Energizing African development
Lack of access to reliable power is termed “energy poverty,” and we are studying efforts to address it.
Using new technologies to preserve wildlife and wild spaces
NC State and its Namibian partners are using new technologies to better study and protect African wildlife.
From transformers to autonomous systems
How a passion for cartoon robots led to a career developing a new generation of autonomous systems.
Can tiny plumbing fix broken hearts?
This is a guest post by Frances Ligler, Lampe Distinguished Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill.
From atoms to batteries to the workforce of the future: Why research matters
If you want to build a cell-phone battery as thin as paper that powers your phone for a week, or have an electric vehicle like the Tesla go 500 miles on a single charge and recharge in just 10 minutes, you will have to start thinking small – small as the atoms that determine the energy storage mechanisms and lifetimes in batteries.