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IOE welcomes new faculty member Raed Al Kontar

Raed Al Kontar will be joining the IOE faculty in September 2018 as an Assistant Professor.| Short Read
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Raed Al Kontar received his PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He received his M.S. in statistics from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2017 and his B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 2014. His research focuses on developing data analytics and decision-making methodologies specifically tailored for IoT enabled smart and connected systems.

Some of his awards include: Best Paper Award Winner from Quality, Statistics, and Reliability (QSR) Section of INFORMS; Most innovative paper approach from UW Madison; Early Excellence in teaching award from UW Madison; E. Wayne Kay Graduate Scholarship from SME; Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship from IISE; Valedictorian and commencement speaker from American University of Beirut.

Please join us in welcoming Raed to the IOE community!

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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