A Year in Review
As we say goodbye to another year, join the College of Engineering as we take a look back at 2017 and the extraordinary research and work that has been accomplished. From improving in graduate program rankings to two new department heads, 2017 has proven to be a successful year.
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.
Researchers inadvertently boost surface area of nickel nanoparticles for catalysis
A technique designed to coat nickel nanoparticles with silica shells actually fragments the material – creating a small core of oxidized nickel surrounded by smaller satellites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Study shows need for adaptive powered knee prosthesis to assist amputees
Study shows adaptive robotic prosthesis could be helpful to amputees attempting to adapt to real-world situations, like carrying a backpack.
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
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.