UI lab now named for Holonyak

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (WCIA) — The UI’s engineering Micro and Nanotechnology Lab (MNTL) has a new name.

College of Engineering officials say, as of Tuesday, it’s officially named after Professor Nick Holonyak, Jr.

They say few alumni have had as big an impact as Holonyak. He invented the world’s first practical LED light.

The director of the laboratory says Nick was a true visionary.

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