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Glen Daigger receives the Frederick George Pohland Medal from AEESP and AAEES

This award “honors an individual who has made sustained and outstanding efforts to bridge environmental engineering research, education, and practice.”| Short Read

The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) have selected Professor Glen Daigger to receive the 2016 Frederick George Pohland Medal.

According to the AEESP, “this highly competitive award recognizes your outstanding impact on and contribution to the field of environmental engineering and science.”

The medal will be presented at the annual AEESP Meet and Greet in September, 2016.

  • Glen Daigger

    Glen Daigger

    Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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