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Oct 27, 2020

Researchers Eye a System That Uses Marine Microplastics to Get Rid of Marine Microplastics

Researchers from NC State and Cornell are working to develop a self-sustaining system that uses microplastics, tiny particles of plastic, to capture more microplastics. Among the investigators are Carol Hall, NC State's Camille Dreyfus Distinguished University Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Orlin Velev, the university's S. Frank and Doris Culberson Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. 

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Oct 13, 2020

Inside ABB and NC State’s Decadeslong Partnership

This year marks 30 years since a productive relationship between ABB and NC State began. Over the decades the partnership has grown, playing a critical role in the university's research advancements focused on smart energy — working to improve the reliability and reducing the cost and environmental impact of electric power systems. One immediate outcome of the partnership was establishment of the ABB Distinguished Professorship, currently held by Iqbal Husain of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who serves as director of the Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center. 

closeup of a 3D printed dog skull with a blue cutting guide around it

Oct 6, 2020

Manufacturing and Medicine Team Up to Save Dog

The Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics, College of Veterinary Medicine and industry partner Materialise worked together to perform a miraculous procedure that saved the life of a Great Pyrenees and furthered medical research and the use of 3D-printing technology. Ola Harrysson, Edward P. Fitts Distinguished Professor in Industrial Engineering, is director of the center. 

Robert Handfield portrait

Sep 29, 2020

Finding the Best Way to Get COVID-19 Test Kits Where They’re Needed

Researchers are developing a computational model that can be used to identify the best allocation plans for distributing COVID-19 test kits to hospitals, clinics and relevant state agencies. The work is being done with support from a one-year, $600,000 grant from the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). Principal investigator is Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in NC State’s Poole College of Management. 

Ruoying He points to weather map on a screen

Sep 15, 2020

NC State Receives $2.5M to Drive Research in Artificial Intelligence and Oceanography

Ruoying He, Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, is among a group of scientists recently awarded a major National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for a new research institute on artificial intelligence (AI) and environmental prediction. 

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Sep 8, 2020

Khan and Dickey Honored for Their Research Achievements

Saad Khan and Michael Dickey of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering recently received important honors for their research achievements. Khan is the INVISTA Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the CBE graduate program. Dickey is the Alcoa Professor and a University Faculty Scholar who has done extensive work mentoring students. 

Stacks of packing boxes ready for moving Mann 100 contents.

Sep 1, 2020

Moving Out, Moving In, Moving Forward

Learn more about the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering's move into Centennial Campus' newest building, Fitts-Woolard Hall. One of the first areas to be shifted in August was the Construction, Materials and Mechanics Laboratory, usually referred to simply as Mann 100. David Johnston, Edward I. Weisiger Distinguished Professor Emeritus, has been overseeing the move. 

closeup of tobacco crop

Sep 1, 2020

What a Changing Climate May Mean For Crop Pests

Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professor of Entomology Clyde Sorenson and other notable NC State faculty members weigh in on what the future holds for farmers in North Carolina and around the world. Of particular note are the effects that insects will have on agriculture here and abroad, as increasing carbon dioxide levels and unusual weather patterns will cause some species to thrive and others to go extinct. 

Phil Castellano working with lasers in his lab

Sep 1, 2020

Chemistry Researchers Receive $3.3M as Part of New Solar Energy Center

Felix (Phil) Castellano and three other NC State researchers are part of a team that recently received U.S. Department of Energy funding to establish a research center to advance artificial photosynthesis for the production of fuels from sunlight. The team, which includes investigators at six institutions, will use the $3.3 million to be received over five years for their work with the Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE). Castellano is a professor of chemistry and Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair. 

Gateway to campus

Sep 1, 2020

A Simple Wearable Microfluidic Patch Allows Long-term Sweat Biomarker Monitoring

NC State professors Orlin Velev and Michael Dickey, alum Timothy Shay (Ph.D. ’17) and Ph.D. candidate Tamoghna Saha have developed a paper-based device that serves as a model of wearables that can collect, transport and analyze sweat in next-generation wearables technology. Velev is the S. Frank and Doris Culberson Distinguished Professor and Dickey is the Alcoa Professor and a University Faculty Scholar in the College of Engineering.