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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. 

Mar 19, 2015

Researchers Use Liquid Shearing Method to Create Nanofiber ‘Gusher’

NC State researchers figure out the secret behind making "nanofiber gushers." 

Mar 18, 2015

An Improved Method for Coating Gold Nanorods

Researchers have fine-tuned a technique for coating gold nanorods with silica shells, allowing engineers to create large quantities of the nanorods and giving them more control over the thickness of the shell. Gold nanorods are being investigated for use in a wide variety of biomedical applications. 

Feb 16, 2015

Researchers Synthesize Material for Efficient Plasmonic Devices in Mid-Infrared Range

Researchers have identified a material that can be used to create plasmonic devices that create an intense electric field in response to light in the mid-infrared range. The discovery has applications in fields ranging from high-speed computers to solar energy to biomedical devices. 

Feb 13, 2015

Researchers Glimpse Distortions in Atomic Structure of Materials

A technique developed at NC State is giving researchers an unprecedented glimpse of how materials are structured at the atomic level -- opening the door to studies on how subtle structural distortions at the atomic-scale can influence a material’s properties. 

Feb 11, 2015

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. 

Jan 23, 2015

New Technique Helps Probe Performance of Organic Solar Cell Materials

Researchers have developed a way to determine the role that a material’s structure has on the efficiency of organic solar cells, which are candidates for low-cost, next generation solar power. The finding will help guide future research and development efforts.