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Jerome P. Lynch awarded 2009 Structural Health Monitoring Person of the Year

Professor Jerome P. Lynch was awarded the 2009 Structural Health Monitoring Person of the Year Award at last week’s International Workshop of Structural Health Monitoring at Stanford.| Short Read

This award recognizes Professor Lynch’s accomplishments over the past year in the field of structural health monitoring. In particular, the award recognizes the high societal impact his work has had in making infrastructure systems safer and easier to manage. Congratulations Jerry!

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