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ITA selects Carlos Cesnik as their first endowed chair

Professor Carlos Cesnik has been selected to hold the first endowed chair at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), the premier engineering college in Brazil. | Short Read
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IMAGE:  Aerospace Department Professor Carlos Cesnik

Professor Carlos Cesnik has been selected to hold the first endowed chair at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), the premier engineering college in Brazil. For one year starting this month, Prof. Cesnik will be the Embraer Visiting Professor of Engineering at ITA. He will be interacting with colleagues at that institution to develop collaborative research in aeroelasticity and structural health management, and support the creation of their Laboratory for New Aircraft Concepts.

To mark the beginning of his endowed chair, Prof. Cesnik gave this year’s “Aula Magna”, ITA’s inaugural lecture that marks the beginning of their academic year on March 2nd. His lecture entitled “Technology Challenges and Opportunities for the Development of 21st Century Aircraft” is available until 05 April 2015 by clicking here.

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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