Host Institution: Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Physics, Poznan
Grant Start Date: 02/24/2019
Grant End Date: 03/09/2019
Field of Study: Physics Education
Aim of the Grant: Teaching/Research
Project Title: “Application of 1D and 2D materials in nanoelectronics”
Bio: Dr. Deji Akinwande is an Endowed Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his PhD degree from Stanford University in 2009. Prof. Akinwande has been honored with the 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 work on silicene has been featured by Nature news, Time magazine, and was selected among the top 2015 science stories by Discover magazine. He serves as an Editor for the IEEE Electron Device Letters and Nature NPJ 2D Materials and Applications. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).