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Congratulations to new Aerospace Associate Professor Venkat Raman

Iowa State University recognized Venkat Raman with the Professional Progress in Engineering Award (PPEA).| Short Read

Raman was awarded with Iowa State University’s Professional Progress in Engineering Award (PPEA). He, and a colleague, were honored in a Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering reception at the annual Iowa State University Marston Club Dinner. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University in 2003.

Dr. Raman has also received an NSF CAREER award in 2008, a distinguished paper award at the International Combustion Symposium in 2013, and the Moncrief Grand Challenge Award in 2013.

Learn more about Dr. Raman.

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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