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Masters adds to student support fund

This fund focuses on need-based support for students enrolled in the College of Engineering’s Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering. | Short Read

Jeff Masters (BS AOSS ’82, MS ’83, PhD ’97) has recently contributed a gift to supplement the Jeff Masters Students Support Fund he endowed in 2015. This fund focuses on need-based support for students enrolled in the College of Engineering’s Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (formerly known as the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences). Through the proceeds of this fund, students can receive financial support for areas such as student travel, participation on student teams and clubs, and books and materials associated with curriculum or student programs.

While working on his Ph.D. at the U-M, Jeff co-founded The Weather Underground, Inc. in 1995, an online weather service dedicated to improving access to meaningful weather data. Jeff currently serves as Director of Meteorology. This gift qualifies for a match from the University’s Michigan Matching Initiative for Student Support.

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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