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Professor Lee earns ASCE Rowland Prize

Associate Professor SangHyun Lee earned the ASCE Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize for the paper entitled “Dynamic Feasibility Analysis of the Housing Supply Strategies in a Recession: Korean Housing Market.”| Short Read

The paper was published in the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management in February 2013. The abstract states: “Utilizing the case of the Korean housing market, the proposed model simulates future trends in house prices, balances between supply and demand, construction companies’ earnings, and vacancy rates when various housing supply scenarios are applied. With extensive studies with the results from the simulation model, the authors recommend using private construction companies to stabilize housing distribution rates and the private supply system and ensure a balance between supply and demand.”

The Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize recognizes papers describing in detail accomplished works of construction or valuable contributions to construction management and construction engineering. The prize was instituted by ASCE at the Annual Meeting of 1882. It was endowed in 1884 by Thomas Fitch Rowland, past ASCE Vice President.

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