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Professor Raskin chosen to lecture at WEFTEC

The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Lecturers Committee has chosen Professor Lutgarde Raskin to give one of two prestigious lectures at WEFTEC.| Short Read

WEFTEC is the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference; it is the biggest meeting of its kind in North America.

The WEFTEC lecture is awarded to prominent researchers who have served the profession and WEF with distinction.

Raskin’s lecture is titled, “A Decade of Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor Research and Development: From Idea Generation to Technology Implementation.”

The lecture will take place on Monday, September 29 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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