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Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Memorial Belltower lit red

May 9, 2024

Engineering faculty members among those recognized for excellence

The Celebration of Faculty Excellence is held each spring to recognize outstanding faculty who have received prestigious state, national and international awards, accolades or other distinctions during this academic year. This year, NC State honored 41 faculty members during the 2024 Celebration of Faculty Excellence on April 30. 

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May 2, 2024

Oralkan, Augustyn receive Alcoa research awards

Omer Oralkan, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Veronica Augustyn, associate professor and Jake & Jennifer Hooks Distinguished Scholar in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, have been honored for their research work by NC State’s College of Engineering with Alcoa Foundation Awards. 

JaiShaun Boyd, left, holds SciBridge project. He is with two other students in a lab.

May 1, 2024

JaiShaun Boyd did everything he could to make the most of his time at NC State

Working through grief after losing his older brother, he started to pursue opportunities that led him to his next stop: graduate school in Oregon. 

Image of Justin Schwartz on a red background and connected molecules in greyish-white.

Apr 25, 2024

Former engineering department head named as CU Boulder chancellor

A former faculty member and department head in the College of Engineering at NC State has been named the chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Justin Schwartz will assume his new role on July 1, leaving his current position as executive vice president and provost at Pennsylvania State University. 

photo includes two images. The first shows a bunch of black wires sticking up from a white substrate and leaning right. The second shows the wires leaning left.

Apr 25, 2024

Researchers show it’s possible to teach old magnetic cilia new tricks

Researchers have demonstrated a technique for creating magnetic cilia that can be “reprogrammed” to change the motion of the cilia as needed. 

Image shows logo for SID, the Society for Information Display. The logo is white and blue and is surrounded by a background of multi-color repeating vertical rectangles in red, blue and black.

Mar 27, 2024

Franky So receives 2024 Jan Rajchman Prize

The U.S. Society for Information Display (SID) annually awards the Jan Rajchman Prize for outstanding scientific or technical achievement or pioneering research contributions to electronic display technology. Since 1993, the $5,000 prize has been presented by the SID Board of Directors on the recommendation of the Honors and Awards Committee. 

Mar 20, 2024

Brenner elected 2024 MRS Fellow

Donald Brenner, Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor in the North Carolina State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), has been named a 2024 Materials Research Society (MRS) fellow. This prestigious honor recognizes Brenner for his pioneering contributions to materials modeling and his broader impact on the materials community, including studies that have helped shape major research directions in the United States. 

Lin Wiu

Feb 7, 2024

Liu wins NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Yin Liu has been awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his research in electronic and photonic materials. 

NC State faculty visiting UM6P in 2022. Group pose in a long line facing the camera while standing in a brick courtyard with brick buildings in the background.

Jan 23, 2024

NC State and University Mohammed VI Polytechnic announce MOU to advance phosphorus sustainability

NC State University (Raleigh, NC) and the University Mohammed IV Polytechnic (UM6P; Ben Guerir, Morocco) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue collaborative research projects and expand educational and training opportunities in phosphorus (P) sustainability.