Nobel Prize Winner Tours KAMM
Kentucky Advanced Materials Manufacturing (KAMM) recently had the honor of hosting Dr. Shuji Nakamura for an in-depth tour of its advanced diamond fabrication facility.
KAMM specializes in the high-capacity production of lab-created diamonds. From its manufacturing plant in Louisville, Kentucky, and branch office in New York, KAMM is accelerating the adoption of diamond for applications ranging from jewelry to semiconductors.
Dr. Shuji Nakamura is a highly accomplished engineer and visionary focused on electronic and photonic materials. His work in III-V materials has revolutionized solid state lighting and display technologies. He holds more than 200 US Patents and is an author on more than 700 papers in this field. He is currently serving as a professor of Materials and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dr. Nakamura received the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics (along with Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano) for the invention of efficient blue light emitting diodes. His work is estimated to result in a cumulative 30GW and $98 billion in energy consumption savings by 2030.