chemistry

Dec 8, 2016  |  Faculty and Staff

Castellano Named Goodnight Distinguished Chair

NC State chemistry professor Felix "Phil" Castellano has been named the first Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair.

Nov 29, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Tweak Enzyme ‘Assembly Line’ to Improve Antibiotics

NC State chemists have discovered a way to make pinpoint changes to an enzyme-driven “assembly line” that will enable scientists to improve or change the properties of existing antibiotics as well as create designer compounds.

Sep 26, 2016  |  The Abstract

The Next Generation of Greenhouses May Be Power Plants

Researchers from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill are launching a project to develop next generation greenhouses with built-in solar cells that make use of the entire spectrum of solar light.

Jun 1, 2016  |  The Abstract

Baby You Can Drive My Nanocar

Off-road driving can be challenging if you’re in a nanocar.

May 4, 2016

A Fulbright Future

Chemistry major Kyle Virgil will study solar energy conservation in Uppsala, Sweden as one of NC State's five new Fulbright Scholars.

Sep 24, 2015  |  Events

The Biochemistry of Fall Foliage

Bernhard Kräutler, a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, explains the biochemical processes that help trees create their autumnal color displays. Don’t miss this colorful lecture.

Sep 16, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Isolate Possible Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers; Find Biomarker Loads Can Vary With Disease Stage

Researchers from North Carolina State University utilized a highly sensitive mass spectrometry analysis to identify and measure difficult-to-detect N-glycan biomarkers associated with ovarian cancers in stages I – IV. In a surprising finding, the researchers determined that the level of […]

May 21, 2014

The Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder

Note: This post is part of an ongoing series in which we try to answer questions about the science behind food – from farm to fork. If you have a food-related question, please let me know at matt_shipman@ncsu.edu. What’s the […]

Mar 11, 2014

Lignin Breakthroughs Serve as GPS for Plant Research

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed the equivalent of GPS directions for future plant scientists to understand how plants adapt to the environment and to improve plants’ productivity and biofuel potential. Two articles published March 11 in The […]

Feb 10, 2014

A Radical Approach to Defense

When are free radicals good for you? When your next door neighbor produces a toxic chemical soup. Behold the lowly marine worm, Amphitrite ornata. It’s red, looks like spaghetti and spends all of its time sifting through seafloor mud for […]