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Andrea Trese awarded prestigious fellowships

Andrea Trese (advised by Lut Raskin) has won two prestigious national fellowships.| Short Read

2012 National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Fellowship: As part of the Boren African Languages Initiative, Andrea will be working in Tanzania for four months to study Swahili and take part in an internship with the Zanzibar Water Authority focused on improving water supply for local citizens. (Project title: NSEP African Language Initiative and Internship with Zanzibar Water Authority focusing on Water Supply Improvement)

2012-13 U.S. Student Fulbright award: Andrea will work with Professor Moses Musaazi at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda on a biosand water filter research project including laboratory research and work with a local community. (Project title: Safe Water Access through Biosand Filter and Rainwater Catchment)

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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