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Max Seiden selected for KPCB Engineering Fellowship

Max will be employed by KPCB portfolio company One Kings Lane, where he will develop his technical skills and be mentored by an engineering executive.| Short Read

CE undergraduate Max Seiden has been selected as a 2012 KPCB Engineering Fellow by venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. The new KPCB Engineering Fellows program offers outstanding college students from across the United States an opportunity to gain significant experience working on unique and challenging technical problems, and to develop new relationships that are meaningful to their careers.

Under the program, Max will be employed by KPCB portfolio company One Kings Lane, where he will develop his technical skills and be mentored by an engineering executive within the company. Max and other fellows will also be invited to attend private events held by KPCB and events hosted by portfolio companies, where they can meet other talented engineering students, network with technology luminaries and explore the San Francisco Bay Area.

Max is a double major in Jazz Studies at the School of Music, Theater, and Dance and in Computer Engineering at the EECS Department. His focus during his undergraduate studies has been in three areas: The first is finding courses and experiences that require and foster creativity in project design and execution. The second is gaining a strong, deep understanding of computer science so that he can tackle the technical challenges presented in his course work and professional career. The last, and more recent, has been tapping into entrepreneurial resources on campus and in the area.

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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