As part of our Featured Interview series, Stanford University Sloan Scholar Deji Akinwande discusses how his fellowship from the Sloan Foundation enabled him to pursue academic research, and how the Sloan Scholars Mentoring Network develops talented graduates into well-rounded academic researchers.
Deji Akinwande is an Endowed Faculty Fellow and Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the recipient of the Bessel-Humboldt Research Award, the 2016 U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the inaugural Gordon Moore Inventor Fellow award, the inaugural IEEE Nano Geim and Novoselov Graphene Prize, the IEEE “Early Career Award” in Nanotechnology, the NSF CAREER award, and several DoD Young Investigator awards. His research achievements have been featured by Nature, Time magazine, BBC, Discover magazine, and many other media outlets. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.