Prof. Bayram awarded under DOE’s ARPA-E, the OPEN program

for project titled “Green Light Emitting Diodes for the Ultimate Solid-State Lighting“.

Thanks to the ARPA-E OPEN, ICORLAB led by Prof. Can Bayram in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will pursue direct-emitting novel green light emitting diodes (LEDs) that can enable accelerated solid-state lighting (SSL) adoption to reduce lighting-related energy needs and greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 25% compared to non-SSL. The transition to SSL could reduce U.S. energy needs and greenhouse gas emissions by an additional 55% by 2035 compared to non-SSL, accounting for 5% of the U.S.’ primary energy budget. High efficiency green LEDs enabled by cubic gallium nitride (GaN) is used to eliminate polarization and reduce droop, making them significantly more efficient than traditional III-V based LED technology. Our design could reduce manufacturing costs and facilitate widespread adoption of high efficient color-mixed SSL illumination by commercial and residential markets.

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– All About Circuits

– Department of Energy

– University of Illinois

Journal paper highlighted as the Front Cover

ACS Omega selected our work (ACS Omega 5, 3917 – 3923 (2020) as the issue Front Cover.

The cover art illustrates the crystal structure and band alignments of zincblende AlN/GaN/InN heterostructures. The innovative zincblende III-nitrides material system featuring type-I band alignment and polarization-free nature is beneficial to capture both electrons and holes for recombination and has broad emission wavelength ranging from ultraviolet, blue, green, to red spectrum.

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Team Cubic LEDs selected as a 2019 National Inventors Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Competition Finalist

Team Cubic LEDs [Graduate Student: Mr. Richard Liu, Advisor: Prof. Can Bayram] invented a method for enabling single-crystal single-phase cubic GaN semiconductors. U of I U.S. Patent 10,027,086 (issued July 17, 2018) lays the foundations for enabling this next phase of III-nitride materials for advanced light emitting diodes and transistors. 

National Inventors Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Competition (held since 1990) selected Team Cubic LEDs and this co-invention as one of the five graduate finalists in this year’s competition. 

Richard will represent U of I as a finalist with our invention on Oct 29-30th in Washington DC in front of the distinguished Hall of Famers.

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– Nick Holonyak, Jr Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory

– University of Illinois ECE Department

– Collegiate Inventors Competition

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Dicky selected as a semi-finalist in the Graduate College Image of Research Competition

Dicky’s research image is selected as a semi-finalist in the Graduate College Image of Research CompetitionOf the twenty-five semi-finalists, the following 4 awards will be given: First prize: $500; Second prize: $300; Third prize: $200; Honorable mention: $100. Semi-finalists will also compete for a People’s Choice award ($100) which will be voted on by attendees of the reception.

You are all invited to join the University of Illinois 2019 Graduate Student Image of Research Exhibition on April 3, 4-5:30 PM, Main Library, RM 220 to enjoy.

Prof. Bayram invited to the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Prof. Bayram is invited to attend the China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (CAFOE), hosted by Qualcomm and organized by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). This two-and-a-half-days long symposium is held biennially, and this year, sixty participants – including the organizing committee and speakers – from Chinese and US universities, industry, and government are to cover four topics – Smart Cities, New Materials, Neuroengineering, and 5G Wireless Communication Technology.

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– University of Illinois ECE Department

Prof. Baris Bayram is promoted to Full Professorship

Prof. Can Bayram’s big brother, Prof. Baris Bayram (Ph.D. in EE, 2006, Stanford University, CA, US) is promoted to full professorship at the top engineering university, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. As a 2011 Turkish Academy of Sciences Young Scientists Awardee, Prof. Baris Bayram is the founding director of ULTRAMEMS Laboratory (est. in 2006) and his team focuses on novel ultrasonic transducers and noninvasive technologies for medical imaging. With ₺5M+ external funding, ULTRAMEMS is where next generation young scientists and student engineers seek innovative technologies.