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S. Jack Hu institutes undergraduate research fund

This gift will enable one or more academically outstanding undergraduates with keen interest in research to engage in research with a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.| Short Read

S. Jack Hu (MSE ME ’86, PhD ’90) has made a gift to establish the S. Jack Hu Family and Friends Undergraduate Research Award Fund. This gift will enable one or more academically outstanding undergraduates with keen interest in research to engage in research with a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Jack is the University’s interim vice president for research, J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing, and a professor in the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial and Operations Engineering.

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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