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CEE Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Several CEE students were awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.| Short Read

The NSF Fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards available to students beginning their graduate studies in science and engineering disciplines.

  • Tara Clancy, Environmental Engineering (Advisors: Lutgarde Raskin and Kim Hayes)
  • Ashley Hammerbeck, Environmental Engineering (Advisors: Lutgarde Raskin and Kim Hayes)
  • Margarita Otero, Environmental Engineering (Advisor: Avery Demond)
  • Gwendolyn Ryskamp, Environmental Engineering (Advisor: Terese Olson)
  • Lauren Stadler, Environmental Engineering (Advisor: Nancy Love)

The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.

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