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Nick Holonyak
Nick Holonyak Jr. is an American engineer and educator. He was particularly noted for the invention of a light emitting diode in 1962 which emitted visible red light instead of infrared light; Holonyak showed off the LED on October 9, 1962 while working at General Electric's research lab in Syracuse, New York. He is John Bardeen's Honorary Chairman of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he has worked since leaving General Electric in 1963
BornNovember 3, 1928, Zeigler, Illinois, U.S.
ResidenceUnited States
FieldsElectrical engineering
Alma materUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS 1950, MS 1951, PhD 1954
ThesisEffect of Surface Conditions on Characteristics of Rectifier Junctions (1954)
Notable awardsNational 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)

About Nick Holonyak

Inventor Nick Holonyak was born in Zeigler, Illinois, United States on November 3, 1928. He dies at the age of 93, on , ????.

Inventor of the light-emitting diode, dubbed the"Father of the LED". He has received accolades from George H.W. Bush, US President George W. Bush, Emperor Akihito of Japan, and World Leader Vladimir Putin, and he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2008.

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Nick Holonyak before becoming famous

Nick Holonyak was born in the Zodiac sign Scorpio (The Scorpion), and 1928 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Dragon (龍).

He received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Achievement of Nick Holonyak

In Reader's Digest in 1963, he prophesied that LEDs will eventually replace Edison's incandescent bulbs, and he was correct.

Nick Holonyak's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

He married Katherine Holonyak in 1956 and had three children with her.

Nick Holonyak Collabed with

US President George Bush and his son, US President George W. Bush, both honored him for his lifetime achievements.

Nick Holonyak Income & Net worth

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Latest information about Nick Holonyak updated on March 12 2023.