Deji Akinwande, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 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 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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Moore Inventor Fellows Science University of Texas at Austin, Sponsored Projects Office Back


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Bachelor/Master of Science, Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, Case Western Reserve University



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