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ethan stark

Ethan Stark awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Ethan is investigating visible light emitters using GaN microstructures for quantum dot and nanowire-based LEDs and lasers.|Short Read
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Advancing secure communications: A better single-photon emitter for quantum cryptography

The new device improves upon the current technology and is much easier to make.|Medium Read
Nanowire

Scientific Milestone: A room temperature Bose-Einstein condensate

A BEC is an unusual state of matter in which a group of boson particles can exist in a single quantum state, allowing scientists to observe novel quantum phenomena.|Short Read
Peacock

Next-Gen E-Readers: Improved peacock technology could lock in color for high-res displays

The research could lead to advanced color e-readers, more energy efficient electronic devices, and improved data storage and cryptography.|Medium Read
Professor Zhong

Zhaohui Zhong receives CAREER Award for research in graphene-based optoelectronics

The use of graphene-based hot carrier optoelectronics is the key novelty of Prof. Zhong's research.|Short Read
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Using HERCULES to probe the interior of dense plasmas

Thanks to HERCULES, scientists are now able to study very dense plasmas — a crucial step in nuclear fusion and astrophysical research.|Short Read
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Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel

"We believe this could be used as an invisible knife for noninvasive surgery," Guo said. "Nothing pokes into your body, just the ultrasound beam."|Short Read
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ted Norris named Gérard A. Mourou Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

In the tradition of our best faculty at Michigan, Ted is a phenomenal teacher and mentor as well as researcher. Congratulations!|Medium Read
Shang-Hua Yang

Shang-Hua Yang receives SPIE Scholarship in Optics & Photonics

Yang's research is focused on designing plasmonic nano-structures to enhance efficiency of conventional photoconductive terahertz emitters.|Short Read
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Robots Building Better Maps: For robots and other mechanical creatures

Nick's primary research involves creating algorithms that decipher what the cameras and lasers are detecting to generate a map. |Short Read
Frost working in the lab

Thomas Frost awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

He is currently working on semiconductor lasers as part of the research group of Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya.|Short Read
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A new way to cool materials with light

The work advances the scientific understanding of laser cooling technologies currently being pursued to explore the boundary between classical and quantum physics.|Short Read