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chemical and biomolecular engineering

plastic fibers and debris float in blue ocean water with fish swimming nearby

Sep 14, 2023

Genetically modified bacteria break down plastics in saltwater

The modified organism breaks down a plastic called PET, which is a significant contributor to microplastic pollution in oceans. 

Collage of 8 profile pictures of NASA interns.

Jul 20, 2023

NASA and industry interns soar in summer internships

Summer interns advance on their summer-long research projects with real-world applications and implications at NASA centers and aerospace companies. 

Aerospace engineering students work in the nearly completed hypersonic wind tunned lab. The students are working under Dr. Venkat Narayanaswamy.

Nov 7, 2022

Meet NC State’s 2022 NSF GRFP recipients

Eight College of Engineering alumni and current students explain their research funded by the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program. 

An orange roundworm is silhouetted against a black backdrop. Bright yellow dots are scattered throughout the worm, but are concentrated in a central region of the worm's body.

Nov 2, 2022

New technique helps ID genes related to aging

The work was done in an animal model, but has broader applications for research into the genetics of aging. 

From left, two unidentified attendees, Dr. Greg Parsons, Hannah Margavio and Landon Keller stand in front of large mural of city skyline at dusk.

Aug 19, 2022

CBE students sweep the awards at ALD/ALE 2022

Landon Keller and Hannah Margavio, CBE Ph.D. students in the Parsons Lab, attended the AVS 22nd International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2022) featuring the 9th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2022). This year’s three day meeting took place in Ghent, Belgium, and included over 800 attendees. 

campus gateway

May 12, 2022

Kelly to receive the Amgen Biochemical and Molecular Engineering Award

The Amgen Award (supported by Amgen, Inc., a biotechnology company with human therapeutic products) is given in memory of James E. Bailey to recognize research excellence and leadership in Biochemical and Molecular Engineering. 

An NC State wolf die cut image with the text "NC State Day of Giving 03.23.22" over a photo of a circuit board.

Mar 16, 2022

Day of Giving supports COE student programs, research and more

The College of Engineering will be rallying together alumni, faculty, staff members and friends for NC State University’s fourth annual Day of Giving on March 23. The College’s nine academic departments will be competing to receive the most gifts on Day of Giving to win an additional share of $15,000 in prize money from Dean Louis… 

NC State gateway at sunset.

Feb 14, 2022

Leadbetter Burg receives Presidential Award for Excellence from National Science Foundation

CBE graduate Dr. Karen Leadbetter Burg (B.S. ’90) is the recipient of a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) from the National Science Foundation. 

Jan 13, 2022

What the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about flu vaccines

A lot needs to be done if we want to be prepared for a potential influenza pandemic.