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Mushfika Mica adjusts the female sweating manikin.

Jun 12, 2024

New equipment will help TPACC researchers test military, fire fighting gear for women who serve

The Wilson College of Textiles’ new testing manikin should reduce gender-based discrepancies in the safety and comfort of critical gear. 

time lapsed photo shows a soft robot tendril lowering, wrapping around a tube, and lifting it into the air

Jun 12, 2024

3D-printed mini-actuators can move small soft robots, lock them into new shapes

The miniature soft hydraulic actuators can control the deformation and motion of soft robots that are less than a millimeter thick. 

A soft robot and a caterpillar on the branch of a green plant. The caterpillar is on the bottom of the branch and the soft robot is on the top or opposite side of the branch.

May 16, 2024

Caterbot? Robotapillar? It crawls with ease through loops and bends

Engineers at Princeton and North Carolina State University have combined ancient paper folding and modern materials science to create a soft robot that bends and twists through mazes with ease. 

Rohan Shirwalker poses for a photo in front of a dark green/blue background with yellow points and various triangles in yellow outline. He is wearing glasses, an oxford shirt and a sport jacket.

Apr 17, 2024

Shirwaiker wins the 2024 IISE Fellow Award

The James T. Ryan Professor Rohan Shirwaiker has been honored with the 2024 IISE Fellow Award. This award recognizes his outstanding contributions to technical innovation and service within the IISE community. This esteemed award underscores his exceptional achievements as a researcher in industrial engineering. 

Holladay medal

Apr 4, 2024

Murty and Williams win Holladay Medal

Two College of Engineering faculty members are among the four North Carolina State University professors this year to receive the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by NC State and the university’s Board of Trustees.  

Image shows logo for SID, the Society for Information Display. The logo is white and blue and is surrounded by a background of multi-color repeating vertical rectangles in red, blue and black.

Mar 27, 2024

Franky So receives 2024 Jan Rajchman Prize

The U.S. Society for Information Display (SID) annually awards the Jan Rajchman Prize for outstanding scientific or technical achievement or pioneering research contributions to electronic display technology. Since 1993, the $5,000 prize has been presented by the SID Board of Directors on the recommendation of the Honors and Awards Committee. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Mar 26, 2024

Palmtag wins NC State Outstanding Teacher Award

The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching is the most prestigious award for exceptional teaching given to professional full-time faculty from among NC State’s 10 colleges and the University College. The award was established in 2021 to underscore the importance of teaching and to encourage, identify, recognize, reward, and support teaching within the university. 

Adolfo Escobedo wearing glasses and white shirt with a light blue grid design in front of a red background showing enlarged molecular structures.

Mar 25, 2024

CAREER Award honors Escobedo’s optimization breakthroughs

ISE associate professor Adolfo Escobedo has been honored with the prestigious CAREER grant for his groundbreaking work in the foundations of mathematical programming, a systematic approach using mathematical models and algorithms for optimal decision-making. 

Color photo of howling wolf metal scuplture.

Mar 25, 2024

Spring 2024 Carla Savage Award winners announced

Named after the incomparable department icon Dr. Carla Savage, The Carla Savage Awards are an intra-departmental initiative to recognize outstanding achievement and special people within the department.