At the annual Graduate and Industry Networking (GAIN) event, PhD students Siva Mohan and SungJin Yang have won the GAIN Research Award for “Excellence in Research.
Siva Mohan won it for 2024 GAIN. Research on graphene transfer and integration.
SungJin Yang won it for 2023 GAIN. Research on resistive switching devices for 5G/6G systems.
Back to back awards for the group research. Congrats to Siva and SungJin.
Recent former postdoc scholar, Dr. Dmitry Kireev won the UT Austin’s Best Research Paper Hamilton Award from the University Co-op for our blood pressure wearable published in nature nanotechnology in 2022. This was a pioneering work for personalized health and prevention of hypertension. The joint collaboration was with Dr. Roozbeh Jafari lab at TAMU. UT-Austin student co-authors include Neelotpala Kumar.
Dr. Kireev is now an assistant professor at UMass.
The SCGSR program is designed to recognize and support exceptional U.S. graduate students by offering supplementary funding for a portion of their graduate thesis research. This research takes place at a Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory, focusing on areas of significance to the DOE Office of Science. Nick is among the elite group of 60 students selected for this program and will be conducting his research at the Center of Nanophase Materials
located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Nick’s academic journey began with the completion of his Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in 2021. His current research interests center on the investigation and control of phase changes and atomic-level defects in layered materials, particularly within the context of their applications in neuromorphic systems.
When asked about his motivation for delving into the field of Materials Science and Engineering, Nick shared, “the field really appealed to me as I wasn’t sure what I wanted to study, and the multidisciplinary aspect of materials science made a lot of sense for me to study since engineering problems in all fields face some sort of materials limitation.” In his leisure time, Nick enjoys staying active and embracing the outdoors, whether it’s through long runs, bike rides, or simply spending quality time with his dogs.
We are very delighted our wearable blood pressure work (nature nanotechnology 2022) was highlighted among the ‘remarkable discoveries’ of 2022. We look forward to advancing the concept so it becomes widely available and help many of the millions at risk or suffering from hypertension/cardio-vascular issues.
Chemical and Engineering News
We report the development of graphene electronic tattoos for continuous blood pressure monitoring using bio-impedance modality. Machine learning techniques were implemented to get Grade A accuracy results, which is the highest grade of the IEEE standard.
Work is now published in Nature Nanotechnology, and is a collaboration with Roozbeh Jafari’s group at Texas A&M. Postdoc Scholar Dr. Dmitry Kireev is the first author.
Several media outlets have reported on this significant achievement.
–UTexas News Release
–KXAN News Station Live Coverage
–Spectrum TV Coverage all over Texas
–New Scientist Coverage
–Business Insider Mexico
-Metro, the largest print newspaper in the World
Sivasakthya (Siva) Mohan has received the Student Leader Award from the Cockrell School of Engineering. A major honor. Congrats Siva!! The official citation is
“Every year, Engineering Student Life presents student leader awards to undergraduate and graduate students to recognize students who have motivated, guided, mentored and supported Cockrell School student organizations by working effectively with colleagues, honoring contributions and pushing others to excel”
A thorough review of resistance switching devices, aka, memristors is now in Science.
This work was led by Mario Lanza at KAUST with many other leading scholars contributing to the review article.
We describe memristors made from 2D materials, a phenomenon we discovered and can be utilized for various applications including 5G/6G/THz ‘zero-power’ switches.
The link to the Science review is here.
Our latest work on non-volatile ‘zero-power’ switches has been published in nature electronics.
This switches feature DC-500GHz bandwidth and can transmit data at 100Gb/s at ~300GHz. They can also be switched in less than a nanosecond. This performance meets/exceeds the IEEE 6G standardization target.
The collaborative work was the focus of the dissertation of former PhD student Myungsoo Kim, who is now a professor at UNIST.
The link to the paper is here.
A nature research briefing accessible to all is here
UT Press release is here.
IEEE Media Coverage is here.
Visual memory paper led by postdoc scholar Dr. Seongin Hong and with collaborators from Yonsei University and SKKU; now published in ACS Nano and made the cover article.
Congrats Dr. Hong and collaborators.
Dr. Hong is now a Professor at Gachon University in South Korea as of 2022.
2020 PhD graduate, Dr. Myungsoo Kim has won the UT-Austin Ben Streetman PhD Prize “For Outstanding Research by a Graduate Student in Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices.” CONGRATS!
Myungsoo began his faculty career in 2021/2022 as an Assistant Professor at UNIST in South Korea.
Dr. Kim authored several high-profile papers including 5G switches in Nature Electronics, and high-frequency applications of 2D memristors at the IEDM.
Wall street journal interviewed Professor Akinwande and featured his research and a picture with research scholar Dr. Kireev in an article on 2D materials.
Also ACM Magazine quoted Prof. Akinwande in an article on Chip scaling and 2D materials.
In original discovery research reported in nature nanotechnology, we discover the underlying physics (metal bonding to atomic vacancy) behind atomristor or memristor effect in atomic sheets using MoS2 as a model. This is arguably the smallest atomic memory unit (1nm feature size).
Work led by Dr. Saban Hus and with several distinguished collaborators.
Article Main page https://www.nature.com/articles/s41565-020-00789-w
Direct pdf file https://rdcu.be/b997C
Nature Blog Post
New research demonstrating lithium-ion glass as a high performance substrate for studying 2D electronic materials for transistors and amplifiers. Congrats Md. Hasibul Alam.
We are grateful to collaborators including Professors Sanjay Banerjee, and Helena Braga.
Article is open access and can be seen here
A single atomically-thin layer of hexagonal boron nitride shows that thinner is better with regards to radio-frequency switching applications. This work is now published and is based on our earlier discovery of atomristors.
Fruitful collaboration between UT-Austin (lead grad student, Myungsoo Kim) and CNRS in Lille led by Emiliano Pallecchi and Henri Happy.
Title: Analog switches made from boron nitride monolayers for application in 5G and terahertz communication systems. Nature Electronics May 2018. ->PDF.
A blog post in Nature can be read here.
News Media coverage:
Live TV interview on the public importance
Public Radio interview and Texas Standard transcript
NPR on KUT
IEEE Spectrum News
UT-Austin Press Release
UK Daily Mail
Army Press Release
Federal News Network