Fall/Winter 2019 NC State Engineering Magazine
In this Fall/Winter issue of the NC State Engineering magazine, enjoy reading about our faculty and their ground-breaking research, the successes of our students and the many contributions made by our alumni.
From the Dean
Welcome to the fall 2019 issue of NC State Engineering magazine. Your College continues to be one of the largest producers of engineering graduates in the United States. NC State engineers are helping to drive the economy in the Research Triangle Park, across North Carolina and around the nation, thanks to to the ability to solve problems and work collaboratively, a skill that they learned during their time on campus.
College lands two major research projects
Engineering faculty members continue to attract new major research funding, with new projects that will advance 5G wireless networking and production of new biotherapeutics.
Questions for Griffin Lamb
Griffin Lamb joined the College in May as assistant dean for development and college relations and executive director of the NC State Engineering Foundation.
In our labs
Dr. Karen Boru Chen’s work in the field of human factors engineering explores how people interact with different types of systems — and how to make those systems safer and more efficient.
The College has increased the number of women faculty members over the last decade and promoted them to leadership positions in departments and centers.
Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network
NC State, Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill may be fierce rivals on the basketball court, but the three universities are partners in an effort to enable innovative nanoscience and nanotechnology research, discovery, workforce development and education.
Brewing up a sustainable cup
A student team develops a coffee filtration system that processes wastewater into clean water and fertilizer and is recognized in a global engineering competition.
Researchers in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering are leading research on the impact of fats, oils and grease.
Research as recruitment
Summer research experiences held on campus help strengthen student skills. They also serve as a way for faculty members to recruit top graduate students.