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George Wang interview: Developing next-generation lighting using nanowires

Research at Sandia explores new architectures for LEDs with the goal of ultra-efficient lighting.

10 January 2013, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201301.02

George T. Wang is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff in the Advanced Materials Sciences Department at Sandia National Laboratories. He received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1999 and 2002, where he was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship and the David Sen-Lin Lee Fellowship.

At Sandia, his primary research efforts have focused on the synthesis, properties, and applications of III-nitride based semiconductor nanowires. He is a currently a Senior Leadership Council member at the $18M Solid State Lighting Science Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) at Sandia, where he leads an effort on nanowire-based lighting. Wang has authored or co-authored 50 journal publications, which have received over 1000 citations.