Hiroshi Amano

Gallium nitride (GaN) as a key material for establishing a sustainable society

14 October 2019 | 12:15pm-1pm | Forum Rolex

By 2020, more than 70% of the general lighting system will be replaced from the conventional incandescent lamps or fluorescent lamps to LED lamps, by which about 7% of the total electricity consumption can be saved.

In his presentation, Nobel Laureate Professor Hiroshi Amano, 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, will discuss the history and future prospects of the development of the blue and deep-UV LEDs. He will present the many applications of GaN and AIGaN-based technologies and how these materials can help establish a sustainable society.

Hiroshi Amano is a Japanese physicist, engineer, and inventor specializing in the field of semiconductor technology.

He was born in Hamamatsu, Japan, on September 11, 1960. He studied electrical engineering at the university in Nagoya, which also awarded him his doctorate in 1989. In 2002 he became a professor at Meijo University in Nagoya and later moved to Nagoya University.

He was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics together with Isamu Akasaki and Shuji Nakamura for “for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.”