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Jason McCormick Awarded AISC Faculty Fellowship

Assistant Professor Jason McCormick was awarded the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Faculty Fellowship.| Short Read

Each year, AISC selects a promising young university faculty member as the AISC Faculty Fellow. The faculty member whose application is selected is identified as the AISC Faculty Fellow in selected publications and other venues, is presented with a Faculty Fellow certificate, and receives free registration at NASCC: The Steel Conference for the four years following their selection as Faculty Fellow. Professor McCormick’s focus area is on “Seismic Applications of Hollow Structural Sections in Moment Frame Systems”. Please join us in congratulating Professor McCormick on this honor!

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