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Henry Sodano promoted to AIAA Associate Fellow

Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor Henry Sodano has been promoted to an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellow.| Short Read
IMAGE:  Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor Henry Sodano

Associate Professor Henry Sodano has been promoted to AIAA Associate Fellow. This grade is given by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) to researchers “who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work, who have done original work of outstanding merit, or who have otherwise made outstanding contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.”

Last month, Dr. Sodano received the Energy Harvesting Best Paper award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for his publication, “ZnO Nanowire Interfaces for High Strength Multifunctional Composites with Embedded Energy Harvesting.” His speciality lies in advanced aerospace materials with a focus on composite materials, multifunctional materials, additive manufacturing, ceramics and nanotechnology.

Read more about Dr. Sodano’s research interests and accomplishments on his faculty page.

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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