Graphene Tattoo Sensors: ACS Nano and News Reports

Graphene electronic tattoo sensors have been realized. congrats to postdoc scholar Shideh Ameri who led the work in collaboration with Nanshu Lu’s group.

Also widely reported in the news

Akinwande selected as Inaugural Gordon Moore Inventor Fellow

Prof. Akinwande has been selected as an Inaugural Gordon Moore Inventor Fellow.

Latest Papers: Flexible MoS2 in Adv. Mat., Black P. and Bubble Pen of 2D materials both in NanoLetters.

-State of the art in CVD MoS2 flexible transistors operating at GHz frequencies is published in advanced materials. Congrats to Dr. Sherry Chang (now at Apple) and Maruthi Yogeesh for leading this research. The research is also covered by technical news media.

-The first flexible black phosphorus RF transistors published in Nano Letters showing the highest cutoff frequencies of 20GHz at 0.5um channel length. An important progress towards flexible radio communication applications.

Congratulations to Weinan that led the research.

-Furthermore, our recent collaborative research work with Prof. Yuebing Zheng group (Mechanical Engineering Department, UT Austin) on using Bubble Pen Lithography (BPL) for patterning 2D materials published in Nanoletters.

Congrats to Dr. Linhan Lin (Prof. Zheng group), Wei Li and Maruthi Yogeesh for leading this research.

This research article was highlighted by the online news media –
Science (Editors’ Choice)
IEEE Spectrum,
UT News,
Optical Society of America,
Controlled Environments,
Digital Journals,

Foreign News Media highlights our work

NDTV India
Business Standard
Financial Express
India Today

Discovery Channel highlights our work


Grad|logic interview on grad school. EEweb features Akinwande as ‘Engineer of the Day’. ACS and New Scientist highlights vision.

-Dr. Chris Golde of Grad|Logic blog interviews Prof. Akinwande on navigating graduate school and some advice for graduate students. The main emphasis is on people and ideas.

Interview with Deji Akinwande

-EEweb, one of the popular electrical engineering websites has a Q&A feature article with Prof. Akinwande as the engineer of the day for 11/2/2015. 

-ACS Central features him on their ‘Center Stage’ Q&A platform 

-New Scientist Magazine features our silicene work and highlights our perspective for Silicon 2.0 nanotechnology

1st silicene device on cover of Nature Nanotechnology. Covered by Time magazine, NPR, Nature, ACS, IEEE, MIT, UTexas and over 50 news media

The first 2D silicon (silicene) transistor has been reported in nature nanotechnology. This work is enabled by very fruitful collaboration between Akinwande’s group and Molle’s Italian group, and led by research scientist Dr. Li Tao.

Silicene nature nanotechnology article

News media coverage (selected news outlets out of over 50)

Nature news

Time magazine

National Public Radio (NPR)

ACS News

UT Press Release

UT-Austin Engineering


MIT Tech Report

Royal Society of Chemistry

New Electronics







First flexible phosphorene transistors and radio demodulator in Nano Letters and highlighted in the news

The first flexible phosphorene transistors, circuits and radio demodulator was recently published in Nano Letters (March 2015) showing the highest mobilities among the 2D semiconductors and direct demodulation for wireless and radio communication applications.

Congratulations to Weinan and Maruthi that led the research.

The research article was highlighted by the online news media: nanotechweb, SPIE.