Nick Holonyak Jr. (born November 3, 1928) is an American engineer and educator. He is known for his 1962 invention of a light-emitting diode (LED). He is a John Bardeen Endowed Chair Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Nick Holonyak Jr.
|Alma mater||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; BS 1950, MS 1951, PhD 1954|
|Awards||National Academy of Engineering (1973)|
National Academy of Sciences (1984),
IEEE Edison Medal (1989)
National Medal of Science (1990)
National Medal of Technology (2002)
IEEE Medal of Honor (2003)
Global Energy Prize (2003)
Lemelson-MIT Prize (2004)
National Inventors Hall of Fame (2008)
|Thesis||Effect of Surface Conditions on Characteristics of Rectifier Junctions (1954)|
|Doctoral advisor||John Bardeen|
- Nick Holonyak was elected in 1973 as a member of National Academy of Engineering in Electronics, Communication & Information Systems Engineering and Materials Engineering for contributions to development of semiconductor controlled rectifiers, light emitting diodes and diode laser.
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- Wolinsky, Howard (February 5, 2005). "U. of I.'s Holonyak out to take some of Edison's luster". The Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on February 25, 2016. Retrieved 2015-01-17.
- Damery, Jonathan (August 5, 2013). "Holonyak retires after 50 years in ECE". University of Illinois.