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Fall / Winter 2021 NC State Engineering Magazine

Contents

From the dean

Zorowski established a legacy of service to the college

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund supports research commercialization

Q&A: Ana Sofia Uzsoy

Pack Points

Reopen and regenerate: Exosome-coated stent heals vascular injury, repairs damaged tissue

College’s first African American faculty member is still a part of the department that he loves

Plant patch enables continuous monitoring for crop diseases

College looks to expand Grand Challenges Scholars program

ASSIST Center looks to a self-sufficient future

New law of physics helps humans and robots grasp the friction of touch

Using liquid metal to turn motion into electricity — even underwater

From the Olympics to MIT

‘A force for good in the world’: Veronica Cateté honored with 2020 Erskine B. Bowles Staff Service Award

Faculty Highlights

Six receive NSF CAREER Awards

Kelly receives Holladay Medal for Excellence

Huang, Menegatti receive Alcoa Foundation Awards

Keltie receives Faculty Distinguished Service Award

Augustyn, Garcia Menendez receive Blessis Awards

Features

Steps towards sustainability
Faculty members will lead a national research effort to reduce dependence on mined phosphorus

A new way to learn
Computer science faculty members will lead a research center on AI in education

Slowing down transmission
Students place second in Creativity category for H1N1 biosensor debuted during international competition

From the lab to a startup
Innovations that come out of the College of Engineering make a lasting impact

Return on investment
The Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center helps drive a thriving industry

Seeing stars – and atoms, and everything in between
An interdisciplinary team is using virtual reality to help students understand scale

Built with data
New smart manufacturing center provides access to NC State expertise

Foundations

Futrell, Gordon honored by the university with Watauga Medals

Friendships helped forge successful career for alumnus Michael Creed

Paving the way for adventures

Alumnus Jim Ellen and family create scholarship for students from eastern North Carolina

Engineering Interest Circles connect students and alumni

First-generation ECE graduate returns success

From the board

Spotlight: Young alumni advisory board adds five

Foundation year in review

To invent, design and build: engineering students showcase their talents with 2021 Arts NC State student art sale

NC STATE ENGINEERING MAGAZINE
VOL. XIVI, ISSUE II

DEAN

Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega

ADVISORY BOARD

Dr. John Gilligan, Executive Associate Dean of Engineering

V. Nelson Peeler, Jr. (EE ‘88), President, Board of Directors, NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc.

Griffin Lamb, Assistant Dean for Development and College Relations and Executive Director of the NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc.

EDITOR

Brent Lancaster

SENIOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Danielle Herman

ART DIRECTOR

Candice Wallace

ILLUSTRATIONS

Jie Sun

CONTRIBUTORS

Lesa Bressanelli ▪ Lea Hart ▪ Mick Kulikowski ▪ Tracey Peake ▪ Matt Shipman

IMAGES

ASSIST Center ▪ Olivia Allen ▪ Thalia Allen ▪ Sam Brohaugh ▪ Veronica Cateté ▪ Ke Cheng ▪ Timothy Crawford ▪ Michael Creed ▪ Jeffrey Eischen ▪ Jim Ellen ▪ John and Jane Fitch ▪ Glenn Futrell ▪ Suzanne Gordon ▪ Marc Hall ▪ Kalene Hanson ▪ Luke Hinshaw ▪ Lilian Hsiao ▪ Anton Ipsen ▪ Shilpa Kancharla ▪ Becky Kirkland ▪ Trevor Lawson ▪ Maurice Partin ▪ Olgha Bassam Qaqish ▪ Alberto Quiroga ▪ Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries ▪ Jed Tan ▪ Veenasri Vallem ▪ Yong Zhu ▪ Louise Zorowski

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