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Graduate Student Mitsuhito Hirose earns Dow Fellowship

Graduate Student Mitsuhito Hirose earned a Dow Doctoral Sustainability Fellowship.| Short Read
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The Dow Doctoral Sustainability Fellowship supports students who are committed to finding interdisciplinary, actionable, and meaningful sustainability solutions on local-to-global scales.

In addition to receiving funding, Dow fellows participate in a series of cohort-building activities designed to expand individual understanding and effectiveness through regular engagement across a wide range of disciplinary perspectives.

Associate Professor Jerry Lynch is Hirose’s advisor. Hirose conducts research in the Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSensing and Systems (WIMS2) at the University of Michigan. The Center’s mission is to advance the design, fabrication, and breadth of the applications for sensor-driven microsensors and systems through research, education, and interactions with industry.

Previous honors for Hirose include the Rackham International Student Fellowship, which assists outstanding international students.

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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.

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