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The Global Energy Prize annually honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world’s various and pressing energy challenges.

The Global Energy Prize laureate elected to Taiwan`s most prestigious academy

The Global Energy Prize laureate Shuji Nakamura has been elected to Academia Sinica, Taiwan’s preeminent research institution. 

Renowned for his invention of the bright blue light emitting diodes, a technological achievement that paved the way toward white LED bulbs and their ubiquitous use in modern society, Nakamura joined the golden galaxy of the Global Energy Prize laureates in 2015 for the invention, commercialization and development of energy-efficient white LED lighting technology.  

“It`s not a surprise that Dr. Nakamura continues on getting recognition: his LED inventions have changed the world on a global scale and I am sure, more is to come",- sais the Global Energy, Non-profit Partnership`s President Igor Lobovsky. -  "His election as an Honorary Academician is a testament to his global leadership in advancing the frontiers of science and technology, as well as his humanitarian contribution to our world.”

Note that Academia Sinica is a leading academic institution in Taiwan that collaborates with 31 research institutes across three divisions: mathematics and physical sciences, life sciences and humanities and social sciences. Many of its members also have won notable international prizes including the Balzan Prize, the Wolf Prize and the Nobel Prize.

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