The Michigan Engineer News Center

Naaman Receives 2011 Distinguished Educator Award

Emeritus Professor Antoine Naaman was awarded the 2011 Distinguished Educator Award from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.| Short Read

The award was given in recognition of his “long history of contributions both to the industry and, most importantly, to educating the future engineers of the precast/prestressed concrete industry.” The award was presented at the PCI Convention in Salt Lake City in October 2011. Please join us in congratulating Professor Naaman 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