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Dimitrios Zekkos receives Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award by ASCE

Professor Dimitrios Zekkos was awarded the 2012 Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).| Short Read

The Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award is presented in recognition of outstanding accomplishments as evidenced by completed works, reports or papers in the field of geotechnical engineering. Professor Zekkos was selected as the recipient of this prestigious geotechnical award for his “contributions to the advancement of solid waste engineering and dedicated service and leadership in promoting geo-engineering research, education, and practice through the creation of a pioneering website and online journal.” He will be formally presented this award at the upcoming ASCE Geo-Institute Conference on “State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering Conference” held in March in Oakland, California. Please join us in congratulating Professor Zekkos on this honor.

  • Dimitrios Zekkos

    Dimitrios Zekkos

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