mechanical and aerospace engineering

Oct 21, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Find Way to Tune Thermal Conductivity of 2-D Materials

Researchers have found an unexpected way to control the thermal conductivity of two-dimensional materials, which will allow electronics designers to dissipate heat in electronic devices that use these materials.

Sep 26, 2016  |  The Abstract

The Next Generation of Greenhouses May Be Power Plants

Researchers from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill are launching a project to develop next generation greenhouses with built-in solar cells that make use of the entire spectrum of solar light.

Jun 24, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Devise New Tool to Measure Polarization of Light

NC State researchers have developed a new tool for detecting and measuring the polarization of light based on a single spatial sampling of the light, rather than the multiple samples required by previous technologies.

Jun 15, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Bioactive Film Improves How Implants Bond With Bone in Animal Study

NC State researchers have developed a technique for coating polymer implants with a bioactive film that significantly increases bonding between the implant and surrounding bone in an animal model.

May 24, 2016

Engineered for Speed

NC State-trained engineers are an integral part of North Carolina's Speed Month, when NASCAR comes to its native ground for big races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Drivers and race teams rely on advanced science and the mechanical and aerodynamic engineering principles.

Apr 5, 2016  |  The Abstract

Metal Foam Obliterates Bullets – and That’s Just the Beginning

Composite metal foams are tough enough to turn an armor-piercing bullet into dust on impact. But armor is just the beginning of its potential uses.

Mar 28, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Metal Foam Protects From Fire and Heat Twice as Well as Plain Metal

Light-weight composite metal foams (CMFs) are significantly more effective at insulating against high heat than the conventional base metals and alloys that they’re made of, such as steel. The CMF is especially promising for use in storing and transporting nuclear material, hazardous materials, explosives and other heat-sensitive materials, as well as for space exploration.

Mar 14, 2016  |  The Abstract

Engineering Researchers Help NASA Learn More From the Stars

Telescopes created in the Precision Engineering Consortium (PEC) in NC State’s College of Engineering will help NASA scientists gain a better understanding of the process by which dense regions within molecular clouds in interstellar space, referred to as stellar nurseries, collapse to form stars. The region of interest is stars that are 2,500 light years away from the earth – meaning the light reaching the telescope left the star 2,500 years ago.

Dec 16, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

New Metamaterial Manipulates Sound to Improve Acoustic Imaging

Researchers have developed a metamaterial made of paper and aluminum that can manipulate acoustic waves to more than double the resolution of acoustic imaging, focus acoustic waves, and control the angles at which sound passes through the metamaterial.

Nov 5, 2015  |  Faculty and Staff Giving

Hassan’s Giving Takes Flight

Mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Hassan A. Hassan has spent most of his career at NC State and recently established the Hassan Family Fellowship to provide two-year stipends for master’s candidates and four-year stipends for Ph.D. candidates in the College of Engineering.