Stories From 2019

Jun 17, 2019  |  Faculty and Staff

College hosts Business North Carolina round table

The College of Engineering hosted a roundtable discussion on energy presented by Business North Carolina magazine on June 12.

Jun 10, 2019  |  Research

New microneedle technique speeds plant disease detection

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses microneedle patches to collect DNA from plant tissues in one minute, rather than the hours needed for conventional techniques.

Jun 10, 2019  |  Research

NC State queues up to advance quantum computing

We’re joining forces with industry and academic partners to lead the way in quantum computing — and train the field’s next generation.

Jun 10, 2019  |  Alumni

MAE alum designs hardware for future human space travel

For NC State alumnus AJ Rackl, a normal day at work often includes highly specific technical work on hardware that will go into space. But he says it’s the soft skills — how to lead a project, work in a group and network with people — that have helped him the most since graduating from NC State.

Jun 6, 2019  |  Research

Discovery sheds light on synthesis, processing of high-performance solar cells

Halide perovskite solar cells hold promise as the next generation of solar cell technologies, but while researchers have developed techniques for improving their material characteristics, nobody understood why these techniques worked. New research sheds light on the science behind these engineering solutions.

Jun 6, 2019  |  Research

Breathing new life into old bridges

Bridges across our state are in rough shape, but NC State alumnus Brad McCoy has developed a solution to give them new life — and keep us safely on the road.

Jun 5, 2019  |  Research

Metal foam stops .50 caliber rounds as well as steel – at less than half the weight

Armor using composite metal foam can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds as well as conventional steel armor, even though it weighs less than half as much.

Jun 3, 2019  |  Research

Research overcomes key obstacles to scaling up DNA data storage

New techniques for labeling and retrieving data files in DNA-based information storage systems address two of the key obstacles to widespread adoption of DNA data storage technologies.

May 31, 2019  |  Students

Student team will represent U.S. at Global Grand Challenges Summit

A group of five NC State engineering students is one of five teams selected by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to represent the United States at the 2019 Global Grand Challenges Summit in London this September.

May 31, 2019  |  Awards and Honors

Gubbins receives Outstanding Global Engagement Award

The Office of Global Engagement hosted the 2019 Global Engagement Exposition on April 23, celebrating the international excellence of NC State faculty, staff and students. Keith Gubbins, W.H. Clark Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, received an Outstanding Global Engagement Award.