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Michigan Aerospace shines

Thomson Reuters names Michigan Aerospace most influential in research.| Short Read

According to Thomson Reuters 2015 State of Innovation report, the very first collegiate aeronautics program in the nation, established in 1914, is also the most influential in the US.

The University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering published 446 papers from 2004 to 2014 with a relative citation impact of 1.78.

“…The scientific literature citations tell us that the most impactful aerospace research is happening in the U.S., with the University of Michigan taking center stage.”
– Thomson Reuters 2015 State of Innovation report

Michigan Aerospace’s 26 faculty members have a high level of enthusiasm and accessibility and a strong dedication to excellence in teaching and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Their curriculum and research activities focus on fundamental and advanced topics organized within:

Learn more about Michigan Aerospace by visiting the department website.

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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