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A Brilliant Idea_ Nick Holonyak, Jr. and the LED

A Brilliant Idea_ Nick Holonyak, Jr. and the LED

From  Drew MacGregor on 05/3/2013 56 plays 0  

Quantum-Well Laser

Nick Holonyak Jr., John Bardeen's first graduate student at Illinois, invented the first practical Light-Emitting Diode (LED) at General Electric before returning in 1963 to Illinois as a…

From  Drew MacGregor on 05/3/2013 71 plays 0  

Spark of Genius_ The Story of John Bardeen at the University of Illinois

Imagine a world without computers, cell phones or all modern electronics. This would be a world without John Bardeen. In 1947, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain invented the transistor which amplifies…

From  Drew MacGregor on 05/3/2013 97 plays 0  

ECE Illinois Alumni_Douglas Criner

ECE Illinois Alumni: Douglas Criner The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has had many notable alumni in its long history. Here's a short conversation with Douglas Criner (BSEE…

From  Drew MacGregor on 03/14/2013 21 plays 0