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Professor Lee receives 2015 Henry Russel Award

Assistant Professor SangHyun Lee is one of four U-M faculty researchers selected to receive the Henry Russel Award, one of the highest honors the university bestows upon junior faculty.| Short Read

This award is conferred annually to recognize faculty members early in their academic careers who have already demonstrated an extraordinary record of accomplishment in scholarly research and/or creativity, as well as an excellent record of contribution as a teacher.

Lee certainly fits this bill. He has published 38 journal papers, 68 conference papers and secured two patents. At the same time, he has also developed two new courses at U-M while introducing a new and important module, Building Information Modeling, to two other courses.

To read the full story about this year’s Henry Russel Awards, please visit the U-M Record.

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