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LED Lighting Development Wins 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
Nick Holonyak Jr., Isamu Akasaki, M. George Craford, Russell Dupuis, and Shuji Nakamura awarded the world’s most prestigious engineering accolade
The 2021 QEPrize is awarded for the creation and development of LED lighting, which forms the basis of all solid-state lighting technology. Russell Dupuis, of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology with a joint appointment in Materials Science and Engineering, was recognized with his colleagues Nick Holonyak Jr., Isamu Akasaki, M. George Craford, and Shuji Nakamura, for not only for the global impact of LED and solid-state lighting, but also for the tremendous contribution the LED technology has made, and will continue to make, to reducing energy consumption and addressing climate change.