Exploits with Atomic Materials: from Flexible/Wearable Electronics to Memory Devices: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Deji Akinwande, UT Austin, Electrical & Computer Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

This talk will present our latest research adventures on 2D nanomaterials towards greater scientific understanding and advanced engineering applications. In particular, the talk will highlight our work on flexible electronics, zero-power devices, monolayer memory (atomristors), non-volatile RF switches, and wearable tattoo sensors.

Non-volatile memory devices based on 2D materials are an application of defects and is a rapidly advancing field with rich physics that can be attributed to sulfur vacancies or metal diffusion. Atomistic modeling and atomic resolution imaging are contemporary tools under use to elucidate the memory phenomena.

Likewise, from a practical point, electronic tattoos based on graphene have ushered a new material platform that has highly desirable practical attributes including optical transparency, mechanical imperceptibility, and is the thinnest conductive electrode sensor that can be integrated on skin for physiological measurements. Much of these research achievements have been published in nature, IEEE and ACS journals.
Deji Akinwande did his PhD at Stanford ('09). Awards include the NSF CAREER and the PECASE as well as other DoD young investigator awards. He currently holds a Fulbright Specialist and chairs the Gordon Conference on 2D Materials, and is an editor of IEEE Electron Device Letters. His research has been featured by Nature news, Time magazine, BBC, Discover magazine, and many media outlets.