Shuji Nakamura

Shuji Nakamura


Author Profession: Japanese Physicist
Born: May 22, 1954
Age: 62 years old
Birth Sign: Gemini


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The LED light bulb is more than ten times the efficiency of regular incandescent lighting, so it can save the world hundreds of billions of dollars in electricity costs.

Basically, I like research because research is like to solve the quiz, you know. Always there is a problem, and I have to solve the problem. So I like those patterns. It's almost like research is sort of in a quiz.

A small company like Nichia should do niche products.

The promise of energy savings, reduced carbon emissions and affordable lighting was there from the inception. The proliferation of the technology into areas such as displays, automotive, medicine and horticulture was unexpected.

I hope that energy-efficient LED light bulbs will help reduce energy use and lower the cost of lighting worldwide.

For people who currently have to burn fossil fuels to produce meager, polluting light, LED lighting is a game changer.

I am thankful to Nichia Chemical Corporation and its founder Nobu Ogawa, who gave me the research opportunity to create a blue LED.

I couldn't achieve the American dream in Japan.

I wanted to quit Nichia. I didn't care about anything. It was OK for them to fire me. I was not afraid of anything.

If Japanese companies don't reform drastically and implement English as their daily business language, the economy will only continue to contract.

It is very satisfying to see that my dream of LED lighting has become a reality.

It's good to have high-quality competition. It helps drive research forward at a faster pace.

Many researchers have joined the field and applied the LED to many new markets such as mobile phone screens, LED TV, and LED Lighting.

My dream was to work for one of the big electronics companies like Sony or Panasonic.

The Japanese press likes me a lot, but the problem is the Japanese government. It's very bureaucratic.

The most important thing I learned at the University of Florida is that a Ph.D. and writing papers is very important in the United States.

There are still people in Japan who think money is something evil.

When I started on my research, I never expected I could invent the LED and laser diode.

You work to earn money. But in Japan, that idea has a bad image, and you're not supposed to say that.

I have been very fortunate to be supported by many people in my career. I also appreciate my personal friends, business friends, and my family who have been patient and understanding of my long working hours.

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