Chances are, you’re enjoying another innovation from Champaign-Urbana right now — the LED. University of Illinois professor Nick Holonyak, Jr. laid the groundwork for the modern LED, lighting up much of the technology we use today.
THE WEB BROWSER
Champaign-Urbana is the birthplace of the first popular web browser, an idea pioneered by two intrepid computer science students in 1992.
RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING
Enjoy that air conditioning in the sweltering heat of summer? Like not having unpleasant odors in the workplace? You’re welcome. Because that was the work of University of Illinois alumnus and faculty member, Dr. Seichi Konzo.