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Professors Valeriy Ivanov and Nikolaos Katopodes receive MICDE Catalyst Grant

Professors Valeriy Ivanov and Nikolaos Katopodes were among a group of four researchers to receive one of these grants for their project "Urban Flood Modeling at 'Human Action' Scale: Harnessing the Power of Reduced-Order Approaches and Uncertainty Quantification."| Short Read

The Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering has awarded its second round of Catalyst Grants, providing between $80,000 and $90,000 each to seven innovative projects in computational science. The proposals were judged on novelty, likelihood of success at catalyzing larger programs and potential to leverage ARC’s computing resources. Professors Valeriy Ivanov and Nikolaos Katopodes were among a group of four researchers to receive one of these grants for their project “Urban Flood Modeling at ‘Human Action’ Scale: Harnessing the Power of Reduced-Order Approaches and Uncertainty Quantification.” Details are below.

Researchers: Valeriy Ivanov, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Nikolaos Katopodes, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Darren McKague Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering; Khachik Sargsyan, Sandia National Labs.

Description: The research team will demonstrate urban flood monitoring and prediction capabilities using NASA Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) data and relying on state-of-the-science uncertainty quantification tools in a proof-of-concept urban flooding problem of high complexity.

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  • Valeriy Ivanov

    Valeriy Ivanov

    Associate Professor of Environmental and Water Resources and Ecohydrology and Hydraulic Engineering

  • Nikolaos Katopodes

    Nikolaos Katopodes

    Professor of Environmental and Water Resources and Ecohydrology and Hydraulic Engineering

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

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