The Takeda Award Message from Chairman Awardees Achievement Fact Awards Ceremony Forum 2001


Social/Economic Well-Being
Isamu Akasaki
Hiroshi Amano
Shuji Nakamura

Individual/Humanity Well-Being
Patrick O. Brown
Stephen P. A. Fodor

World Environmental Well-Being
Charles Elachi
Nobuyoshi Fugono
Ken'ichi Okamoto

Social/Economic Well-Being
Technical Achievement: The Development of Blue Light Emitting Semiconductor Devices - Development of the blue light emitting diode and laser diode is the final link in completing the light spectrum for semiconductor devices.

Shuji Nakamura
Shuji Nakamura
1977 Bachelor of Electronic Engineering, University of Tokushima
1979 Master of Electronic Engineering, University of Tokushima
1994 Doctor of Engineering, University of Tokushima
1979-1999 Nichia Chemical Corporation
2000-present Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara

1996 Nishina Memorila Award
1996 IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) Engineering Achievement (with Drs. Akasaki and Amano)
1997 MRS Medal Award
1997 Okochi Memorila Award
1998 C&C Award (with Dr. Akasaki)
1998 British Rank Prize (with Drs. Akasaki and Amano)
1998 IEEE Jack A. Morton Award (with Dr. Akasaki)
2000 Honda Award
2000 Carl Zeis Research Awrd
2001 Asahi Award (with Dr. Akasaki)
2001 OSA Nick Holonyak, Jr. Award
2001 IEEE Quantum Electronics Award
2002 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Engineering
He is honored with many other awards.

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