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Solar array on the roof of the Keystone Science Center on Centennial Campus

Apr 21, 2020

Odyssey of an Inquisitive Mind

2020 Goldwater Scholar Jonathan Palmer is tackling the global energy crisis by doing research to make solar power more cost-effective. 

comparison of batch to microfluidic platforms

Feb 18, 2020

Green Approach Accelerates Process Optimization and Retrieval of ‘Switchable’ Solvents

Green tech accelerates screening and retrieval of “switchable” solvents. 

Photo of campus gateway.

Oct 9, 2019

To Build a Better Semiconductor, First Identify Its Defects

By identifying its defects, researchers move us closer to new gallium oxide technologies. 

Study co-authors Rika Judd and De-Yu Xie with plants in NC State's Phytotron.

Apr 8, 2019

Study Upends ‘Dogma’ On Malaria Drug Component

An NC State study sheds new light on the availability of a plant component critical for malaria treatment. 

A hospital room.

Oct 8, 2018

Approach Paves Way for New Generation of Antimicrobial Materials

Researchers have successfully developed materials with the ability to render bacteria and viruses inactive using only ambient oxygen and visible-wavelength light. The new approach opens the door to a range of new products aimed at reducing the transmission of drug-resistant pathogens. 

A ChemMap of the Sky

Jun 4, 2018

ChemMaps Lets Researchers Navigate the Chemical Universe

ChemMaps lets users navigate the chemical space of over 8,000 drugs and 47,000 environmental compounds in 3D and real time. 

Mar 1, 2018

Finding New Drugs, Faster

NC State is launching a drug discovery initiative to reinvigorate the hunt for powerful new drugs. 

Jan 17, 2018

Designing the Next Generation of Hair Dyes

A new NC State database reveals promising approaches to making safer, more sustainable hair color. 

Oct 3, 2017

Designer Biosensor Can Detect Antibiotic Production by Microbes

Researchers engineer designer biosensors that can detect antibiotic molecules 

Aug 31, 2017

Finding Purpose Through Service

Chemistry student and Goodnight Scholar Haley Newton discovered a passion for international service on a trip to the Dominican Republic. 

Apr 19, 2017

Chemistry Professor Sniffs Out Excellence

Chemistry professor Maria T. Oliver-Hoyo was recently named a winner of the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award from the UNC system Board of Governors. 

Mar 8, 2017

Computer Models Could Allow Researchers to Better Understand, Predict Adverse Drug Reactions

Research explains what happens at the molecular level during severe allergic reactions to abacavir, an antiviral drug commonly given to treat HIV. 

Mar 7, 2017

Computer Simulations First Step Toward Designing New, More Efficient Amine Chemical Scrubbers

Molecular models aim to improve design of cheaper, more efficient amine chemicals to capture carbon dioxide. 

Dec 8, 2016

Castellano Named Goodnight Distinguished Chair

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

view of university gateway sign from ground up.

Nov 29, 2016

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.