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ChE Student – Honors and Awards

Congratulations to all of our students who have earned recognition in 2020| Short Read

Graduate Students

José Díaz – 2020 NSF GRF winners
Tobias Dwyer – 2020 NSF GRF winners
Anna Kopp – 2020 NSF GRF winners
Jacob Saldinger – 2020 NSF GRF winners
José Díaz – NDSEG Fellowship
Carolina Espinoza – NDSEG Fellowship

Jacques Esterhuizen – 2020 J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows Program
Saman Moniri – Chemical Engineering Towner Prize
Cailin Buchanan and Zach Bergquist – Dow Sustainability 2020 Doctoral Fellows
Steven Chavez – Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship Award
Kizito Ifeanyi Madu – Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship Award
Niloufar Salehi – Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship Award
M. LaRue Felder – Cellular Biotechnology Training Program
Reagan Hairston – Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program
Nna-Emeka Onukwugha – Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program

Undergraduate Students

Alex King – 2020 NSF GRF winners
Kevin Turaczy –
2020 NSF GRF winners
Jacob Florian  – 2020 Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Akira Nishii – Arlen Hellwarth Award (student leader who has made valuable contributions to the College, University and/or community)
Jacob Florian – Henry Ford II Prize (outstanding junior who has demonstrated academic excellence)
Nathan Ng – Distinguished Leadership Award, Undergraduate
Nathan Ng – Undergraduate Distinguished Achievement Award
Nathan Ng – Maurice J. Sinnott Prize (outstanding ChE senior in academics and leadership)
Ryen O’Meara – Clifton S. Goddin Prize (outstanding ChE junior in academics and leadership)

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