Out of the lab and into the world
From nanomaterials that mimic our own platelets to a promising baby-formula prebiotic and a possible canine cancer vaccine, the recipients of this year’s Chancellor’s Innovation Fund are prepping groundbreaking research for the open market. Meet this year’s awardees and see how their discoveries could change your life.
College of Engineering ranks in top 10 in research expenditures
The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University ranks eighth in the country in research expenditures among colleges of engineering in the United States and sixth among public universities, according to figures from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Birgand’s stream restoration research gets boost from NC State Seed Grant
For his work on wetland and stream restoration, François Birgand, NC State associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering, won an Internationalization Seed Grant from the NC State Office of Global Engagement and the Committee on International Programs.
New NSF award to acquire $1M nano-imaging instrument
Dr. Jacque Cole, assistant professor in the Joint UNC/NC State Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received an NSF award to acquire a new X-ray nano-computed tomography (nano-CT) instrument, which will be located within NC State's Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF).
New system allows rapid response to heart attacks, limits cardiac damage
A new drug-delivery system allows rapid response to heart attacks without surgical intervention.
New technique uses templates to guide self-folding 3-D structures
Researchers have developed a new technique to control self-folding 3-D structures.
Model fuses social media, remote sensing data with goal of identifying nuclear threats
A new model allows researchers to draw on normally incompatible data sets, such as satellite imagery and social media posts, to answer questions about what is happening in targeted locations.
Precision agriculture taking flight in Biological and Agricultural Engineering at NC State University
Unmanned aerial vehicles and other types of robotics play key roles in precision agriculture projects in NC State's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
New microscopy works at extreme heat, sheds light on alloys for nuclear reactors
A new microscopy technique allows researchers to track microstructural changes in real time, even when a material is exposed to extreme heat and stress.
New tech improves ability to reflect sound back to its source
Researchers have developed a device that reflects sound in the direction it came from, rather than deflecting it at an angle.