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Faculty receive honors from College and Department

Both Joerg Lahann and Sharon Glotzer will be honored in March at the College's award ceremony. | Short Read

Professor Joerg Lahann has won the College of Engineering Service Excellence Award. The award was given to Joerg in recognition of his hard work leading the development of the Biointerfaces Institute concept and for turning that idea into an outstanding functioning unit.

Professor Sharon Glotzer has received the Department of Chemical Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award. Although there were many contributing factors to her selection this year, one of her most notable accomplishments was her election to the National Academy of Sciences.

Both Joerg and Sharon will be honored in March at the College’s award ceremony.

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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