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Chase Dwelle Named Rackham Outstanding GSI

Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD student, M. Chase Dwelle, has been selected for an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award from Rackham Graduate School.| Short Read

Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD student, M. Chase Dwelle, has been selected for an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award from Rackham Graduate School. Dwelle was chosen from an impressive group of nominees representing schools and colleges across U-M.

The award carries a stipend of $1,000. Award ceremony for the recipients will take place on April 19.

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Through the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards, Rackham recognizes young scholars who have been nominated by their program for teaching excellence. Winners of this award demonstrate superb skill in teaching, mentoring and advising. They bring creativity, inspirational commitment and intellectual excitement to the classroom, discussion section, or teaching lab, and communicate this passion with their students.

Dwelle is advised by CEE Assistant Professor Valeriy Ivanov. Congratulations Chase!

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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