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Brian Denton receives INFORMS Graduate Course Professor of the Year Award

IOE professor and incoming IOE chair Brian Denton is the recipient of the INFORMS Graduate Course Professor of the Year Award. | Short Read
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IMAGE:  Professor Brian Denton with his award at the IOE Graduate Banquet.

Brian Denton is the recipient of the INFORMS Graduate Course Professor of the Year Award. The award, presented by the INFORMS UM Student Chapter, recognizes excellence in teaching graduate level courses.

Professor Denton is the incoming chair of the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE), effective September 1, 2018. He was presented with his award at the Graduate Banquet on April 26, 2018.

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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