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PhD Student Sehwan Chung Selected for MICDE Fellowship

CEE PhD student Sehwan Chung received the MICDE Fellowship to support his PhD research. | Short Read

Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD student Sehwan Chung was selected by the University of Michigan to receive a Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery & Engineering (MICDE) Fellowship to support his research on wearable-based human-robot collaboration in construction sites. Chung is advised by Associate Professor SangHyun Lee.

MICDE is the University of Michigan’s focal point for activities in computational science and engineering. MICDE has offered top-off fellowships since 2014 to current and prospective students whose research project involves the use and advancement of scientific computing techniques and practices. MICDE Fellows must also attend the MICDE seminar series and present a poster at the MICDE Annual Symposium.

Chung’s research focuses on wearable-based human-robot collaboration in construction sites. With advances in wearable and machine learning technology, he is developing the framework of collaboration between humans and robots in construction sites, which will eventually enhance workers’ safety and productivity and address a labor shortage in the construction industry.

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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