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Virtual messages honor CEE graduates

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering collected virtual messages to congratulate the class of 2020.| Short Read

This is an unusual year for graduation. Traditional events and celebrations have been cancelled or postponed, and graduates are finishing their semester far from campus.

In lieu of an in-person event, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has collected virtual messages to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s CEE graduates. The web page features videos, alumni advice and a full list of CEE graduate names. We invite you to visit the page and join in our virtual celebration of CEE graduates!

Jessica Petras


Jessica Petras
Marketing Communications Specialist

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

(734) 764-9876

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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