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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.