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Professor Lynch’s start-up in Crain’s Detroit Business

Professor Jerome Lynch is a founder of Civionics, LLC, an Ann Arbor-based business that plans to start selling products.| Short Read

The business is the focus of a recent article in Crain’s Detroit Business publication. According to the article, Civionics is trying to make the switch from being a company existing on government research grants for its wireless sensors to one that will make products to sell to customers.

Civionics was founded in 2009, with technology spun out from the University of Michigan, to provide sensing, control, and analytics systems that optimize resource utilization. Civionics has since gained valuable market experience building configurable, scalable, wireless systems for civil, naval, and energy applications.

“The company…is a poster child for the regional cooperation that has evolved in recent years to help promising tech startups become actual companies,” the article states.

To read the full story, please visit Crain’s Detroit Business.

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.

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