Nick Holonyak, Jr. Award

The Nick Holonyak Jr. Award, established in 1997, honors Nick Holonyak Jr., who has made distinguished contributions to the field of optics through the development of semiconductor based light emitting diodes and semiconductor lasers. The award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to optics based on semiconductor-based optical devices and materials, including basic science and technological applications.

This award is endowed by SDL Ventures, LLC, and Donald and Carol Scifres.


2014 Ching Wan Tang
2013 Alessandro Tredicucci
2012 Kent D. Choquette
2011 Yasuhiko Arakawa
2010 Dan Botez
2009 John E Bowers
2008 Kam Yin Lau
2007 Connie J. Chang-Hasnain
2006 James J. Coleman
2005 P. Daniel Dapkus
2004 Peter G. Eliseev
2003 Joe Charles Campbell
2002 Pallab K. Bhattacharya
2001 Shuji Nakamura
2000 Zhores Ivanovich Alferov
1999 Dennis G. Deppe
1998 Magnus George Craford