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Bill Hunt

Aug 8, 2022

Solving the Stormwater Upstream Battle

Bill Hunt, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in NC State’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and an Extension specialist, is a leading expert in stormwater management and green infrastructure. The field focuses on creating benefits from stormwater management beyond improving water quality and reducing flooding, which can include increasing biodiversity and creating recreational and educational spaces. 

Students walking by Fitts-Woolard Hall

Aug 1, 2022

Fitts-Woolard Hall Achieves LEED Silver for Sustainability

Fitts-Woolard Hall, home to the College of Engineering, has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Silver level. Made possible in large part by private funding, Fitts-Woolard Hall brings the total amount of LEED-certified space on campus to more than 1.5 million square feet. 

A screenshot of the virtual product portal developed by DELTA for TE 589: Design Analysis of Smart Textile course.

Aug 1, 2022

Delta Supports Development of New Textile Reverse-Engineering Course

Professor Jesse Jur, laboratory manager Amanda Mills and Ph.D. student Caitlin Knowles were recently awarded a DELTA Grant to create a new graduate-level online course focusing on the reverse engineering of textile products. The resulting TE 589: Design Analysis of Smart Textile Products was created and offered to students during the spring 2022 semester. 

David and Allison Anderson and their children at the beach

Jul 25, 2022

Engineering Alumni Establish New Endowment for Caldwell Fellows Program

Allison Anderson ’05 ’07 and David Anderson ’05 met during their time in the Caldwell Fellows Program. The program made such a significant impact on their lives that they have decided to establish a new named fund that will honor their time there as well as benefit other students. 

The NC State Belltower on main campus. Photo by Marc Hall.

Jul 25, 2022

BME Assoc. Prof. Ashley Brown Receives 2023 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Award

One of the six 2023 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Awards will go to BME Associate Professor Ashley Brown. The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund provides seed funding to a select few NC State research projects each year that have promise for market success. 

Mr Wuf and Tim Humphrey in his IBM office

Jul 19, 2022

What Leadership Looks Like

A new planned gift from NC State Board of Trustees member Timothy Humphrey ’96 increases the impact of an endowment he created to support Women and Minority Engineering Programs — and its impact on students. 

Wolf Plaza statue

Jul 19, 2022

CCEE Ph.D. Student Jenero Knowles Wins Witherspoon Graduate Fellowship

CCEE Ph.D. student Jenero Knowles, advised by Dr. Casey Dietrich, was awarded the Witherspoon Graduate Fellowship for Summer 2022 from NC State’s Graduate School. The competitive one-year award, named in honor of Dr. Augustus M. Witherspoon, who was the second Black graduate student to receive a doctorate from NC State and the first Black professor at the university, is given to rising second-year graduate students who support Black communities at NC State and beyond. 

COVID-19 vaccines

Jul 11, 2022

Inhalable COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promise in Rodent Model

Researchers have created an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine that is shelf-stable at room temperature for up to three months, targets the lungs specifically and effectively, and allows for self-administration via an inhaler. Ke Cheng, the Randall B. Terry Jr. Distinguished Professor in Regenerative Medicine at NC State and a professor in the NC State/UNC-Chapel Hill Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, along with colleagues from UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University, led the development of the vaccine prototype from proof-of-concept to animal studies. 

S. James Ellen Professor Detlef Knappe is honored by the Wilmington City Council on June 7, 2022.

Jun 27, 2022

NC State Researchers Recognized for Work on PFAS Pollution

Detlef Knappe’s work discovering and tracing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) compounds in the Cape Fear River basin was recently recognized by the city council in Wilmington, N.C. Knappe, S. James Ellen Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, worked with graduate student Elisa Arevalo and postdoctoral scholar Mei Sun to find PFAS compounds including a chemical called GenX in the river, which provides drinking water for some 500,000 people in southeastern North Carolina. 

Dr. Spyros Pavlidis in front of Reynolds Coliseum and Talley Student Union

Jun 20, 2022

Dr. Spyros Pavlidis Receives the 2021-22 R. Ray Bennett Faculty Fellow Award

The R. Ray Bennett Faculty Fellow Award provides support for high-achieving young faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering such as Assistant Professor Spyros Pavlidis. This recognition includes a $40,000 cash award and is presented annually by the ECE Department thanks to Alice B. Bennett, who endowed the faculty fellowship in memory of her son.