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Eniola Adefeso receives University honor and promotion to professor

Lola Eniola Adefeso has been named a Senior Fellow of the Michigan Society of Fellows by President Mark Schlissel.| Short Read
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IMAGE:  Lola Eniola-Adefeso is Professor and Chemical Engineering and Miller Faculty Scholar

Lola Eniola Adefeso has been named a Senior Fellow of the Michigan Society of Fellows by President Mark Schlissel.  The Society of Fellows was established in the Rackham Graduate School and is an interdisciplinary group of outstanding scholars at Michigan.  Each year the Society selects a half dozen or so scholars from “the social, physical, and life sciences, the humanities, and in the professional schools” for a three-year term.  She is one of only three engineers in the Society.

In addition, Eniola Adefeso was recently promoted to full professor. She joined the department in 2006 after completing her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania and working as a postdoctoral fellow at Baylor College of Medicine.

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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