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Professor Spence Receives John F. Ullrich Education Excellence Award

Professor Seymour M. J. Spence has been honored with the 2017-2018 John F. Ullrich Education Excellence Award.| Short Read
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CEE Professor, Seymour Spence, was named the recipient of the 2017-2018 John F. Ullrich Education Excellence Award which recognizes sustained excellence in curricular development, instruction and guidance at all levels impacting the experience of undergraduate and graduate students.

Professor Spence was specifically recognized for his pioneering contributions to the structural engineering curriculum including re-introduction of CEE 517: Reliability of Structures and the revamping CEE 611: Performance-Based Earthquake 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