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Newhofs create prize for advancing water treatment

The $10,000 prize (plus travel reimbursement) will be awarded during the 2017 Borchardt Conference, a Triennial Symposium on Advancements in Water and Wastewater Treatment held at the University of Michigan.| Short Read

Tom (BSE CE ’60, MSE ’61) and Greta Newhof, Ada, Michigan, have created the Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize. The $10,000 prize (plus travel reimbursement) will be awarded during the 2017 Borchardt Conference, a Triennial Symposium on Advancements in Water and Wastewater Treatment held at the University of Michigan.

The nominee will be a senior or mid-career professional whose accomplishments in the water or wastewater treatment discipline have been nationally and internationally recognized, and who has potential for continued contributions to the field. As part of the award ceremony, the recipient will deliver the Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Lecture. Mr. Newhof is a former Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Merit Award recipient.

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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