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Congratulations to new Climate & Space PhD!

Dr. Benjamin Alterman is our newest PhD. | Short Read
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We’re very pleased to report that another Climate & Space student has successful defended his doctoral dissertation!

Dr. Benjamin Alterman

Defense Date: 10/11/2019

Dissertation Title: The Significance of Proton Beams in the Multiscale Solar Wind

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Justin C. Kasper

Dr. Alterman will continue to work with Prof. Kasper on Wind Faraday Cup data, as well as data from the Parker Solar Probe mission here at U-M. His long-term plans include joining the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, TX to work with CLASP Research Prof. Stefano Livi and SwRI faculty member Dr. Mihir Desai on a variety of heliospheric missions. 

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Jay Guo holds a sheet of flexible transparent conductor on the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering North Campus. The material sandwiches a thin layer of silver between two “dielectric” materials, aluminum oxide and zinc oxide, producing a conductive anti-reflection coating on the sheet of plastic.

Making plastic more transparent while also adding electrical conductivity

Michigan Engineers change the game by making a conductive coating that’s also anti-reflective. | Medium Read