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Wallaces establish EECS scholarship

Rick (BSE EE '82) and Mara (BA '88) Wallace, Palo Alto, CA, have established the Richard P. and Mara F. Wallace Scholarship Fund.| Short Read

Rick (BSE EE ’82) and Mara (BA ’88) Wallace, Palo Alto, CA, have established the Richard P. and Mara F. Wallace Scholarship Fund. This gift qualifies for the University’s Michigan Matching Initiative for Student Support.

The Fund will provide need-based scholarship support to undergraduate students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science-Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Division.

Rick is the ECE Division’s 2015 Alumni Merit Award recipient, and is CEO and president of KLA-Tencor Corporation.

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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