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Jerome Lynch recipient of the 2009 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Jerome Lynch was selected as a recipient of the 2009 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).| Short Read

From the Department of Energy website:

“The PECASE Awards are intended to recognize some of the finest scientists and engineers who, while early in their research careers, show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge during the twenty-first century. The Awards foster innovative and far-reaching developments in science and technology, increase awareness of careers in science and engineering, give recognition to the scientific missions of participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the importance of science and technology for the nation’s future. The PECASE Award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. Each Presidential award winner receives a citation, a plaque and funding from their agency for up to five years to advance his or her research.” The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is scheduling a PECASE award ceremony and reception in Washington, DC with the President. A White House press release announcing the 2009 PECASE awardees will be forthcoming. For more information on the PECASE Award:

For more information on Professor Lynch and his research:

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