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Distinguished U-M Aero alum and NASA technologist Dr. Meng-Sing Liou passes

U-M Aerospace alum Dr. Meng-Sing Liou (MSAE ’75, Ph.D. ’77) passed on September 29, 2017. Dr. Meng-Sing Liou was a trailblazer in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).| Short Read
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UM Aerospace alum Dr. Meng-Sing Liou (MSAE ’75, Ph.D. ’77) passed on September 29, 2017. Dr. Meng-Sing Liou was a trailblazer in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and served as a Senior Technologist for NASA Glenn, one of the highest ranks given to researchers who have “significantly contributed to technological advances.”

According to NASA Glenn:

“Dr. Liou’s research was primarily in fields related to fluid dynamics including his master’s degree in biomechanics at National Taiwan University and followed by the Ph.D. study in gas dynamics at the University of Michigan; both heavily involved methods of asymptotic analysis. His career in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) flourished in the enriching environment of the NASA Glenn Research Center.”

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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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