The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Nick Holonyak, Jr.
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Illinois
Urbana,Illinois 61801 USA
"For his contributions as one of the Nation's most prolific inventors in the area of semiconductor materials and devices, and for his role as research mentor while working at the forefront of solid-state science and technology."
Presented by President Bush at a White House East Room Ceremony on November 13, 1990.
Medal of Technology recipient
Award Year 2002