficiency blue, green, and white LED's, which are now used in backlighting LCD TV's, mobile devices, large-screen direct view color video screens, and, eventually, general illumination," said Nakamura.