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The Princess of Asturias Foundation

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Sumio Iijima, Shuji Nakamura, Robert Langer, George M. Whitesides and Tobin Marks

Prince of Asturias Award for Technical & Scientific Research 2008

04-June-2008

"I hope this Award helps to raise awareness not only for the potentially substantial global energy savings involved when using LEDs for illumination, but the role that violet laser diodes play in data storage devices. The high efficiency of blue LEDs and white LEDs would save significant energy, thus reducing the associated greenhouse gas emission and possibly reduce global warming effects dramatically. Adopting the use of LEDs for illumination would help all countries achieve reduced emissions in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol. The violet laser diode is a foundational aspect for Blue-Ray technology, as well as many applications in medicine and biotechnology."

Shuji Nakamura
Santa Barbara, 4th June 2008

04-June-2008

"The news has come suddenly to me. I was so surprised to hear the news. I am very happy to receive this prize because my work has been recognized internationally. The work does not belong not only to me but also many collaborators who worked with me. I would like to thank those people as well. Once again I am very grateful for receiving the prize. Thank you very much".

Sumio Iijima
Tokio, 4th June 2008

04-June-2008

"I´m deeply honored to receive this wonderful award. It?s a privilege to be considered in the same category as the past and current recipients."

Robert Langer
Boston, 4th June 2008

04-June-2008

"I will be honored to share this award with my several colleagues, for its recognition of materials as an important part of science and technology. The accomplishments included in the award span the full range of properties and applications, from biomedicine to electronics. I am also honored to be included in such company".

George Whitesides
Boston, 4th June, 2008

04-June-2008

"I will be honored to share this award with my several colleagues, for its recognition of materials as an important part of science and technology. The accomplishments included in the award span the full range of properties and applications, from biomedicine to electronics. I am also honored to be included in such company".

George Whitesides
Boston, 4th June, 2008

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