The co-inventor of the blue light-emitting diode (LED), Theodore Moustakas (pictured), has been given Boston University’s Innovator of the Year 2012 award.

Moustakas’ work is focused on innovative superconductors for photonics and other applications. The technology coming out from his lab has been widely deployed to LEDs, and led to the creation of spin-out firm RayVio Corp.

Boston provost and chief academic officer Jean Morrison presented the award at BU’s annual networking event for tech transfer, Tech, Drugs and Rock…

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