Atomristors: Discovery of memory effect in 2D sheets

Our recent work on the discovery of universal memory effect in 2D monolayer atomic sheets is now published in nanoletters (PDF). It has been selected as ACS Editor’s Choice and hence available freely for everyone. Congrats to Ruijing and Xiaohan, Prof. Jack Lee, Peking University collaborators and the entire team for their hard work on this discovery research.

Several news reports have been released.

UT News Release

IEEE Spectrum

Nature Nanotechnology

Chemistry & Engineering News (C&EN)

Nanowerk News

Science Policy News

Graphene Tattoo Sensors: BBC front page and over a dozen media news story

Graphene electronic tattoo sensors have been realized. congrats to postdoc scholar Shideh Ameri who led the work in collaboration with Nanshu Lu’s group.

Also widely reported in the news, and is featured on BBC 

APS Fellow class of 2017

Through the hard work of many students, the support of many colleagues, the love of family and friends, and the Grace of God; Prof. Akinwande has been selected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society, awarded to less than 0.5% of physicists.

Citation: For contributions to the physical study and development of scalable uniform monolayer graphene synthesis on wafer-scale substrates, and the realization of GHz flexible and wearable two-dimensional devices, circuits and systems.

IEDM2017: 2 papers accepted and highlighted in News

Two papers have been accepted for presentation at IEDM 2017. IEDM is the premier conference for the latest advances in device technology and applications.

-Paper on graphene-cmos integration for sensors

-Paper on flexible paper electronics based on 2D materials (selected as a technical highlight of the conference) and featured by NEWs Media

Akinwande selected as Inaugural Gordon Moore Inventor Fellow

Prof. Akinwande has been selected as an Inaugural Gordon Moore Inventor Fellow.

Latest Papers: Flexible MoS2 in Adv. Mat., Black P. and Bubble Pen of 2D materials both in NanoLetters.

-State of the art in CVD MoS2 flexible transistors operating at GHz frequencies is published in advanced materials. Congrats to Dr. Sherry Chang (now at Apple) and Maruthi Yogeesh for leading this research. The research is also covered by technical news media.

-The first flexible black phosphorus RF transistors published in Nano Letters showing the highest cutoff frequencies of 20GHz at 0.5um channel length. An important progress towards flexible radio communication applications.

Congratulations to Weinan that led the research.

-Furthermore, our recent collaborative research work with Prof. Yuebing Zheng group (Mechanical Engineering Department, UT Austin) on using Bubble Pen Lithography (BPL) for patterning 2D materials published in Nanoletters.

Congrats to Dr. Linhan Lin (Prof. Zheng group), Wei Li and Maruthi Yogeesh for leading this research.

This research article was highlighted by the online news media –
Science (Editors’ Choice)
IEEE Spectrum,
UT News,
Optical Society of America,
Controlled Environments,
Digital Journals,

Foreign News Media highlights our work

NDTV India
Business Standard
Financial Express
India Today

Discovery Channel highlights our work


Grad|logic interview on grad school. EEweb features Akinwande as ‘Engineer of the Day’. ACS and New Scientist highlights vision.

-Dr. Chris Golde of Grad|Logic blog interviews Prof. Akinwande on navigating graduate school and some advice for graduate students. The main emphasis is on people and ideas.

Interview with Deji Akinwande

-EEweb, one of the popular electrical engineering websites has a Q&A feature article with Prof. Akinwande as the engineer of the day for 11/2/2015. 

-ACS Central features him on their ‘Center Stage’ Q&A platform 

-New Scientist Magazine features our silicene work and highlights our perspective for Silicon 2.0 nanotechnology

1st silicene device on cover of Nature Nanotechnology. Covered by Time magazine, NPR, Nature, ACS, IEEE, MIT, UTexas and over 50 news media

The first 2D silicon (silicene) transistor has been reported in nature nanotechnology. This work is enabled by very fruitful collaboration between Akinwande’s group and Molle’s Italian group, and led by research scientist Dr. Li Tao.

Silicene nature nanotechnology article

The Silicene device breakthrough was selected among the Top 100 Science stories by Discover.



News media coverage (selected news outlets out of over 50)

Nature news

Time magazine

National Public Radio (NPR)

ACS News

UT Press Release

UT-Austin Engineering


MIT Tech Report

Royal Society of Chemistry

New Electronics







Prof. Akinwande receives 2015 IEEE award and Avinash Nayak is awarded the 2015 Ben Streetman PhD Prize

Recent Awards in 2015:

-Prof Akinwande is awarded the 2015 IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award.

IEEE award

Prof. Akinwande receiving the IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award from IEEE President Dr. Howard E. Michel at the historic Palazzo Brancaccio in Rome, July 2015.


Recent PhD graduate Avinash Nayak is honored with the UT-Austin Ben Streetman Prize for “Outstanding Research by a Graduate Student in Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices“. Congrats on graduation!


Avinash Nayak receives his award from Prof. Ben Streeman (center)