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Person in a space suit works in a high-tech laboratory

Nov 28, 2023

Autonomous Lab Discovers Best-In-Class Quantum Dot

Researchers have developed an autonomous system that can identify how to synthesize “best in class” materials for specific applications in hours or days rather than the years it might have taken humans. Felix Castellano, Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair in Chemistry at NC State, is a co-author of the paper. 

College of Engineering aerial view

Nov 21, 2023

Private Support Leads to Public Benefits in the College of Engineering

A distinguished professorship is helping Yong Zhu create electronic devices using nanomaterials that can monitor people’s — and even plants’ — health. That is just the tip of the iceberg, though, when it comes to how this funding furthers his work at NC State. 

A sheltered pit latrine

Nov 13, 2023

Poop, Pee and Microbes: The Complicated Ecology of Pit Latrines

A new study sheds light on the complex microbial ecosystems found in pit latrines, which are used by billions of people around the world. Francis de los Reyes — Glenn E. and Phyllis J. Futrell Distinguished Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering — is a corresponding author of a paper on the work. 

Illustrations by Dana Smith

Oct 27, 2023

Mother of Invention

Rodolphe Barrangou, the Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor in probiotics research in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, is the eighth researcher from NC State to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. 

The campus gateway at dusk

Oct 27, 2023

Physicist McLaughlin Wins Feshbach Prize

The American Physical Society has awarded Gail McLaughlin, Distinguished University Professor of Physics, the 2024 Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics. 

Hollylynne Lee infographic

Oct 27, 2023

Hollylynne Lee Receives 2023 William D. Warde Statistics Education Award

Hollylynne Lee, a distinguished professor of mathematics and statistics education in the College of Education, has been named the recipient of the 2023 William D. Warde Statistics Education Award. 

Dean Jim Pfaendtner, left, presents Fuh-Gwo Yuan the 2023 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension.

Oct 27, 2023

Yuan Honored With RJ Reynolds Award

Fuh-Gwo Yuan, Samuel P. Langley Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, recently received the 2023 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension. The award is supported by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company through the NC State Engineering Foundation and presents recipients with $25,000 paid out over five years. 

Mr Wuf holding up We Appreciate You sign during Pack Appreciation Day

Oct 18, 2023

Pack Appreciation Day 2023

On Oct. 25, NC State will hold its fifth annual Pack Appreciation Day in celebration of philanthropy, community and the Pack. Hear from alumni, volunteers, board members and campus leaders about why they choose to give back to NC State and support our students. 

A human leg and a prosthetic leg

Oct 18, 2023

Robotic Prosthetic Ankles Improve ‘Natural’ Movement, Stability

Robotic prosthetic ankles that are controlled by nerve impulses allow amputees to move more “naturally,” improving their stability, according to a new study. Helen Huang, corresponding author of the study, is also the Jackson Family Distinguished Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at NC State and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

The Memorial Belltower behind red tree leaves

Oct 17, 2023

Keung Named Goodnight Distinguished Scholar

Albert Keung, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named the Goodnight Distinguished Scholar in Innovation in Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering. The position was made possible by a gift from NC State alumni Dr. James and Mrs. Ann Goodnight.