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Jerome Lynch elected to the ASCE Department Heads Coordinating Council

The ASCE Department Heads Coordinating Council serves to advance, facilitate and communicate educational and research matters among all Civil Engineering Departments, the profession and the Society.| Short Read
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IMAGE:  Donald Malloure Department Chair Jerome Lynch

Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Donald Malloure Department Chair, Jerome Lynch, has been elected to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Department Heads Coordinating Council (DHCC) starting October 1, 2020. 

This council, tasked to advise and support ASCE’s Committee on Education, helps advance and facilitate research matters among all Civil Engineering Departments. 

Many initiatives and activities from ASCE are supported by the work done by the Department Heads Coordinating Council, including the accreditation of civil engineering programs via ABET Inc, ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Workshops and ASCE Civil Engineering Education Summits.

Lynch has been the Donald Malloure Department Chair since 2017 and is looking forward to representing the University of Michigan among other department chairs across the country.

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    Jerome P. Lynch

    Professor and Donald Malloure Department Chair of Civil and Environmental 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

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