Summit Speaker: Michael Krames


Executive Vice President, Advanced Labs, Philips Lumileds

Michael R. Krames was born in Irving, TX, on March 17, 1967. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, TX, in 1989 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. After graduation, he joined Hewlett-Packard Optoelectronics Division as a research engineer developing high-power visible-spectrum LEDs based on the III-phosphide material system. He then transitioned to research on light-emitting devices based on the III-nitride material system, and is currently Vice President of Advanced Laboratories for Philips Lumileds Lighting Co. in San Jose, CA. There his research focuses on advanced III-nitride epitaxy, LED device technology, and luminescent materials for photon down-conversion. Dr. Krames is a senior member of IEEE and has published more than 70 papers and been granted more than 50 U.S. patents in the field of solid-state lighting.

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