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Neil A. Weissman Fund for Materials Science and Engineering established

The Neil A. Weissman Fund for Materials Science and Engineering will support programs or purchase equipment for undergraduate student laboratory research.| Short Read

Neil A. Weissman (BSE MSE ’95) has established the Neil A. Weissman Fund for Materials Science and Engineering to support programs or purchase equipment for undergraduate student laboratory research. The expendable fund will be used at the discretion of the chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Neil Weissman is currently the managing director – investments of The Weissman Eppler Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, an Ann-Arbor based wealth management team that supports high net worth individuals and families. His philanthropic interests include serving as a member of the board of directors for The Friendship Circle and Michigan Israel Business Bridge. He and his wife, Stacy, reside in Canton, Michigan with their two children.

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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

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