Professor Hiroshi Amano is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University. In 1992 he became an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Meijo University, then an Associate Professor and Professor, and finally became a Professor at Nagoya University's Graduate School of Engineering in 2010. He has also been the Director of the Akasaki Research Center (Akasaki Institute), Nagoya University since 2011.
During his doctoral program at the Nagoya University Graduate School of Engineering, he was able to realize high-quality epitaxially grown GaN film with metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy (MOVPE), p-type GaN filmdoped with Mg while conducting research with Professor Akasaki.
For the first time in history, he established the technology necessary for the production of blue LEDs, thus performing a great achievement the development of the high-luminosity blue LED.
He is currently developing technologies for the fabrication of high-efficiency power semiconductor development and new energy-saving devices at Nagoya University.