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Doctoral Student Clinton Carlson named Outstanding GSI

Doctoral Student Clinton Carlson has received an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Award from the Rackham Graduate School.| Short Read
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Carlson was chosen from among an especially impressive group of nominees representing schools and colleges across the University.

This award recognizes instructors (GSIs) who demonstrate a passion for sharing their knowledge and experience. These young scholars and researchers combine innovative scholarship and research with superb teaching and mentoring. They recognize the humanity of their students as they maintain rigorous intellectual standards and model professional integrity.

There will be an award ceremony in April 2014.

Clinton’s doctoral thesis advisor is Professor Dimitrios Zekkos.

Clinton Carlson
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