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Professor Love selected as AEESP Distinguished Lecturer

The AEESP Lecturers Committee has selected Professor Nancy Love as the 2015 AEESP Foundation Distinguished Lecturer.| Short Read

The Distinguished Lecturer is selected in recognition of his or her excellence as both a researcher and educator, and ability to give engaging oral presentations to members of the environmental engineering community and the general public.

The Distinguished Lecturer visits at least 12 institutions and gives at least one talk from two lecture topics. Love’s topics are: 1) The interplay between chemicals and microbiomes; an environmental biotechnology perspective and 2) At the confluence: nutrients, trace chemicals, and sustainability in the urban water sector.

Lecture tour dates will be scheduled from September 2015 through April 2016.

Love is a Fellow of the Water Environment Federation and the International Water Association. Her research focuses on environmental biotechnology and water quality with an emphasis on the interplay between chemicals of concern and microbial community structure and function in engineered treatment systems; nutrient management; and resource recovery from wastewater.

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