James Robert (Bob) Biard

James Robert (Bob) Biard


James Robert (Bob) Biard will receive the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, from SMU on Saturday, May 18, 2013, for his outstanding contributions in the field of optoelectronics. Biard received the world’s first patent for the light emitting diode (LED), now ubiquitous in devices ranging from digital clocks and remote controls to television screens and traffic lights.  He holds more than 75 patents for his inventions.


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