Faculty and Staff

Nov 22, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

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).

Nov 20, 2017  |  Research

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.

Nov 16, 2017  |  Research

Researchers find diffusion plays unusual signaling role in Drosophila embryos

Research shows that diffusion plays an unexpected role in cell differentiation during the early stages of development in the embryos of Drosophila.

Nov 15, 2017  |  Research

Cancer immunotherapy uses melanin against melanoma

Researchers have developed a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique that can also serve as a vaccine, based on early experiments done in a mouse model.

Nov 7, 2017  |  Research

Tech increases microfluidic research data output 100-fold

Researchers have developed a technique that allows users to collect 100 times more spectrographic information per day from microfluidic devices, compared to the previous industry standard.

Nov 6, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Zikry receives ASME Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award

Dr. Mohammed Zikry, the Zan Prevost Smith Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Nov 1, 2017  |  Research

Researchers receive grant to study GenX exposure in New Hanover County residents

NC State researchers will lead study on GenX exposure in New Hanover County residents

Oct 31, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

Reyhanoglu will lead Joint UNC Asheville-NC State Engineering Programs in Asheville

Dr. Mahmut Reyhanoglu has been named the new director of the joint UNC Asheville-NC State Engineering Programs. These include the 2+2 program with two years on each campus, and the mechatronics engineering program where students study for all four years on UNC Asheville’s campus. 

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 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.