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Lutgarde Raskin elected to the AAM

Professor Lutgarde Raskin was elected as a Fellow to the American Academy of Microbiology.| Short Read

Professor Raskin’s impact as a leading researcher in the field of environmental biotechnology certainly justifies this honor. Using biomolecular tools coupled with engineering principles and computational models, she has shown the environmental engineering community how to elegantly interrogate the microbial communities in complex biological systems. Additionally, Professor Raskin opened the door for the environmental engineering profession to use these tools in ways that have helped produce solutions to some of the discipline’s most vexing problems. For further information on the AAM Fellows please visit: American Academy of Microbiology.

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