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Selin Merdan selected for 2018 Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement

This prize is awarded annually to one IOE graduate student based on excellence in leadership, academic performance, and research.| Short Read
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U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) PhD Candidate, Selin Merdan, has been selected by the Faculty as the 2018 winner of the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement.

Please join us in congratulating Selin for her outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the department!

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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