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Tag: chemical and biomolecular engineering

diagram of ai selection and optimization process

Mar 22, 2021

Virtual Lab Finds the Right AI Tool for Each Chemistry Problem

Having the right tool for the job makes the job a lot easier, less expensive and faster. 

diagram of how the catalyst works

Feb 26, 2021

New Catalyst Makes Styrene Manufacturing Cheaper, Greener

The work is a big step forward for manufacturing a chemical used to make a wide variety of industrial materials. 

microscopy image of SARS-CoV-2 viruses

Feb 15, 2021

Researchers Demonstrate Self-Sterilizing Polymers Work Against SARS-CoV-2

Researchers have demonstrated a family of self-sterilizing polymers that are effective at inactivating the virus that causes COVID-19. 

Dec 18, 2020

Granting Gifts of Appreciation

NC State engineering professor Christine Grant gave handmade gifts to every member of the NC State Housekeeping staff and leaders. 

color wheel showing range of quantum dot colors made with artificial chemist 2.0

Dec 10, 2020

Artificial Chemist 2.0: Quantum Dot R&D in Less Than an Hour

New technology expedites quantum dot R&D and manufacturing. 

collection of microplastic trash

Oct 22, 2020

Researchers Eye a System That Uses Marine Microplastics to Get Rid of Marine Microplastics

Researchers are working to develop a self-sustaining system that uses microplastics to capture more microplastics. 

neon map of a neuron in C. elegans a

Sep 24, 2020

Researchers Demonstrate How Deep Learning Can Advance Study of Neural Degeneration

Researchers are showing that AI is a valuable tool for research into neural degeneration. 

Sep 10, 2020

Research Sheds Light on Earliest Stages of Angelman Syndrome

New research offers insights into the earliest stages of Angelman syndrome. 

drop of liquid metal turns to a stream of liquid metal when a small voltage is applied

Jul 27, 2020

Controlling Streams of Liquid Metal at Room Temperature

Researchers have demonstrated a technique that allows them to produce streams of liquid metal at room temperature. 

A sandy field of soybeans

Jun 30, 2020

Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience

An NC State team led by Christine Hawkes is identifying beneficial fungi found in five crops to improve disease and drought resistance. 

strands of DNA in the shape of a computer chip

Jun 12, 2020

New Approach to DNA Data Storage Makes System More Dynamic, Scalable

Researchers are laying out a fundamentally new approach to DNA data storage systems. 

flowchart of how artificial chemist works

Jun 4, 2020

‘Artificial Chemist’ Combines AI, Robotics to Conduct Autonomous R&D

Combining AI and robotics to advance materials R&D and manufacturing. 

May 14, 2020

Research of Particular Relevance

Park Scholar Daniel Haller's keen interest in stopping the spread of infectious diseases helped earn him a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. 

Cherry tomatoes

Apr 29, 2020

Plant Aid: A Big-Data Project to Detect Plant Diseases Faster

An interdisciplinary team led by professor Jean Ristaino will combine small sensors with big data for faster detection of the diseases plaguing tomato fields. From a hand-held plant disease ‘sniffer’ to a cloud-based database that can alert farmers about the cause of the stress and suggest possible mitigation strategies, the project aims to detect diseases early, improving yield. 

diagram of ethylene production process

Apr 24, 2020

Catalyst Opens Door to More Efficient, Environmentally Friendly Ethylene Production

Finding could help cut related CO2 emissions by up to 87%.