materials science and engineering

Nov 2, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Technique for Creating NV-Doped Nanodiamonds May Be Boost for Quantum Computing

NC State researchers have developed a new technique for creating NV-doped single-crystal nanodiamonds, which could serve as components in quantum computing technologies.

Aug 23, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Approach to Determining How Atoms Are Arranged in Materials

Researchers have developed a novel approach to materials characterization, using Bayesian statistical methods to glean new insights into the structure of materials.

Jul 11, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Develop Faster, Precise Silica Coating Process for Quantum Dot Nanorods

NC State researchers have fine-tuned a technique that enables them to apply precisely controlled silica coatings to quantum dot nanorods in a day – up to 21 times faster than previous methods.

Dec 18, 2015  |  The Abstract

Magnetic Nanoparticle Chains Offer New Technique for Controlling Soft Robots

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses chains of magnetic nanoparticles to remotely control new “soft robots.”

Nov 11, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Detail How to Control Shape, Structure of DNA and RNA

NC State researchers have used computational modelling to shed light on precisely how charged gold nanoparticles influence the structure of DNA and RNA – which may lead to new techniques for manipulating these genetic materials.

Nov 9, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Find Way to Make Metals Stronger Without Sacrificing Ductility

Researchers have developed a technique to make titanium stronger without sacrificing any of the metal’s ductility – a combination that no one has achieved before. The researchers believe the technique could also be used for other metals, and the advance has potential applications for creating more energy-efficient vehicles.

Sep 16, 2015  |  The Abstract

NSF-Funded Network to Boost Nanotech Innovation

A five-year, $5.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation supports a collaborative effort by three Triangle universities to help businesses and educators speed the development of new nanotechnology-based products and opportunities.

Apr 30, 2015  |  The Abstract

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.

Oct 17, 2014  |  Faculty and Staff

Narayan Earns N.C.’s Top Science Award

Jay Narayan is recognized by the state of North Carolina for his groundbreaking work in materials science. Find out how his research is leading to the development of high-efficiency LEDs that will save energy, reduce greenhouse emissions and contribute to the nation’s energy independence.

Oct 8, 2014  |  The Abstract

Report Outlines Efforts to Boost Diversity in Materials Science and Engineering Community

NC State played a leadership role in crafting a new national report addressing the lack of diversity in materials science and engineering.

Apr 16, 2014

Prof Honored With System’s Top Award

The UNC Board of Governors has awarded the prestigious O. Max Gardner Award to Jay Narayan. Read about the researcher's groundbreaking work in materials science.

Feb 23, 2012

Yingling Receives NSF Career Award

Dr. Yaroslava G. Yingling, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, will use a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation to study DNA-functionalized surfaces.

Nov 3, 2011

Narayan Wins $25,000 Prize

Dr. Jagdish “Jay” Narayan delivered a Centennial Campus lecture this week as winner of a $25,000 prize  for scientific and educational achievement in engineering.

Jul 14, 2011

Prolific Professor

Dr. Hans Conrad's scientific curiosity keeps him coming to the lab every day, publishing top-notch papers and working with students, 18 years after his official retirement.

Jun 29, 2011

Serious Silly Putty

What happens when you drop an 80-pound ball of Silly Putty from the top of a nine-story building? Ask the budding engineers and scientists at NC State’s Materials Camp.