Symposium honoring Professor Milton Feng on his 60th birthday.
Milton Feng (left) with Nick Holonyak, Jr. (right),
co-inventors of the light emitting transistor.
Milton Feng co-created the first transistor laser, working with Nick
Holonyak in 2004. The paper discussing their work was voted in 2006 as one of the five most important papers published by the American
Institute of Physics since its founding 75 years ago. In addition to the invention of transistor laser, he is also well known for inventions of other "major breakthrough" devices, including the world's fastest transistor and light emitting transistor (LET). As of May, 2009 he is a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds the Nick Holonyak Jr. Endowed Chair Professorship.
The Micro and Nano Technology Laboratory
, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign