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Nanotechnology Council 2015 Awards Presented

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council 2015 Awards were presented at IEEE NANO 2015 in Rome, Italy

Pioneer Award

Jagadish_C-smThe 2015 recipient of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology is Chennupati Jagadish, who is a Distinguished Professor and Head of Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. His award citation states: “For pioneering and sustained contributions to compound semiconductor nanowire and quantum dot optoelectronics.” Professor Jagadish has established a world-class research program on compound semiconductor optoelectronics and nanotechnology. Key among his accomplishments are a number of major advances in compound semiconductor quantum dot and nanowire growth techniques and optoelectronics devices. Professor Jagadish has received many awards for his work, and in 2005 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.


Early Career Award

Akinwande-Blue-2The 2015 recipient of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s Early Career Award in Nanotechnology is Deji Akinwande, who is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. His award citation states: “For pioneering contributions towards the understanding and development of wafer-scale graphene and flexible nanoelectronics based on two-dimensional sheets.” Professor Akinwande has gained worldwide recognition for his research and inventions in 2D materials growth and flexible electronic device fabrication. Among Professor Akinwande’s awards are an NSF Career Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Scholarship and the 2012 IEEE NANO Geim and Novoselov Graphene Prize.





The awards were presented at the 15th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, in Rome. IEEE President Howard Michel (left) and Nanotechnology President Ari Requicha (right) officiated.


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