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Professor Wigginton selected for Department Excellence Award

Assistant Professor Krista Rule Wigginton has been selected by the CEE Honors and Awards Committee to receive the 2018 Department Excellence Award.| Short Read

Assistant Professor Krista Rule Wigginton has been selected by the CEE Honors and Awards Committee to receive the 2018 Department Excellence Award.

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IMAGE:  Krista Wigginton is a Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Krista Rule Wigginton’s research focuses on applications of environmental biotechnology in drinking water and wastewater treatment. In particular, her research group develops new methods to detect and analyze the fate of emerging pollutants in the environment.

Her devotion to the CEE program in terms of pioneering research, inspiring teaching and unselfish service have been phenomenal to the success of the entire CEE community.

She will be honored later this semester at the College of Engineering Honors and Awards dinner in March.

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Researchers
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