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Cheng funds UM-SJTU Joint Institute scholarships

Eugene A. Cheng (AB ’71) has established the Dr. David K. Cheng Scholarship Fund to provide need- based support for undergraduate students enrolled in the University of Michigan.| Short Read

Eugene A. Cheng (AB ’71) has established the Dr. David K. Cheng Scholarship Fund to provide need- based support for undergraduate students enrolled in the University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM – SJTU JI). The UM-SJTU offers specialized degree programs in China in an English-language format, where students can apply to transfer to the UM College of Engineering. Conversely, UM students can study engineering and liberal arts courses in China led by SJTU faculty.

In honor of Mr. Cheng’s father and engineering professor, Dr. David K. Cheng, this endowed fund will support both students from SJTU attending UM and students from UM attending SJTU. Mr. Cheng is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Triad Global Asset Management, located in the greater Los Angeles area.

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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