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Jan 7, 2020

Two Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

Two NC State faculty members have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Carol K. Hall, Camille Dreyfus Distinguished University Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Jacqueline Krim, Distinguished University Professor of Physics. Learn more about their extraordinary contributions to their fields. 

Fred Gould

Jan 7, 2020

Fred Gould: My Journey to Interdisciplinary Research

Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds University Distinguished Professor in NC State’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, is well known for his role in helping to create the Genetic Engineering and Society Center as well as leading two groundbreaking interdisciplinary graduate student training programs. He didn’t start his career integrating knowledge from different fields to tackle grand challenges, however. 

Kenan Distinguished Professor Nancy Allbritton and Lampe Distinguished Professor Frances Ligler

Dec 17, 2019

Allbritton and Ligler in Top 100 List of Analytical Scientists

The Analytical Scientist, a leading industry publication, announced its annual Power List. Two Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering faculty have been included: Frances Ligler, BME Lampe Distinguished Professor, and Nancy Allbritton, Kenan Distinguished Professor, who is soon stepping down as chair of the department to join the University of Washington, Seattle, as dean of its College of Engineering. 

leazar hall in the fall

Dec 17, 2019

12 New Minds on Campus

Irwin Morris, William T. Kretzer Distinguished Professor of Humanities, is among 144 new faculty and researchers who joined NC State this academic year. Meet Morris and 11 other new professors who think and do across NC State. 

professors gather in the organic and carbon electronics lab

Dec 10, 2019

Carbon Electronics Cluster Opens New Facility

NC State inaugurated a new carbon electronics laboratory in November, formally launching a state-of-the-art facility on Centennial Campus that brings together scientists and engineers from across the university to do cutting-edge work in this emerging field. The 6,000-square-foot Organic and Carbon Electronics Labs (ORaCEL) is part of the carbon electronics cluster, one of 20 such interdisciplinary groups in the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program. This cluster was launched by Harald Ade, Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics, and is currently co-led by Franky So, Walter and Ida Freeman Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Phil Castellano, Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair in the Department of Chemistry. 

NC State gateway

Dec 10, 2019

Three from NC State Named Fellows of Inventors Academy

Three NC State innovators in the fields of food safety and computer networking have been recognized by the National Academy of Inventors: Rodolphe Barrangou, Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor in Probiotics Research; Kenneth R. Swartzel, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences; and Carlos Pignataro, an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Learn more about their work. 

Jon Carr on the WRAL set

Dec 3, 2019

Jon Carr Discusses the Success of NC State Entrepreneurship

Jon Carr, Jenkins Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, was featured on WRAL during the On the Record segment to discuss the growth and success of entrepreneurship at NC State. NC State entrepreneurship start-ups have generated $1.2 billion in added income to the state economy and, currently, there are 31 start-up companies housed in the new NC State Entrepreneurship Garage. 

Students Laura Wendelberger, Annie Tang, Alex Chen and Rebecca North at the 2019 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference.

Dec 3, 2019

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders in Statistics

As part of efforts to inspire students and develop the next generation of women leaders in statistics, department head Len Stefanski has been using funds from his R.A. Fisher Distinguished Professorship endowment to send a group of women students to the annual Women in Statistics and Data Science (WSDS) conference for each of the past four years. This year, Eric Laber also funded a student’s attendance through his Goodnight Distinguished Professorship. 

Friday Institute

Dec 3, 2019

Spires Named Executive Director of Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Associate Dean

Hiller A. Spires, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Literacy Education, will serve as executive director of the NC State College of Education’s William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and an associate dean of the college. 

Eric Laber

Nov 26, 2019

Statistician Laber Named Goodnight Distinguished Professor

The College of Sciences has named Eric Laber of the Department of Statistics as a Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Statistics. Laber, who joined the NC State faculty in 2011, focuses his research on data-driven decision making to advance areas like precision medicine, artificial intelligence and management of infectious diseases. And his lab uses innovative methods that apply data science to video games.