civil engineering

Jan 19, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Advanced Biomass Cookstoves Provide Benefits in Field Settings, But Less than Expected from Lab Testing

Researchers find that while advanced wood-burning cookstoves can provide benefits to the environment, the benefits are less than expected due to higher emissions measured in the field compared to laboratory settings.

Nov 1, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Tech Uses Electricity to Track Water, ID Potential Problems in Concrete

Researchers have developed a new technique for tracking water in concrete structures – allowing engineers to identify potential issues before they become big problems.

Oct 10, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

‘Sensing Skin’ Detects Cracks, Harmful Chemicals in Structures

Researchers have developed a multi-layered “sensing skin” to detect corrosive or otherwise harmful substances in structures. The skin can also detect cracks and other structural flaws that are invisible to the naked eye.

Apr 4, 2016  |  The Abstract

How Forecasting Water Reclamation Use Can Save Money, Water Resources

A changing climate and recent droughts in the South and West highlight the need to make the most of our limited water resources. One of the tools that can help the U.S. make efficient use of its water supplies is water reclamation – but utilities and water managers have sometimes struggled to deal with public perceptions of reclaimed water.

Nov 12, 2015

Toilets, Pit Latrines and Adventures in Human Waste

According to Francis de los Reyes III, the problem with World Toilet Day is that it focuses almost entirely on toilets. And he's working on that.

Sep 24, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Automobile Emissions Expert Can Discuss Volkswagen Scandal, Emissions Testing

Reporters interested in understanding how VW cheated, what emissions tests are and how they work, and how these deceptions can be detected can contact vehicle emissions expert Chris Frey.

Aug 19, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Vomiting Device Offers First Direct Evidence That Vomit Aerosolizes Norovirus-Like Particles

Using a vomiting device of their creation, researchers are reporting the first direct evidence that vomiting can aerosolize virus particles similar to human norovirus.

Apr 2, 2015  |  The Abstract

A Safer Way to Deal With Raw Sewage in the Developing World

In 2011, an engineering student came up with an idea to save lives by help people in the developing world deal with raw sewage. Four years and several countries later, the technology is beginning to come into focus.

Feb 11, 2015  |  Partners

NC State Researchers Land UNC System Research Grants

NC State is a key partner in five of six grants awarded as part of a new, statewide initiative designed to advance strategically-important collaborative research projects in North Carolina.

Oct 31, 2014  |  Partners

Successfully Studying Failure at the Constructed Facilities Lab

At the Constructed Facilities Lab, success is failure. By creating material failures in key pieces of infrastructures, researchers prevent them from occurring in real life.