Stories From 2012

Dec 14, 2012

NC State engineers’ neutrino communications named to Physics World’s top 10 breakthroughs for 2012

Research that produced the world’s first message sent using tiny neutrino particles — a project led in part by North Carolina State University engineers — has been named among Physics World magazine's top 10 breakthroughs for 2012.

Nov 30, 2012

President appoints Turinsky to national nuclear waste review board

Dr. Paul Turinsky, professor of nuclear engineering at North Carolina State University, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB).

Nov 14, 2012

Homecoming with the College of Engineering

College alumni celebrated 125 years of engineering at NC State on Nov. 2, enjoying department reunions, quizzing faculty on new research, and touring Centennial Campus during the College’s inaugural Homecoming event.

Nov 14, 2012

Ducoste appointed to EPA Science Advisory Board

Dr. Joel Ducoste, professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been appointed by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson to a three-year term on the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB).

Nov 13, 2012

A world away, but right at home

After more than three decades of innovative work in the US and Turkey, two NC State engineering alumni reconnect with their alma mater in Istanbul.

Nov 9, 2012

Video tribute honors Baliga, winner of the NC Award for Science

The NC Department of Cultural Resources has produced a video tribute to Dr. B. Jayant Baliga, the 2012 winner of the NC Award for Science. Baliga is Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founding director of the Power Semiconductor Research Center at North Carolina State University.

Nov 8, 2012

NC State Zia Lecture on Panama Canal expansion draws a record 800 attendees

Three leaders behind the remarkable Panama Canal expansion project discussed their roles in one of the 21st century's most challenging engineering ventures before hundreds of engineers at a North Carolina State University lecture event on Sept. 24.

Nov 8, 2012

Sitar receives 2012 RJ Reynolds Award

Dr. Zlatko Sitar, Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and director of the Materials Research Center at North Carolina State University, has been selected as the 28th recipient of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension. Sitar delivered his lecture Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Larry K. Monteith Engineering Research Center on NC State’s Centennial Campus. His lecture was entitled “Creation of a new technology: From atoms to devices.”

Nov 7, 2012

NC State Names Recipients of ABB Engineering Professorships and Scholarships

Two electrical and computer engineers at North Carolina State University have been awarded power engineering professorships created by ABB’s recent gift to the university. NC State has also begun awarding ABB scholarships created by the gift.

Oct 26, 2012

Frey named chair of EPA clean air committee

Dr. H. Christopher Frey, Distinguished University Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been appointed by US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to chair the independently chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) for two years. Frey began his new role Oct. 1.