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Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Nina Balke

May 24, 2023

Energy Storage Materials taps Balke for associate editor

Professor Balke joins an international team of editors from across the globe. She is one out of two editors representing the United States and the only one representing the state of North Carolina.  

May 18, 2023

Four COE staff members win Engineering Awards for Excellence

Of this year’s 26 nominees, four College of Engineering (COE) staff members received Awards for Excellence during a live streamed, in-person ceremony on May 2 in Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) Room 135. 

2023 College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Awards winners, from left: Noha Zayan, Jerin Smith, Ethan Frey and Annie Kate Watson.

May 15, 2023

College honors outstanding seniors for 2023

Seniors are nominated by their respective academic departments in the College of Engineering, and winners are chosen by a selection committee made up of faculty and staff members in the College. Departmental nominees were honored during a ceremony held at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus where the four COE winners were also announced. 

View of orange sunset behind outline of palm trees and ocean water in the foreground.

Apr 12, 2023

Students spent spring breaks engineering solutions

Engineering students share their experiences of helping others in different areas of the world during NC State's 2023 Alternative Service Break. 

The NC State Belltower against a blue sky, with flowering trees in the foreground

Mar 22, 2023

Rabiei, Sitar named senior members of National Academy of Inventors

Afsaneh Rabiei, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Zlatko Sitar, Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, are among 95 of the world’s foremost emerging academic inventors to earn the prestigious distinction, which seek to recognize inventors who have made real and significant contributions to their communities and the rest of the world.  

NC State Memorial Belltower

Mar 14, 2023

Technique offers new insight into how materials respond to stresses

The work can be used to inform the development of everything from new electronic devices to high-performance textiles. 

An artist's drawing of a microscopic view of a rectangular section of a solar cell (light brown) and two circular closeups of oxygen molecules (pink) and ions (blue) in channels (grey) on the upper left and upper right of the rectangle.

Feb 28, 2023

Corralling ions improves viability of next generation solar cells

The finding paves the way for a new generation of lighter, more flexible, and more efficient solar cell technologies suitable for practical use. 

NC State Belltower

Feb 21, 2023

Sitar named Senior Member of National Academy of Inventors

Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor Zlatko Sitar became a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors — a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 with the mission of encouraging inventors in academia. He is just one of 95 senior members nationwide of the 2023 class of the inventors’ academy. 

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Feb 17, 2023

Engineering faculty among 2022-23 University Faculty Scholars

NC State’s 2022-23 class of University Faculty Scholars was announced today. These 22 early- and mid-career faculty receive this designation in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, scholarship and service to the university and beyond.