Professor Hiroshi Amano is Japanese scientist and inventor – he is best known for his work in the field of semiconductor technology for which he was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. Together with Akasaki and Nakamura he was one of the inventors of light-emitting diodes (LED’s) which are an economically efficient way of generating light.
At the invitation L.Gantumur, Mongolia’s Minister of Education Culture, Professor Amano is making a three-day visit to Ulaanbaatar. Yesterday (29th March), he gave a lecture entitled “Lighting the World with LED” to engineering students and teachers.
In 2015, a total of 43 Mongolian experts participated in MSc and PhD degree programs and 34 Japanese professors have come to Mongolia to share their knowledge.
Currently, National University of Mongolia (NUM) lecturer B.Bolortuya is working on the research project entitled the “Detection and Activation of Biologically Active Compounds from Mongolian Plants” at Japan’s RIKEN – a top research institute attended by 3000 students. A group of researchers from the NUM and the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST) are currently undertaking their projects at the University of Nagoya in the laboratory of Professor Amano.