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Jerome Lynch recipient of 2010 Rackham Faculty Recognition Award

Associate Professor Jerome Lynch is a recipient of the 2010 Rackham Faculty Recognition Award.| Short Read

This award honors faculty in the earlier phase of their careers who have demonstrated substantive contributions to the University through significant and outstanding achievement in all areas of faculty engagement: teaching, research, service and outreach. Professor Lynch is an adventurous and highly visible faculty member who works in areas that go well beyond the traditional boundaries of the field. He is routinely recognized as the top world expert on smart structure technologies applied to complex infrastructure systems. In addition, Professor Lynch is well recognized by students as one who offers an unmatched classroom environment that nurtures exploration and discovery. Students have deep respect for Professor Lynch’s technical expertise and find him to be a very approachable and genuine mentor. The Rackham Faculty Recognition Award will be publicly announced and conferred at a ceremony on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Please join us in congratulating him 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