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2013 Leaders and Honors Award Recipients

Congratulations to the CEE students who were selected for the College of Engineering 2013 Leaders and Honor Awards.| Short Read

The recipients are:

Trebecca McDonald, Distinguished Leadership Award, Undergraduate Student

Sara Rimer, Distinguished Leadership Award, Graduate Student

Frank Sedlar, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Distinguished Achievement Award

Courtney Peckens, Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement

Ravi Ranade, Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Outstanding PhD Research

Kathryn Snyder, Marian Sarah Parker Prize, Graduate Student

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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