Nobel Laureate Nakamura Shuji Appointed Honorary Professor of Northwest University

Nakamura Shuji, the 2014 Nobel Prize winner in physics and professor of the Department of Materials, Institute of Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, gave a lecture at the “Nobel Prize Winner Forum” to over 600 teachers and students from Northwest University, Xi’an University of Post and Telecommunications, Xi’an Polytechnic University and the Affiliated Middle School of Northwest University on May 2nd, 2018. An academic report entitled “The Invention of High Efficient Blue LED and Future Solid State Lighting” was delivered at the forum where the professor also reviewed his career development as a scientific researcher.

In the report, Nakamura Shuji first introduced the great influence of blue light LED on the high efficiency lighting and display which brought about the lighting revolution in human history. He further shared the invention of high efficiency gallium nitride blue LED and the key technical problems conquered during the process.

President Guo Lihong first expressed his gratitude to Professor Nakamura Shuji for his visit and lecture at Northwest University and then introduced the disciplinary development of physics and the development of the university to Nakamura Shuji and teachers and students present. The president looks forward to continuous support from Nakamura Shuji’s team for the development of physics at NWU and expanded cooperation and exchanges with the university.

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