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Student chapter wins AIChE Outstanding Chapter Award

Student chapter wins AIChE Outstanding Chapter Award for seventh straight year| Short Read

The AIChE Student Chapter has won an AIChE Outstanding Chapter Award for the 7th year in a row!  The chapter will receive a plaque and certificates for both the chapter president, Hannah Fetner, and the chapter advisor, Professor Scott Fogler.  The award will be officially presented to the chapter on Sunday, November 13, at the AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

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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.

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