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Kevin Maki receives first-of-its-kind professorship

Kevin Maki has been appointed as the Richard B. Couch Development Professor for Marine Hydrodynamics| Short Read
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Kevin Maki has been appointed as the Richard B. Couch Development Professor for Marine Hydrodynamics, College of Engineering, effective October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2021.

This appointment was approved by the Regents at their October meeting. The Richard B. Couch Professorship in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering was established by John C. Couch (NAME BSE 1963/MSE 1964) to support the teaching and scholarship of a distinguished faculty member in the area of marine hydrodynamics in honor of his late father who served as the department chair from 1957-1967.

The Development Professorship for Professor Kevin Maki is the first such appointment in the department to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and exceptional academic potential of a junior faculty.

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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.

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