Amano Presented 2024 Davis Lecture

The Robert F. Davis Distinguished Lecture Series was created in 2010 to honor the accomplishments of Dr. Robert F. Davis, an internationally recognized semiconductor researcher who spent more than three decades as a faculty member at NC State Materials Science and Engineering.

Delivering the inaugural lecture on April 14, 2010, in Engineering Building 1, Dr. Davis presented “Solid-State Lighting: Current Status and the Impact of the Technology on Energy Utilization and Environmental Conditions.” Sharing insight into conventional lighting, the presentation illustrated how waste heat, pollution, and greenhouse gases are generated and explored the future of solid-state lighting.

Continuing the innovative spirit of the Davis Lecture Series, the department proudly hosted the 2024 presentation on Thursday, April 4, 2024, featuring Nobel Laureate Dr. 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 “Wide and Ultrawide Bandgap Semiconductors: A Journey to the Unknown World” was held at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium on the NC State University Centennial Campus.

This annual spring event is free and open to the public.