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Graduate Coordinator Jessica Taylor earns service award

Graduate Coordinator Jessica Taylor was selected for an Excellence in Staff Service Award from the College.| Short Read
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These awards recognize the vital contributions that staff make to the College’s success and prominence as one of the nation’s premier engineering institutions. Recipients of the Excellence in Staff Service Awards are chosen on the basis of their exemplary work or special achievements.

Taylor’s award was celebrated at the College’s award ceremony and reception on May 15. Taylor thanked those who nominated her and voiced her appreciation for Unit Administrator Pat Brainard as well as Taylor’s parents, Aunt Linda, fellow graduate coordinators and students.

“I really enjoy working with the students, and that’s what keeps me in student services and what I love about working at the U.”

Jessica Taylor
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