Wearable Blood Pressure Monitoring in Nature Nano. Global media interest.

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

IEEE Spectrum

Spectrum TV Coverage all over Texas

New Scientist Coverage


Daily Beast

Physics Today

Physics World

Physics Org

Austin American-Statesman



Business Insider Mexico

-Metro, the largest print newspaper in the World

Grad Student Siva Receives Student Leader Award

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”

Review of memristors and applications in Science.

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.

MoS2 6G Switches (500GHz, 100Gb/s) in nature electronics

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.

Daily Texan

R&S and FormFactor Support UT Research for 5G Switches

Rohde & Schwarz and FormFactor Support UT Austin in Research on Improved RF Switches



The RF Switches were pioneered by Akinwande laboratory based on atomically 2D materials such as h-BN and MoS2. This research has resulted in many publications at Nature electronics, Nature communications, Advanced materials, and Nanoletters.

Congrats Myungsoo Kim, Best PhD Thesis Award. Now Asst. Professor at UNIST.

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.

Nature Nano: Single atom (smallest) memristor

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

Press Release 

Nature Blog Post 

Nature Electronics: hBN switches for 5G & THz. On TV

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


IEEE Spectrum News

UT-Austin Press Release

UK Daily Mail


Army Press Release

Federal News Network

Nature News


Redditt Commentary


Nature article on 2D-Silicon nanotechnology

The combination of 2D materials and Silicon arguably represents the biggest application of these materials in advancing commercial semiconductor applications.

As such, a review article on the progress, opportunities and challenges for graphene/2D materials integration on Silicon for heterogeneous 3D nanotechnology was commissioned and is now available at Nature journal.

This is a balanced review featuring academia and industry leaders in the area of 2D materials and Silicon technology.

The article link is below.