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William Wulfsohn receives CHE Alumni Merit Award

Bill Wulfsohn (BSE 1984) was selected as the Chemical Engineering's 2014 Alumni Merit Award winner.| Medium Read

Bill Wulfsohn (BSE 1984) was selected as the Chemical Engineering’s 2014 Alumni Merit Award winner. He was guest-of-honor at the department’s Homecoming Alumni Luncheon on October 31, where he spoke to the attendees about his student days at Michigan. He is a current member of the Chemical Engineering Alumni Advisory Board.

Wulfsohn is currently President & CEO of of Carpenter Technology Corporation. He brings more than 25 years of industrial and manufacturing experience to his stewardship. Carpenter Technology, based in Wyomissing, PA, produces and distributes specialty alloys, including stainless steels, titanium alloys and superalloys, for aerospace, energy, medical, defense and other niche markets.

Throughout his career, Bill has been a leader at companies known for innovative technology and best-in-class processes. Prior to joining Carpenter, Bill was Senior Vice President, Industrial Coatings Segment, and previously European Managing Director, for PPG Industries.  Prior to PPG, Bill served as Vice President and General Manager for Honeywell’s Nylon System Unit. He previously worked for a decade at Morton International/Rohm & Haas, beginning as Director of Marketing and culminating as Vice President, Officer and Business Director. He began his career with stints at McKinsey & Company and Parker Chemical.

Bill earned a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Michigan and received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.

In addition to serving on Carpenter’s Board of Directors prior to being named President & CEO, he also serves as a PolyOne board member. Bill has been active in the community and has served on the Boards of the Pittsburgh Food Bank, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Caron Treatment Centers.

Also see Wulfsohn’s alumni profile from the 2010 ChE Newsletter

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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