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Professor Kamat named outstanding alumnus by Virginia Tech

Associate Professor Vineet Kamat was recently selected as the Outstanding VCEMP (Vecellio Construction Engineering & Management Program) Alumnus for 2015.| Short Read

This program is part of the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

This achievement will be recognized at the annual Myers-Lawson School of Construction banquet on May 7th at the Inn at Virginia Tech.

Kamat earned his Master’s and PhD from Virginia Tech.

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