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Jeremy Semrau to receive College of Engineering Service Excellence Award

Associate Professor Jeremy Semrau was selected to receive the College of Engineering Service Excellence Award for 2009-2010. | Short Read

Professor Semrau will be recognized for this honor at the Faculty Honors and Awards Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the Michigan League. Faculty chosen for this distinction have demonstrated a significant service contribution at the College or University level, including the development of new extracurricular programs; advised student societies or student groups with major projects; served as program advisor; and contributed to the functioning of the College as exemplified by service on major committees, leadership role, and interfacing between the College and outside communities. Please join us in thanking Professor Semrau for his service and congratulating him on this award.

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