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2 CEE Faculty members winners in COE WorkPlay competition

The first round in the WorkPlay competition sponsored by the North Campus Deans is now complete, and CEE is well represented!| Short Read

Drs. Aline Cotel and Jeremy Semrau, were members of the two first place entries of the competition. Jeremy’s team developed a concept called C-ing Energy. Aline’s team developed a concept called WorkPlay Ground. Both can be seen in the Powerpoint presentation of the Honorable Mention’s and Finalists at: At this point, each team gets to develop their idea more fully and at least one, if not both, will be implemented after a more complete feasibility study and detailed design. Thanks to Aline and Jeremy for their efforts in helping to make our campus a more pleasant and sustainable environment.

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read