How Does Santa Do It?
It takes more than magic to get Santa into millions of homes on Christmas Eve. NC State professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Dr. Larry Silverberg details the science behind St. Nicholas.
Dr. Mary Schweitzer
Dr. Mary Schweitzer, an associate professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, found soft tissue inside 65-million-year-old dinosaur bones, giving rise to the field of molecular paleontology.
Dr. Elizabeth Loboa and Dr. Benham Pourdeyhimi
Dr. Elizabeth Loboa and Dr. Benham Pourdeyhimi are developing smart bandages capable of administering drugs to traumatic wounds.
Dr. Ruben Carbonell
Dr. Ruben Carbonell invented a blood filter to help curb the spread of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease via blood transfusion.
Dr. Michael Steer
Dr. Michael Steer, Lampe Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is creating new tools to help the military identify roadside bombs in combat zones.
Dr. Jagdish Narayan
Dr. Jagdish Narayan has developed materials capable of holding massive amounts of data.
Dr. John Cavanagh and Dr. Christian Melander
Research by Dr. Christian Melander and Dr. John Cavanagh holds promise for fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Dr. Michael Dickey
Dr. Michael Dickey, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has developed flexible antennas with a range of potential uses.
Dr. Marian McCord
Dr. Marian McCord, associate professor of textile engineering science, chemistry and biomedical engineering, is developing affordable sanitary pads and effective mosquito netting for the developing world.
Dr. Roger Narayan
Dr. Roger Narayan has explored the use of microneedles in processes that could advance the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.