Deji Akinwande, Ph.D.

University of Texas, Austin

 

2016 Moore Inventor Fellow

 
Deji Akinwande, Ph.D.
 

Research Description

A recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Deji Akinwande is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He received the PhD degree from Stanford University in 2009. He is creating an atomically thin silicon structure known as silicene and related 2D materials, which could provide a tenfold increase in energy efficiency for integrated circuits such as computer chips. Deji’s goal is to make the world’s thinnest silicon transistor, which would extend the reach of Moore's Law and scale silicon technology to even smaller dimensions.

 
 

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