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CEE Students Selected as 2011 Leaders and Honors Award Recipients

Two CEE students were selected as the CEE recipients of the Graduate and Undergraduate Distinguished Achievement Awards.| Short Read

Students Shen Wang and Bryan VanDuinen were selected as the CEE recipients of the Graduate and Undergraduate Distinguished Achievement Awards, respectively. Shen is a first-year Master’s student studying Construction Engineering and Management In her free time she serves as a volunteer in Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) and is a student counselor of overseas studies for Tianjin University. After Shen completes the Master’s program she plans to pursue a PhD in Construction Engineering and Management. Bryan is concentrating in environmental engineering. As Chi Epsilon’s special projects coordinator, he organized their review for the FE exam. Bryan is currently an instructional aide for CEE 360, a class on drinking water and wastewater treatment. He plans to continue his education at Michigan, pursuing his Master’s degree in environmental engineering. He is interested in water treatment, particularly groundwater remediation. There were over 350 nominations from across the College of Engineering. These students stood out among their peers for their academic and co-curricular achievements. Please join us in congratulating Shen and Bryan!

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