Research

May 25, 2017  |  Research

Researchers find new way to control light with electric fields

NC State researchers have discovered a technique for controlling light with electric fields.

May 22, 2017  |  Research

Big reveal for nonwovens

Curious about the mysteries of the new nonwovens facility? Take a look at what’s under the 65-foot ceilings during an open house on Friday.

May 22, 2017  |  Research

Water efficiency in rural areas is getting worse, even as it improves in urban centers

A nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and urban areas, with most urban areas becoming more water efficient and most rural areas becoming less and less efficient over time.

May 18, 2017  |  Research

Pig model to help research on human knee growth, injury treatment

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have published research on how the knees of pigs compare to human knees at various stages of maturity – a finding that will advance research by this group and others on injury treatment in young people.

May 11, 2017  |  Students

Three College of Engineering students place at Annual Graduate Research Symposium

Three graduate students in the College of Engineering at NC State were recognized as best presenters at the University’s 12th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium on March 22.

May 8, 2017  |  Research

Researchers use modified insulin and red blood cells to regulate blood sugar

Researchers from NC State and the UNC-Chapel Hill have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive “smart” insulin delivery system. In an animal model study, the new technique effectively reduced blood sugar levels for 48 hours in a strain of mice that had Type 1 diabetes.

May 3, 2017  |  Research

‘Persistent photoconductivity’ offers new tool for bioelectronics

Researchers at NC State have developed a new approach for manipulating the behavior of cells on semiconductor materials, using light to alter the conductivity of the material itself.

Apr 21, 2017

NC State team one of eight finalists in NASA’s Mars Ice Challenge

Eight teams are challenged with building a prototype of a drill that can extract and purify water from subsurface ice deposits to enable sustained human presence on Mars. This drill must withstand extreme conditions on the Red Planet and have both manual and remote control capabilities.

Apr 13, 2017  |  Research

Data Detectives

Early detection is the goal of the Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities, a partnership funded by the National Nuclear Security Administration and led by NC State. CNEC’s partners comprise seven universities and four national laboratories, all collaborating to stop the illegal proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Apr 12, 2017

Researchers make the first flexible memory device using oxide ferroelectric material

For the first time, researchers have been able to deposit an ultra-thin oxide ferroelectric film onto a flexible polymer substrate. The research team used the flexible ferroelectric thin films to make non-volatile memory devices that are wearable and resilient.