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Faculty Scholar Awardees 2013-2014

Congratulations to the following Faculty Scholar Awardees: Krista Wigginton, Carol Menassa, and SangHyun Lee.| Short Read

Krista Wigginton: Borchardt and Glysson Water Treatment Faculty Scholar.  This is made possible by a generous gift from Thomas and Garretta Newhof. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in the area of water and wastewater treatment, and provides discretionary support for the awardee.

Carol Menassa: Tishman Faculty Scholar. This award recognizes excellence, productivity and leadership by Tishman Construction Management Program faculty members, and provides discretionary support for the awardee. It is made possible by a generous gift from John L. Tishman.

SangHyun Lee: Tishman Faculty Scholar. Made possible by a generous gift from John L. Tishman, this award recognizes excellence, productivity and leadership by Tishman Construction Management Program faculty members, and provides discretionary support for the awardee.

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