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Awards Announced at ASCE-CEEFA Banquet

ASCE and CEEFA held a banquet honoring students, faculty and staff for their service to the department over the past year.| Short Read

At the event, which was organized by the department and the U-M chapter of ASCE, awards were given to the Professor of the Year, Ann Jeffers; Staff Member of the Year, Angela Jeon; and GSI (Graduate Student Instructor) of the Year, Elizabeth Agee.

CEEFA (Civil and Environmental Engineering Friends Association) announced the recipient of the CEEFA Faculty Award, which was presented to Professor Jerry Lynch. CEEFA President Jim Jacobi presented the award.

Presentations by the Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe Teams were also given.

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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