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Lockheed Martin sponsors MACH student team

In October, Lockheed Martin gifted a donation of $15,000 to the MACH (Michigan AIAA-DBF Chapter) student team.| Short Read
IMAGE:  Members of the UM Mach student team.

In October, Lockheed Martin gifted a donation of $15,000 to the MACH (Michigan AIAA-DBF Chapter) student team. The donation was presented by Jeff Hamstra, U-M Aerospace alum and Senior Fellow of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.

MACH is a student-led design team centered around the AIAA Design, Build, Fly (DBF) competition. The competition is about designing, building, and testing an RC aircraft to fulfill a set of mission requirements that change every year. The set of missions for each year is based upon a different area within the field of aircraft design.

In 2016, the theme was “Tube Launched UAV;” past year’s themes have included “Backcountry Bush Plane”, “Joint Strike Fighter”, and “Small Passenger Aircraft”.Mr. Hamstra also serves on the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) for the Department of Aerospace Engineering.


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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