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In conjunction with the centennial celebration of the founding of the NC State Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 1924, MSE is proud to announce the 13th annual Robert F. Davis Distinguished Lecture Series. Join us for this special lecture presented by Hiroshi Amano, director of the Center for Integrated Research of Future Electronics and a professor at the Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability at Nagoya University. His talk is titled “Wide and Ultrawide Bandgap Semiconductors: A Journey to the Unknown World."

Amano shared the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics with professors Isamu Akasaki and Shuji Nakamura “for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.” Amano is currently developing technologies for the fabrication of high-efficiency power semiconductor development and new energy-saving devices at Nagoya University.

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