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Nancy Love President of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)

In October, Professor and Department Chair Nancy Love became President of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP).| Short Read

This follows the presidency of fellow CEE faculty member, Professor Peter Adriaens. While it is unusual for two faculty members from the same institution to serve back-to-back presidencies in a professional organization, Professor Love was elected by national vote while still a faculty member at Virginia Tech.

AEESP is the only organization solely focused on environmental engineering and science education, research and the connection to practice. It is made up of professors, students and practitioners primarily in North America but also internationally. Founded in 1963 as a private nonprofit organization, AEESP has more than 900 members. For more information on AEESP, please visit: Please congratulate Professors Love and Adriaens on their important service in this national organization.

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