Deji Akinwande, Ph.D.

Associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, University of Texas, Austin - 2016 fellow


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 Ph.D. 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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Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, 2009
Stanford University


Bachelor/Master of Science, Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, 2000
Case Western Reserve University


Fulbright Specialist Award, 2018

APS Fellow, 2017

Bessel Research Award, Humboldt Foundation, 2017

U.S. Presidential (PECASE) Award from President Obama, 2015

IEEE NANO Geim and Novoselov (Inaugural) Graphene Prize, 2012

NSF Faculty CAREER Award, 2012

Moore Inventor Fellows