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Alyssa Schubert awarded American Water Works Association fellowship

The fellowship will support her research in distribution of risk in drinking water.| Short Read
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Graduate student Alyssa Schubert has received a research fellowship from the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association (MI-AWWA). According to the MI-AWWA website, the purpose of the fellowship is to “stimulate greater involvement of Michigan’s academic institutions and their graduate and undergraduate students in the study of drinking water related fields and to encourage innovative solutions to priority problems of the drinking water community.”

Schubert is currently a third-year graduate student advised by Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Professor Nancy Love. Her research interests include distribution of risk in drinking water, understanding water user perceptions of risk and trust, and investigating use of enhanced monitoring strategies to drive more uniform equitable access to quality drinking water.



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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