Professor B. Jayant Baliga
国际知名科学家， IGBT 唯一发明人
Dr. Baliga is an internationally renowned scientist, author of 19 books and over 550 publications, and an established educator in the field of power semiconductor devices with 120 U.S. Patents to his name. Dr. Baliga is also a serial entrepreneur having founded four successful companies in North Carolina with venture capital financing. Among his inventions, the most widely commercialized device is the Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) extensively used around the globe for compact fluorescent lamps, air-conditioning, home appliance controls, robotics, electric-cars/bullet-trains and compact defibrillators projected by the AMA to save 100,000 lives a year. The energy efficiency improvements derived from IGBTs have saved world-wide consumers more than $ 23 Trillion while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by more than 100 Trillion pounds during the last 25 years.
At the age of 45, he was elected into the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, the highest honor in the engineering profession. President Obama presented the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honor conferred by the United States Government to an Engineer, to Dr. Baliga in 2011. He received the North Carolina Award for Science, the highest honor given by the state to a civilian, from Governor Purdue in 2012. In 2014, he was awarded the highest IEEE recognition, the IEEE Medal of Honor, in Amsterdam NL. He is the recipient of the 2015 Global Energy Prize awarded in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. In 2016, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame as the sole inventor of the IGBT. He was made a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in April 2017.