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Damon and Danelle Boyd Family Scholarship Fund to be endowed

The fund will provide support to non-Michigan resident undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need.| Short Read
IMAGE:  Portrait of the Boyd family.

Damon (BSE ME ’95) and Danelle Boyd have documented their intention to make a gift to the College of Engineering through a bequest. The gift will endow the Damon and Danelle Boyd Family Scholarship Fund, which provides support to non-Michigan resident undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need.

Damon Boyd is the founder of the Law Offices of Damon L. Boyd, PLLC in Phoenix, AZ.  His practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent and trademark prosecution, copyright, licensing, and intellectual property litigation and counseling.  Danelle Boyd became a certified paralegal in 2000, and currently works alongside her husband at the law offices.  Her expertise is in all facets of litigation, from discovery through trial and appeal.  Mrs. Boyd holds a bachelor of science in public and environmental affairs from Indiana University.  

Mr. Boyd’s philanthropic interests include serving on several boards of directors, such as the Arizona Bar Foundation and the Recreation Association of Madison Meadows-Simis, and he is a member of the U-M Victors for Michigan Phoenix Campaign Leadership Council.  Mr. and Mrs. Boyd have three children, and reside in Phoenix, AZ.

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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