The Michigan Engineer News Center

Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering Conference

The fifth International Conference on Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering (MEWE) will be held on the University campus this July.| Short Read

Professor Nancy Love is the conference chair and Professor Lutgarde Raskin is presenting on the role of microbial ecology in optimizing biofiltration for drinking water treatment.

The conference will bridge scientific theory with practice to demonstrate how scientific advancements have positively influenced innovation in water engineering by developing new strategies for water treatment and quality protection.

The world’s top water treatment experts will be presenting, including International Water Association President Dr. Glen Daigger.

More information will be available in the upcoming CEE fall news magazine.

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