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May 19, 2015

Engineering Graduate Student Wins Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

Ph.D. student Alexander Richter wins a prestigious prize for innovative, pest-controlling nanoparticles. 

May 5, 2015

‘Microcombing’ Creates Stronger, More Conductive Carbon Nanotube Films

A new technique creates pure carbon nanotube films that are stronger than any previous such films. The technique also improves the electrical conductivity that makes these films attractive for use in electronic and aerospace applications. 

Apr 30, 2015

Why, and How, Computational Research is Changing Materials Science

To stay competitive, businesses and governments are constantly looking for materials that will open the door to new technologies or sources of energy. And computational research is key to developing those new materials. 

Apr 29, 2015

Enron Becomes Unlikely Data Source for Computer Science Researchers

Computer science researchers have turned to unlikely sources – including Enron – for assembling huge collections of spreadsheets that can be used to study how people use this software. The goal is for the data to facilitate research to make spreadsheets more useful. 

Apr 27, 2015

Lightweight Membrane Can Significantly Reduce In-Flight Aircraft Noise

Riding in a helicopter or airplane can be a noisy experience for passengers. But researchers have developed a membrane that can be incorporated into aircraft to drastically reduce the low-frequency noise that penetrates the cabin. 

Apr 23, 2015

Electron Spin Brings Some Order to High Entropy Alloys

High entropy alloys (HEAs) are known for amazing properties -- and having chaotic atomic structures. But researchers have discovered that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to HEAs, and may play a role in giving the alloys desirable properties. 

Apr 15, 2015

How a Team of Engineers Is Trying to Save Dairy Farmers Time (and Money)

Five electrical engineers have taken on an unlikely project – finding a way to make the U.S. dairy industry more profitable. 

Apr 15, 2015

Five Faculty Win Holladay Medal

NC State announces winners of highest faculty honor. 

Apr 8, 2015

Duke Energy Grant to Fund Renewable Energy, Diversity Efforts at NC State

New grant powers smart grid, diversity efforts. 

Apr 2, 2015

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.