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Tag: chemical and biomolecular engineering

illustration shows the layout of a solar powered system that turns hydrogen-carrying liquid into hydrogen gas

May 23, 2022

New Tech Aims to Drive Down Costs of Hydrogen Fuel

The new tech for extracting hydrogen gas from liquid carriers is faster, less expensive than previous approaches. 

Image shows a network of green strands with red and blue highlights

May 4, 2022

Stem Cell-Derived Model Offers Insights on Gene Activity and Addiction

The work also offers a blueprint for related research moving forward. 

smoke stacks spew opaque gases into the blue sky

Apr 1, 2022

New Polymer Membrane Tech Improves Efficiency of CO2 Capture

New tech is more efficient at removing carbon dioxide from mixed gases, such as power plant emissions. 

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Mar 16, 2022

‘Self-Driving’ Lab Speeds Up Research, Synthesis of Energy Materials

The technology can be used to advance both fundamental nanoscience and applied engineering. 

a heavy weight is being lifted off a table using a slender piece of elastic material. An insight image shows a close-up of the material, which is made of a transparent substance that looks like plastic.

Feb 21, 2022

New Material Offers Remarkable Combo of Toughness and Stretchiness

The new materials are also easy to make, easy to process, and you can 3D print them. 

Lilian Hsiao, an Asian American woman, stands in front of a window

Feb 15, 2022

Chemical Engineer Lilian Hsiao Named Sloan Research Fellow

Hsiao’s work focuses on advancing our fundamental understanding of microscopic forces in liquids and soft matter. 

Bacteriophages at different levels of magnification (attached to bacterial cell wall/in petri dish).

Feb 14, 2022

New Technique Improves Directed Evolution of Microorganisms

The technique can be used to better engineer microorganisms for biopharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing. 

Baugh seen from the side, working at his lab bench.

Feb 1, 2022

Soft Materials Are an Interdisciplinary Game-Changer

At NC State, transformative research into soft material occurs in numerous colleges and departments. 

Green and purple microscopic imaging shows particles coated in DendriPeps separate while shear increases.

Jan 11, 2022

NC State Researcher Develops Soft Material to Preserve Biological Medicines

NC State researchers developed a soft material that can help biological medicines treat infections without the risk of antimicrobial resistance. 

on a top horizontal row there are two clusters of smooth spheres packed closely together the clusters are separated by a series of closely intertwined lines; on a bottom horizontal row there are two clusters of rough-edged spherical objects packed closely together the clusters are separated by a series of erratic, widely-spaced lines

Oct 7, 2021

New Images Lead to Better Prediction of Shear Thickening

The work allows us to directly understand a phenomenon that has significant industrial applications. 

A grey metal arch (the Alumni Gateway) framed against the sky. The image has nothing to do with the research.

Aug 31, 2021

Genes Can Respond to Coded Information in Signals – or Filter Them Out Entirely

The study shows how a single mechanism can trigger different behaviors from the same gene. 

hands in latex gloves twist a piece of clear, elastic material that contains liquid metal

Aug 31, 2021

Using Liquid Metal to Turn Motion into Electricity – Even Underwater

To generate electricity, just squish it, stretch it, twist it, or stomp on it. 

Jul 29, 2021

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Catalyzes 6 Promising Projects

This year’s Chancellor's Innovation Fund projects could reshape medicine, immunotherapies, consumer packaging, stealth jets and solar-energy cells. 

cartoon portraying yeast cells in a flask, with each cell containing a chemical laboratory

Jul 1, 2021

Turning Yeast Cells Into Labs For Studying Drivers of Gene Regulation

The cells are a more efficient platform for studying proteins that play a key role in regulating gene expression. 

Image of 3D hydrogel

May 14, 2021

Researchers Develop 3D-Printed Jelly

The material has potential uses in soft robotics, wound healing and cell scaffolding.