Professor Deji Akinwande of UT ECE was awarded an NSF CAREER award for his work on Integrated Si-CMOS and Graphene Heterogeneous Nanoelectronics. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.
Prof. Akinwande is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Akinwande received a B.S./M.S combined degree in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and a Ph.D. degree from Stanford University. He has published widely on carbon nanomaterials in a variety of disciplines including physics, chemistry, materials, and electrical engineering journals. He joined UT Austin starting from January 2010. He is a member of IEEE, APS, ACS, and MRS societies. Dr. Akinwande received an Army Research Office Young Investigator Award in 2011.