The Michigan Engineer News Center

Professor McCormick earns Education Excellence Award

The College of Engineering recently selected Associate Professor Jason McCormick for the Vulcans Education Excellence Award for 2015-2016.| Short Read

This award recognizes those who have demonstrated sustained excellence in curricular development, instruction and guidance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Previous awards for McCormick include the 2010 Chi Epsilon Excellence in Teaching Award for the Great Lakes District, 2014 Outstanding Student Organization Advisor for Michigan Engineering and the NSF CAREER award in 2014.

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