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Robert and Patricia Lerner Scholarship Fund

Robert and Patricia Lerner Scholarship Fund will support future Michigan Engineers.| Short Read

Robert (BSE Eng Sci 1976) and Patricia Lerner have endowed a scholarship fund that will provide need-based support for undergraduate students at the College of Engineering. The Lerners desire to support students in need studying mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or electrical and computer engineering.

After completing his undergraduate degree at Michigan Engineering, Dr. Lerner earned his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and at the University of Pennsylvania for Orthopedic Surgery. He is an orthopedic surgeon in Winter Haven, Florida, where he and Mrs. Lerner reside. Their oldest son, Brian, is a graduate of the University of Michigan College of Engineering (BS ME 2010).

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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