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Environmental Engineering doctoral students receive awards

Engineering doctoral students, Raghav Reddy and Matt Vedrin, receive awards to help conduct their specialized research| Short Read

Raghav Reddy has received a Rackham International Research Award to conduct research in Bangladesh. The title of his project is: “Sustainability of Safe Water Supply Options in Bangladesh”. Reddy is co-advised by Professors Lut Raskin (CEE), Kim Hayes (CEE), and Arun Agrawal (NRE).

Matt Vedrin has received an International Institute Individual Fellowship to conduct research in Gabon. The title of his project is: “Understanding Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Rural Gabonese Communities”. Vedrin is co-advised by Professors Lut Raskin (CEE) and Rebecca Hardin (NRE).

The press release from the International Institute can be found here.

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