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Professor Lynch awarded Huber Prize

Associate Professor Jerome Lynch has been selected for the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from ASCE.| Short Read

This prize recognize ASCE members who demonstrate notable achievements in research related to civil engineering. The prize is generally given to younger members of early accomplishment who can be expected to continue fruitful careers in research.

Lynch’s research interests are centered in the smart structure technologies field. The collection of response data from civil structures is important for assessing long-term structural performance and for rapid diagnosis of structural health. To collect response data and to locally process the data at the sensor, Lynch’s research has focused upon the design of wireless structural monitoring systems with decentralized computing infrastructures.

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