UCSB and USM: Potential Collaboration on LED


 The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) are looking to collaborate on light emission diode (LED) research and developments

By USM | 15 November, 2013

PENANG, MALAYSIA – The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) is looking forward to collaborate with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) as it was expressed during a courtesy visit to USM Vice-Chancellor Professor Dato’ Dr. Omar Osman.

Three UCSB professors – Research Director for the Solid State Lighting and Energy Centre Professor Dr. Shuji Nakamura, Director of the Solid State Lighting Energy Centre of California Professor Dr. Steven P. Denbaars, and Professor James Speck of the Materials Department of the University of California – were accompanied by CREST Chief Executive Officer Jaffri Ibrahim.

Jaffri Ibrahim said that CREST, a body that accelerates Malaysia’s electrical and electronics industry economic growth, invited UCSB to visit USM to explore potential collaboration between the two universities.

“We want to leverage on the strength and developments of the light emission diode (LED) industry by collaborating with UCSB to develop on, as what we see, as the next generation of LED technology,” he said, adding that the UCSB professors and CREST held a discussion on different collaborative models.

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