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2014 Rackham Predoctoral Fellows

CEE doctoral students Lauren Stadler and Kyle Anderson were each selected to receive a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship.| Short Read

This fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. The Rackham website states: “We seek to support students working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and risk-taking.”

Stadler is an environmental engineering student; her advisor is Professor Nancy G. Love. Anderson is a civil engineering student; his advisor is Assistant Professor SangHyun Lee.

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IMAGE:  Kyle Anderson
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IMAGE:  Lauren Stadler
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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