Stories From 2017

Oct 31, 2017  |  Research

Voltage-driven liquid metal fractals

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that gallium indium (EGaIn), a liquid metal with one of the highest surface tensions, can be induced to spread and form patterns called fractals with the application of low voltage. The work has implications for controlling the shape of liquid metals.

Oct 27, 2017  |  Alumni

Answering the call

Frank and Doris Culberson name atrium in Engineering Building I.

Oct 26, 2017  |  Students

Textile engineering student helps Adidas engineer the future

Textile Engineering major Kevin Harrow has a passion for creating and innovating, both of which he was able to do during the six-months he spent as an intern working in Germany at the Adidas international headquarters.

Oct 25, 2017  |  Research

Technique offers advance in testing micro-scale compressive strength of cement

Researchers have, for the first time, used a “micropillar compression” technique to characterize the micro-scale strength of cement, allowing for the development of cement with desirable strength properties for civil engineering applications.

Oct 25, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Westmoreland wins AIChE Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology

Dr. Phillip R. Westmoreland, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been named the 2017 recipient of the AIChE Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology.

Oct 23, 2017  |  Outreach

Engineering America’s future

Laura Bottomley, a teaching associate professor at NC State University, believes engineering is “a vehicle for the solution of every problem.”

Oct 23, 2017  |  Research

New techniques boost performance of non-volatile memory systems

Researchers have developed new software and hardware designs that should limit programming errors and improve system performance in devices that use non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies.

Oct 17, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Allbritton receives 2017 Edward Kidder Graham Award

Dr. Nancy Allbritton, Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of the UNC-NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering was awarded the 2017 Edward Kidder Graham Award at the University of North Carolina Chapel-Hill’s University Day celebrations on Oct. 12, 2017.

Oct 13, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Top innovator, entrepreneurs honored

Chancellor Randy Woodson honors some of NC State’s most prolific and accomplished researchers for their groundbreaking work. See the full list of honorees from this year’s Celebration of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Oct 13, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Gu receives Young Investigator Award from Controlled Release Society

Dr. Zhen Gu, associate professor in the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received the Young Investigator Award from the Controlled Release Society.