Stories From 2017

Nov 22, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

LeBeau Wins $2M Transmission Electron Microscope in NSF MRI Competition

Dr. James LeBeau, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at North Carolina State University and associate director of the Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF), has been awarded a $2M Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM).

Nov 21, 2017  |  Lecture

Fujino delivers Hassan Lecture

Michimasa Fujino, founding president and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, gave the 2017 Hassan A. Hassan Distinguished Lecture on Nov. 17 at North Carolina State University.

Nov 20, 2017  |  Research

Biomedical spinout company raises $5.8 million for ‘smart’ insulin devices

A Research Triangle Park startup founded by Dr. Zhen Gu, associate professor in the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a $5.8 million cash infusion to continue translation efforts of ‘smart’ insulin devices.

Nov 16, 2017  |  Students

Graduate student places as finalist in Collegiate Inventors Competition

Sangchul Roh, a chemical engineering Ph.D. candidate at North Carolina State University, was placed as one of six finalists in the graduate student portion of the Collegiate Inventors Competition. Roh, who is advised by Dr. Orlin Velev, INVISTA Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was nominated for his submission “Elastic Biocompatible Inks.”

Nov 16, 2017  |  Research

Researchers find diffusion plays unusual signaling role in Drosophila embryos

Research shows that diffusion plays an unexpected role in cell differentiation during the early stages of development in the embryos of Drosophila.

Nov 15, 2017  |  Research

Cancer immunotherapy uses melanin against melanoma

Researchers have developed a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique that can also serve as a vaccine, based on early experiments done in a mouse model.

Nov 15, 2017  |  Students

Goodnight Spotlight: Neill Robson

Dive deep into the imaginative mind of Raleigh native, Neill Robson ’19.

Nov 9, 2017  |  Alumni

College names Distinguished Engineering Alumni for 2017

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University named the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award winners for 2017. The recipients are Basil Hassan, senior manager of the Thermal, Fluid, and Aero Sciences Group for Sandia National Laboratories and Alan S. Icenhour, associate laboratory director for the Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Nov 7, 2017  |  Research

Tech increases microfluidic research data output 100-fold

Researchers have developed a technique that allows users to collect 100 times more spectrographic information per day from microfluidic devices, compared to the previous industry standard.

Nov 6, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Zikry receives ASME Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award

Dr. Mohammed Zikry, the Zan Prevost Smith Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).