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Kemmia and Hushang Ghodrat stand in front of the Memorial Belltower. Kemmia wears her red graduation robe and mortar board.

Dec 13, 2023

From Iran to Raleigh, a Family Legacy Continues at NC State

Hushang Ghodrat started a legacy at NC State after fleeing Iran. As his daughter becomes a Wolfpack alumna, she's continuing their family legacy. 

Robotic hand holding a pH color strip.

Dec 7, 2023

New HS Curriculum Teaches Color Chemistry and AI Simultaneously

NC State researchers develop short module to drive student curiosity about real-world data. 

inter-system crossing

Jul 20, 2023

Creating a Clearer Picture of Interplay Between a Molecule’s Electrons and Nuclei

The Abstract talks with Felix Castellano about the interaction of electrons and nuclei within molecules, and what that means for energy production. 

water wave

May 3, 2023

Studying Fundamentals of Water as a Solvent Could Lead to Greener Cellulose-Based Products

Water can change its solubility characteristics depending upon what it interacts with. 

Apr 4, 2023

Collaborations Pharmaceuticals Uses AI to Solve Biotech Challenges

From a series of lab and office suites on NC State’s Centennial Campus, Collaborations Pharmaceuticals is solving some of the biggest biotech challenges. 

Forrest Hentz at the blackboard in an archival, black-and-white photo.

Jan 11, 2023

Hentz Made Chemistry Make Sense

Longtime chemistry professor Forrest C. Hentz, inaugural recipient of the Holladay Medal, died in December at the age of 89 (the atomic number of actinium). 

Campus gateway sign reading NC State University

Sep 12, 2022

Researchers Explore Enzymes That Use a Cation, not Oxygen-Addition, to Drive Reactions

Researchers studied structure and binding mechanisms of Fe/2OG enzymes to explore their potential for use in creating valuable molecules. 

Campus gateway sign reading NC State University

Apr 28, 2022

Researchers Create Self-Assembled Logic Circuits From Proteins

Stable, self-assembled, protein-based digital circuits take advantage of an electron's properties at quantum scales. 

Albert Carnesale at NC State podium.

Dec 15, 2021

Former UCLA Chancellor Began Academic Career at NC State

As the Wolfpack prepares to face UCLA in the Holiday Bowl, it's unlikely most Bruins fans know how much the California university owes to NC State. 

Students work in a textile lab, writing on whiteboards and working in small groups at tables

Nov 1, 2021

Where Textiles Meets STEM

In the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, STEM majors can discover surprising opportunities and exceptional career preparation. 

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. 

auto assembly line

Apr 13, 2021

Researchers Streamline Molecular Assembly Line to Design, Test Drug Compounds

Researchers have fine-tuned the molecular assembly line that creates antibiotics. 

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. 

Maria Gallardo-Williams teaching her chemistry class

Feb 1, 2021

Teaching the Pack: Maria Gallardo-Williams

Maria Gallardo-Williams of the Department of Chemistry is innovating with technology to bring the lab experience to students, wherever they are. 

Low energy green light starts polymerization process.

Sep 16, 2020

Researchers Discover New Photoactivation Mechanism for Polymer Production

Researchers demonstrate a way to use low-energy, visible light to produce polymer gel objects from pure monomer solutions.