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Prof. Deji Akinwande at the White House to receive the U.S.  PRESIDENTIAL (PECASE) AWARD by President Obama.

 

President Barack Obama greets Dr. Deji Akinwande, a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in the East Room of the White House, May 5, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

White House Press Release

University of Texas Press Release

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2019 update: Our Silicene work is top-ranked article of same age in Nature Nanotechnology since 2015. Congrats Li Tao and main collaborators (Alessandro Molle’s group).

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Welcome to Prof. Akinwande’s nano research group’s online portal. We are conducting basic and applied research at the frontier of nanomaterials, flexible nanoelectronics, bioelectronics, RF integrated circuits, and electromagnetics. Our passion lies in the discovery, understanding, and application of new paradigms to enable novel ubiquitous systems that can address societal needs.

We are looking for bright, motivated students and scholars to join the group. A strong work ethic and an abundance of passion is essential for our research activities. Please click here for more information.

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Deji Akinwande is an Endowed Faculty Full Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He received the PhD degree from Stanford University in 2009. His research focuses on 2D materials and nanoelectronics & nanotechnology, pioneering device innovations from lab towards applications. Prof. Akinwande has been honored with the 2018 Fulbright Specialist Award, 2017 Bessel-Humboldt Research Award, the U.S Presidential PECASE award, the inaugural Gordon Moore Inventor Fellow award, the inaugural IEEE Nano Geim and Novoselov Graphene Prize, the IEEE “Early Career Award” in Nanotechnology, the NSF CAREER award, several DoD Young Investigator awards, and was a past recipient of fellowships from the Kilby/TI, Ford Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 3M, and Stanford DARE Initiative. His research achievements have been featured by Nature news, Time magazine, BBC, Discover magazine, and many media outlets. He has served as an Editor for the IEEE Electron Device Letters, IEEE Proceedings, and is a current editor for Nature NPJ 2D Materials and Applications. He Chairs the 2020 Gordon Research Conference on 2D materials, and the 2019 Device Research Conference (DRC), and was the 2018 chair of the Nano-device committee of IEEE IEDM Conference.

He is a Fellow of APS, and Senior member or member of IEEE, and MRS societies.

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Specialist Fellow, 2018
  • Device Research Conference (DRC), General Chair, 2018/2019
  • IEDM, Chair of Nano Device Committee; 2018
  • UT-Austin Office of Technology Commercialization Inventor Award, 2018
  • Lybarger Endowed Professor, 2017-Present
  • APS Fellow, 2017
  • Bessel Research Award, Humboldt Foundation, 2017
  • Plenary Talk, SPIE, San Diego, 2017; largest photonic society meeting
  • Visiting Professor and Pembroke Fellow, University of Cambridge, 2016
  • Inaugural Gordon and Betty Moore Inventor Fellow Award, 2016
  • U.S. Presidential (PECASE) Award from President Obama
  • Editor, IEEE Electron Device Letters
  • Editor, Nature NPJ 2D Materials and Applications
  • IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award, 2015
  • UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award Finalist, 2015, 2016
  • TI/Jack Kilby Endowed Faculty Fellowship, 2013-2016
  • IEEE Senior Member, 2013
  • IEEE NANO Geim and Novoselov (Inaugural) Graphene Prize 2012
  • NSF Faculty CAREER Award 2012
  • DTRA Young Investigator Award 2012
  • 3M Nontenured Faculty Award 2012
  • Army Research Office Young Investigator Award 2011
  • Office of Naval Research Grant Award 2010
  • Stanford Future-Faculty DARE Fellow, 2008-2010 (12 fellows selected out of 110 senior Ph.D Candidates from all the Schools at Stanford University)
  • Ford Foundation Fellow, 2006-2009 (60 fellows out of over 1000 applicants)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Scholar, 2006-2008 (Selected Stanford Ph.D Candidate)
  • Stanford EE314 Course (RF Integrated Circuit Design): “Design Award” for outstanding Low-Noise Amplifier Designs by Prof. Thomas Lee (1 of 3 out of a class of ~150 students)

Major Achievements

  • Discovery of Atomristors: Memory effect in vertical TMD Monolayers, 17
  • Invention of graphene electronic tattoo sensors, 17
  • First demonstration of silicene transistors after 20yrs of international research, ’15
  • Pioneering advancement of flexible electronics based on graphene/2D sheets, 14
  • Development & commercialization (with Aixtron) of wafer-scale graphene from 4-12in wafers  for Si CMOS integration, ’14

Representative Publications

  • A. Molle, J. Goldberger, M. Houssa, Y. Xu, S.-C. Zhang, and D. Akinwande, “Buckled two-dimensional Xene sheets,” Nature Materials, 2017.

  • S. Kabiri Ameri, R. Ho, H. Jang, L. Tao, Y. Wang, L. Wang, D. M. Schnyer, D. Akinwande, and N. Lu, “Graphene Electronic Tattoo Sensors,” ACS Nano, 2017.

  • L. Tao, E. Cinquanta, D. Chiappe, C. Grazianetti, M. Fanciulli, M. Dubey, A. Molle, and D. Akinwande, “Silicene field-effect transistors operating at room temperature,” Nature Nanotechnology, 2015.

  • D. Akinwande, N. Petrone, and J. Hone, “Two-dimensional flexible nanoelectronics,” Nature Communications, 2014.

  • A. P. Nayak, S. Bhattacharyya, J. Zhu, J. Liu, X. Wu, T. Pandey, C. Jin, A. K. Singh, D. Akinwande, and J.-F. Lin, “Pressure-induced semiconducting to metallic transition in multilayered molybdenum disulphide,” Nature Communications, 2014.

  • S. Rahimi, L. Tao, S. F. Chowdhury, S. Park, A. Jouvray, S. Buttress, N. Rupesinghe, K. Teo, and D. Akinwande, “Toward 300 mm Wafer-Scalable High-Performance Polycrystalline Chemical Vapor Deposited Graphene Transistors,” ACS Nano, 2014.

Contact

Prof. Deji Akinwande

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Thrust Director, NASCENT NSF NERC Center
Microelectronics Research Center
Texas Materials Institute
The University of Texas at Austin

MER 1.206L, 10100 Burnet Rd. Bldg 160, Austin, TX 78758
deji AT ece.utexas.edu
512.471.4345