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Michigan Engineering efforts continue rankings progress

The 2018 U.S. News & World Report Graduate School Rankings moved Michigan Engineering up another spot to No. 5 in the nation.| Short Read

The 2018 U.S. News & World Report Graduate School Rankings moved Michigan Engineering up another spot to No. 5 in the nation. The College has moved up four spots in four years from its position at No. 9 in the 2014 rankings.

“We’re certainly pleased to see that the world-class engineering education and research we do here continues to be recognized. Rankings, however, are only one measure of how an educational institution is evaluated. I believe what’s most important hasn’t changed: the work of our faculty, students, staff and alumni to solve challenging problems and make a positive difference for society.” said Alec D. Gallimore, the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering.

In addition to the College’s overall ranking, Michigan Engineering’s departments continue to be highly ranked. Its research budget of $295 million is one of the largest of any public college, with numerous large-scale research initiatives funded through support provided from federal agencies, foundations, corporations and other organizations. Its faculty and students are making a difference at the frontiers of fields as diverse as robotics, healthcare, national security, transportation, nanotechnology and space systems. Its entrepreneurial culture encourages faculty and students alike to move their innovations beyond the laboratory and into the real world to benefit society.

Gallimore is also the Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Professor of Engineering and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering.

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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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