Recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to nanomaterial science, nanoelectronics, and biosensors; Professor Deji Akinwande has been appointed by the University leadership as the 'Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering #8'. This appointment is in recognition of his outstanding research, teaching, and service sustained over a decade at the University.



His research has brought international recognition to the University, and includes pioneering contributions in 2D material science, and energy-efficient electronic devices that have been highly cited and widely covered by news media such as CNN, BBC, Public Radio, TV news programs, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Discover magazines. His teaching incorporates several proven contemporary ideas such as active learning, flipped classroom, and growth mindset pedagogy resulting in high teacher ratings. In addition, he has mentored over thirty graduate students and countless undergraduates.

He is a Fellow of the three societies that intersect his multi-disciplinary research, namely, the Materials Research Society (MRS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the American Physical Society (APS). He previously received the U.S. PECASE award from President Obama.

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