News for 2019

December 29, 2019

Congratulations to Matt Wong! Matt Wong’s article “Review—Progress in High Performance III-Nitride Micro-Light-Emitting Diodes,” published by ECS in the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, was among our top 10 

2019 CTA Hall of Fame inductee
November 04, 2019
'The Current War' Helps CTA Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Hall of Fame  
FIG. 1. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) images of commercially sourced SiC substrates: (a) Supplier A (mechanically polished), (b) Supplier B (chemomechanically polished), and (c) Supplier B after NH3 pretreatment. AFM after 75 nm (d) and 2.95 μm (e) of AlN growth by MOCVD shows the initiation layer and smoothing layer morphologies. Scale bars equal 1 μm, and data color scales are 5 nm (a), 300 pm [(b) and (c)], 500 pm (d), and 1 nm (e).
October 14, 2019
Reduced dislocation density and residual tension in AlN grown on SiC by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition  Appl. Phys. Lett. 115, 161101 (2019);
October 02, 2019
Edison Nobel Prize in Physics winner of the 21st century Shuji Nakamura Hing lecture
October 01, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019
September 23, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Shuji Nakamura on his Honorary Degree from the Universiti Sains Malaysia! 

Congratulations to USM for its 50th Anniversary and for Team INOR who sponsored Professor Shuji Nakamura's recent visit and his public lecture! 



September 19, 2019

New open access publishing options went live today in the 

September 16, 2019

The Editorial Board of the Applied Physics Express (APEX) has selected Matt Wong's article as a "Spotlights" article.

September 16, 2019

Lighting R&D Student Poster and Design Competition: The DOE Lighting R&D Workshop is set to take place Jan 28-30 in San Diego.

August 28, 2019

28 August 2019 

Congratulations to Ryan Anderson for making the Editor's Picks in the Optics Express!

August 28, 2019
Realization of thin-film m-plane InGaN laser diode fabricated by epitaxial lateral overgrowth and mechanical separation from a reusable growth substrate
August 28, 2019

Event: AAAFM-UCLA International Conference on Advances in Functional Materials

Date: August 21, 2019

Location: Northwest Auditorium/Carnesale Commons, UCLA

July 24, 2019
Art of Science, 2019 Tue, 07/02/2019 - 8:00am to Fri, 12/20/2019 - 5:00pm
July 24, 2019

JAFFRI Ibrahim (pic) is sitting behind his desk holding an almost nondescript white box with a surface that is punctured by a bright blue light.

July 10, 2019

UCSB representatives at the 13th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors 2019 (ICNS-13), hosted in Bellevue, Washington, Seattle’s Eastside. 

July 05, 2019

June 25th 2019, Université Toulouse III

Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, right, awards Prof. Shuji Nakamura an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from UMass Lowell as Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation Julie Chen looks on.
July 02, 2019

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 WHAT: Shuji Nakamura, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing energy-efficient LED bulbs, will be presented with an honorary doctoral degree from UMass Lowell by Chancellor Jacquie Moloney before delivering the university’s annual Tripathy Endowed Memorial Lecture. LED bulbs emit bright white light that saves energy by producing light approximately 90 percent more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs.

July 02, 2019

Ereztech, a leading organometallic specialty chemical manufacturer, awards three $1,500 fellowships to well deserving students and post-docs pursuing careers in organometallic chemistry that have distinguished themselves in organometallic related fields. For details on the Ereztech Young Organometallic Scientists Award, click on the link:



June 18, 2019
18 June 2019. Congratulations to on the Scilight publication of "Indium nitride quantum dots could shine the light for next-generation fiber optics," published online!  
May 21, 2019

SSLEEC's Principle Development Engineer Michael Iza receives a certificate for completing UCSB's Supervisory Certificate Program at the Chancellor's Staff Celebration Luncheon on May 21, 2019. 

April 24, 2019

The inaugural Founder's Chairs in Chemical Engineering: Professor Mike Gordon (front row, left), Professor Scott Shell (front row, right). Back row: Rod Alferness, dean of CoE; Duncan Mellichamp; Chancellor Henry Yang

April 19, 2019

The University of Perugia awarded the Honorary Doctorate in Energy and Sustainable Development to prof. Shuji Nakamura: with LEDs has revolutionized the world of light.

April 04, 2019

ESE Seminars & Events

The Jack Keil Wolf Lecture in Electrical and Systems Engineering


Jack Keil Wolf Lecture

Thursday, January 24, 2019

3pm, Reception to Follow


Shuji Nakamura

Professor of Materials and Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Director,

Solid State Lighting and Energy Center University of California Santa Barbara

March 20, 2019

March 19, 2019

Two UCSB students explained their work with LED and laser lighting within UCSB’s Technology, Solid State Lighting, and Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC). 

Photo by Matt Perko, UCSB
February 04, 2019
Shuji Nakamura, Awarded Nobel Prize In Physics In 2014, Interviewed By CleanTechnica


#GuidingLight's spectacular final event took place in the UAE on Wednesday (January 9, 2018) and was attended by dignitaries, stakeholders and social media influencers.
January 14, 2019

Last month, the Zayed Sustainability Prize (aka Zayed Future Energy Prize) launched Guiding Light, an inspirational, five-country, month-long campaign that shared Sheikh Zayed’s vision of sustainability and humanitarianism with the world. Its trans-continental #GuidingLight journey reached its grand finale at Masdar Park, in the UAE. This project lit-up 5 countries with 10,000 solar lanterns to off-grid communities across the world. See event photos below.