Nigerian Professor, Deji Akinwande To Receive highest honour for Scientists in the US

Published 4 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
at 21-02-2016 05:50PM (4 years ago)

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Another Nigerian hoisting the country's flag. Deji Akinwande, a Nigerian professor is set to receive the U.S government’s highest honor for scientists and engineers.

An associate professor in electrical and computer engineering and the Jack Kilby/Texas Instruments Endowed Faculty Fellow in Computer Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, he was selected for having research that is both innovative and beneficial to society.

He is considered one of the top researchers in the world in the areas of graphene, silicon electronics and 2-D nanomaterials for use in flexible electronics. Known for his groundbreaking research on nanomaterials, sensors, devices and flexible technology, in 2015, Akinwande created the first transistor out of silicene, the world’s thinnest silicon material, and he is continuing to advance the capabilities of computer chips and other electronics.

A statement released by the University of Texas, reads: "Deji Akinwande has been selected to receive a 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Obama, the United States government’s highest honor for scientists and engineers in the early stages of research.

Prestigious awards under his belt include the Inaugural IEEE NANO "Geim and Novoselov Graphene Prize," an  IEEE Early Career Award in Nanotechnology, a National Science Foundation Career Award, an Army Research Office Young Investigator award, a Young Investigator award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Otikadinje at 21-02-2016 06:10PM (4 years ago)
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Waooh that is a great news, at least Nigeria is not only known for bad things , something great has come out of here, welldone worthy representative we are proud of your achievement .

gogoman at 21-02-2016 06:37PM (4 years ago)
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Congrats Prof!
kp45 at 21-02-2016 07:26PM (4 years ago)
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Nice one
kison at 21-02-2016 07:43PM (4 years ago)
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GOOD NEWS,,,BUT SIR YOU STILL HAVE TO be careful, be very very careful,CAREFULLLLLLL LL................... ... .
winace at 21-02-2016 08:49PM (4 years ago)
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Congratulation sir. We are proud of u. Others use drug trafficking to tarnish r image of d country while few ones like u are trying to re mode d country name wit good work. Well done Sir.
ujmaria at 21-02-2016 08:51PM (4 years ago)
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Nice one, naija is blessed with talented people
yebo15 at 21-02-2016 11:11PM (4 years ago)
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emma4love3 at 22-02-2016 12:05AM (4 years ago)
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congrat Prof.....but we need you back home
becos we beed to develop too....
lilchuks28 at 22-02-2016 12:22AM (4 years ago)
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Congrat.... I hope you nor go naturalise only to be a US citizen..... Que Sera Sera
imaria at 22-02-2016 03:58AM (4 years ago)
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Congratulations sir more grace
princedafe at 22-02-2016 01:44PM (4 years ago)
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Another SENSIBLE act
emma4love3 at 25-03-2016 03:16PM (3 years ago)
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ooook i see