|Role||Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Institution||The University of Texas at Austin|
|Keywords / Areas of Interest||Graphene, 2D materials, nanomaterials, flexible electronics, memory devices, neuromorphic computing, thin-film transistors, silicene, mos2, sensors|
|Expertise Sought||Electron microscopy studies of our atomic materials. especially transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and also FIB in preparing the relevant samples.|
Deji Akinwande is an Endowed Faculty 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/technology, 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 serves as an Editor for the IEEE Electron Device Letters and 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 the American Physical Society (APS).