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Dimitrios Zekkos selected to Chair Board-Level Committee of the ISSMGE

Assistant Professor Dimitrios Zekkos was selected to Chair the Innovation and Development Committee on the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).| Short Read

Innovation and Development Committee, is one of the three Board-level committees at ISSMGE. ISSMGE is the premier international organization in geotechnical engineering, of which the ASCE Geo-Institute is the national member. Professor Zekkos is also the founder and Managing Director of the International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories which became formally an ISSMGE refereed journal a few months ago. Please join us in congratulating Professor Zekkos on this great honor and unique opportunity.

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