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Year: 2017

Dec 5, 2017

NC State engineering student Kobi Felton receives prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Senior Kobi Felton gets great news: He’s been selected for two years of graduate study in the U.K. with support from a Marshall Scholarship. 

Dr. Louis Martin Vega (r), dean of the College of Engineering, presents the 2017 RJR Award to Dr. Orlin Velev, INVISTA Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State.

Nov 29, 2017

Velev receives 2017 RJ Reynolds Award

Dr. Orlin Velev, INVISTA Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University, is the thirty-third recipient of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension. Velev delivered an award lecture Tuesday, Nov. 14. 

Junji Kawabe

Nov 28, 2017

Technology and complex details meet aesthetics and usability

Alumnus Junji Kawabe, a Franklin Bost Industrial Design Fellowship recipient during his time in the College of Design, recently received an iF Design Award Gold. Kawabe's two NC State degrees — a bachelor's in aerospace engineering and a master's in industrial design — are proving to be a complementary strength in his career. 

During deposition of a silica shell onto Ni nanoparticles, they are etched, oxidized, and embedded in the silica, which stabilizes the structure during oxidation and reduction. Image credit: Brian Lynch. Reproduced by permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Nov 28, 2017

Researchers inadvertently boost surface area of nickel nanoparticles for catalysis

A technique designed to coat nickel nanoparticles with silica shells actually fragments the material – creating a small core of oxidized nickel surrounded by smaller satellites. 

NC State Bell Tower in the fall

Nov 28, 2017

Narayan, Q-carbon company place as 2017 R&D 100 Winner

Dr. Jagdish Narayan, John C. C. Fan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, and his company spun out from his invention Q-carbon, Q-Carbon LLC, have placed as a winner in the R&D 100 Awards. 

Amy Reamer

Nov 27, 2017

NC State Engineering 2+2 Program director at UNCW has roots in both universities

As program director and academic advisor for the NC State Engineering 2+2 Transfer Program, Amy Craig Reamer works onsite at UNCW but is employed by NC State, where she received her undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. 

Nov 22, 2017

An extraordinary gift to complete the Memorial Belltower

An extraordinary gift from Bill and Frances Henry will enable the university to complete the Memorial Belltower – including the installation of the full complement of 54 bells, carillon and interior stairs as originally designed. 

Fall on Centennial Campus

Nov 22, 2017

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). 

From left, Dr. Richard Gould, RJ Reynolds Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Dr. Mohammed Zikry, Zan Prevost Smith Professor in MAE; Dr. Hassan A. Hassan, professor in MAE; Michimasa Fujino; Dr. Srinath Ekkad, professor and department head in MAE; and Dr. Basil Hassan, senior manager at Sandia National Laboratories and son of Dr. Hassan Hassan.

Nov 21, 2017

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

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.