Dr. Isaac Wildeson, PhD has risen from senior development engineer to director in nine years’ time, driving his team at Lumileds to new levels of LED efficiency. He is senior director of epitaxy technology research and development at Lumileds, where he leads epitaxy process development, hardware development, characterization, and applications teams
Wildeson’s nomination is substantiated by the numbers, which is fitting due to his dual degrees in physics and applied mathematics. According to the submission, teams under his leadership have achieved greater than 35% relative improvement in the external quantum efficiency of high-power blue LEDs, and greater than 60% relative improvement in green LEDs.
His present role includes developing and executing external collaborations with companies, universities, and national laboratories on technology evaluations and joint development work, and he has participated in several successful government-sponsored research programs including a role as a principal investigator. Wildeson has served on various roundtables and as a panelist for the DOE, and has delivered invited talks as well as chaired sessions at major research conferences. He earned a master’s of science and PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University,
To recognize and celebrate lighting design talent, 40 young lighting designers are selected by LEDs Magazine as North American representatives of this new generation and ambassadors for their industry. All are outstanding young people with much to contribute