May 7 lecture: The Evolution and Future of LEDs and Laser Diodes

The California Lighting Technology Center’s third annual Don Aumann Memorial Lecture in Lighting Efficiency took place on May 7 at UC Davis.

For this presentation, Professor Shuji Nakamura discussed the past, present and future of LEDs and laser diodes, including their impact on energy conservation and lighting design.

World renowned for his research and development of nitride-based semiconductors, Dr. Nakamura’s work includes some of the most important breakthroughs in modern materials science, including the very foundation for LED lighting. His innovations and inventions continue to improve the quality and efficiency of LED lighting as well as other applications.

The Don Aumann Memorial Lecture in Lighting Efficiency reflects the shared mission of UC Davis and the California Lighting Technology Center to promote energy efficiency and achieve sustainability through education.