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Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by sundoj08(m): 4:07am On Feb 21, 2016
Prof. 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. Prof. Akinwande is 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 is among 106 recipients announced by the White House on Thursday. The winners, who will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., this spring, were selected for having research that is both innovative and beneficial to society. Prof. Akinwande is one of two PECASE recipients from The University of Texas at Austin. The other recipient is Prof. Keji Lai from the Department of Physics.

“These early-career scientists are leading the way in our efforts to confront and understand challenges from climate change to our health and wellness,” President Barack Obama said. “We congratulate these accomplished individuals and encourage them to continue to serve as an example of the incredible promise and ingenuity of the American people.”

Now in its 20th year, the Presidential Early Career Awards are coordinated through the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, which selects winners “for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach.”

Prof. Akinwande is known for his groundbreaking research on nanomaterials, sensors, devices and flexible technology. 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. 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.

Prof. Akinwande has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including 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, and a Young Investigator award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Previously, Texas ECE professor Mattan Erez received the PECASE award in 2014 and Prof. Seth Bank received the PECASE award in 2009.

Link : http://www.ece.utexas.edu/news/prof-deji-akinwande-named-recipient-presidential-early-career-award-scientists-and-engineers

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by HungerBAD: 4:13am On Feb 21, 2016
Good.

Nigerians making Nigerians proud. Tired of reading about people getting caught with drugs in Asia Et al.

The annoying thing is, that when people from the West like this man is creating giant strides,and the Easterners besting the Country in the WAEC Exam.

The only news we hear from my own Region(The Niger Delta) is that Tompolo wants to go to War.

Niger Deltan's abeg make we sef do something

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by FisifunKododada: 5:24am On Feb 21, 2016
cool God bless Nigeria. God bless Yoruba people.

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by orisa37: 5:48am On Feb 21, 2016
Congratulations to Deji and Keji for making Humans proud of your achievements. "vox populi vox dei". The Lord will continue to uphold the best in the two of you.

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by Nobody: 7:39am On Feb 21, 2016
Say no to Drug trafficking
Baby factories
Fake products
Kidnapping
prostitution or pornster tins
Bleaching
Then Nigeria will be great again....Lalasticlala Mynd44 Seun though.

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by Nobody: 2:09pm On Feb 21, 2016
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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by Nobody: 2:10pm On Feb 21, 2016
Congrats, young Prof. grin

Tribalists', stay off this thread. This is my final warning to you. angry

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by Nobody: 2:11pm On Feb 21, 2016
Good one... He's among few Yorubas making d z** proudgrin

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by sukkot: 2:11pm On Feb 21, 2016
oduduwa doing big thangs

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by galarbagalapazy(m): 2:11pm On Feb 21, 2016
hard work pays
Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by Hemanwel(m): 2:11pm On Feb 21, 2016
Good one there by the American government!This is a sane society where meritocracy reigns supreme!
Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by scofieldsimba(m): 2:11pm On Feb 21, 2016
Hmm..

Nice one sir.. Making us proud
Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by Justice28(m): 2:11pm On Feb 21, 2016
Nairalanders be booking space on FP as if that's the way to heaven.. undecided sad grin
Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by adonbilivit: 2:11pm On Feb 21, 2016
Tinydick:
Good one... Yorubas making proupgrin
use ur tiny dick a little my guy open your mind.

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by Nobody: 2:11pm On Feb 21, 2016
People like this have done well for themselves .
They'll come give Nigerian youths motivational talks on brain drain and why we shouldn't pursue career paths outside Nigeria.

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by fascowilly(m): 2:12pm On Feb 21, 2016
great...
not like this one

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by AdemolaA2: 2:12pm On Feb 21, 2016
Kudos to you Prof. This Is what we Nigerians should be known for and not terrorism, kidnapping , drug trafficking ,ethnicity and tribalism war,looting of tax payers funds and from country's reserves and so on.

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by kennyman2000(m): 2:13pm On Feb 21, 2016
Nice one bro! Proudly omo odua!



Check my signature for ur customised wristband

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by lailo: 2:13pm On Feb 21, 2016
Nigerians are blessed,all tribes.It is bad leadership that is making us lose our best brains to abroad.

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by yavo: 2:13pm On Feb 21, 2016
congratulations!!!

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by iyyke(m): 2:13pm On Feb 21, 2016
space booked. . any body wey wan buy shld bring 2$ only
Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by orlarbissy(f): 2:13pm On Feb 21, 2016
Nice
Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by Sexytemi(f): 2:14pm On Feb 21, 2016
congrats to the professors, at least they are representing us well, unlike some people we know.

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by HowAreYou(m): 2:14pm On Feb 21, 2016
I only came to check the name!!
Yoruba lawa oo grin

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by IYANGBALI: 2:14pm On Feb 21, 2016
Yorubas making Nigeria proud in diaspora unlike some people wey know themselves pass me























Haters i don cook food for una,make una come down come chop grin grin grin

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by macino1(m): 2:14pm On Feb 21, 2016
thump up. representing Nigeria positively.
Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by Nobody: 2:14pm On Feb 21, 2016
In Nigeria, we don't value, respect and appreciate our very own.

Nigerians are fond of exhibiting the PhD ( pull him down) syndrome on successful people.

It's only those who think that can say thank you.


It is said that you don't drink from a well and cast mud into it because someday you may find yourself drinking from same well.

Prof, we hope you won't forget your roots.

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by Nobody: 2:15pm On Feb 21, 2016
In Nigeria, we don't value, respect and appreciate our very own.

Nigerians are fond of exhibiting the PhD ( pull him down) syndrome on successful people.

It's only those who think that can say thank you.


It is said that you don't drink from a well and cast mud into it because someday you may find yourself drinking from same well.

Prof, we hope you won't forget your roots.


Nigeria will be great again

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by Reminez(m): 2:16pm On Feb 21, 2016
These folks should come back home and contribute their quota towards the development of their fatherland.
I will like to migrate out of Nigeria too after my basic degree to further my training in advanced climes but I promise to come back home soon after.
Only Nigerians can salvage Nigeria. The Chinese,Europeans,Arabs and the Americans are only loyal to their countries and they would only add to our woes rather than easing them.

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by uzolexis(f): 2:16pm On Feb 21, 2016
watch as this thread degenerates into a tribal bashing thread.......
Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by Nobody: 2:16pm On Feb 21, 2016
Congratulations to him. Only that he achieved this as an American and not as a Nigerian.

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Re: Deji Akinwande To Receive Presidential Award In The U.S by Nobody: 2:16pm On Feb 21, 2016
Ok

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