chemical and biomolecular engineering

Nov 16, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Find Diffusion Plays Unusual Signaling Role in Drosophila Embryos

Research shows that diffusion plays an unexpected role in cell differentiation during the early stages of development in the embryos of Drosophila.

Nov 7, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Tech Increases Microfluidic Research Data Output 100-fold

Researchers have developed a technique that allows users to collect 100 times more spectrographic information per day from microfluidic devices, compared to the previous industry standard.

Oct 12, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study Shows How Rough Microparticles Can Cause Big Problems

New research finds the surface texture of microparticles in liquid suspension can cause internal friction that significantly alters the suspension’s viscosity – effectively making the liquid thicker or thinner.

Aug 30, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Set New Bar for Water-Splitting, CO2-Splitting Techniques

Researchers boost efficiency of techniques for splitting water to create hydrogen gas and splitting CO2 to create carbon monoxide.

Apr 4, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Touch-Sensitive, Elastic Fibers Offer New Interface for Electronics

NC State researchers have created elastic, touch-sensitive fibers that can interface with electronic devices.

Mar 29, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Control Soft Robots Using Magnetic Fields

Engineers have made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields to remotely manipulate microparticle chains embedded in soft robotic devices.

Mar 22, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Use Light to Remotely Control Curvature of Plastics

Researchers have developed a technique that uses light to get flat, plastic sheets to curve into 3-D structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls.

Mar 3, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Remotely Control Sequence in Which 2-D Sheets Fold Into 3-D Structures

Inspired by origami, researchers have found a way to remotely control the order in which a two-dimensional sheet folds itself into a three-dimensional structure.

Feb 23, 2017  |  Alumni

Alum Robertson Finalist for ‘MythBusters’ Host

Alumna Tamara Robertson is one of 10 finalists to be a host on the Discovery Channel's new version of "MythBusters." The 2009 graduate with a degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering was one of 10,000 applicants to appear on the reality show "MythBusters: The Search," which concludes with winners being announced Saturday in the search finale.

Nov 9, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New ‘Bottlebrush’ Electroactive Polymers Make Dielectric Elastomers Increasingly Viable for Use in Devices

A new electroactive polymer can change shape and size when exposed to a relatively small electric field. The advance overcomes longstanding challenges regarding the use of electroactive polymers to develop new devices, opening the door to a suite of applications ranging from microrobotics to designer technologies.