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Department of Materials Science and Engineering

The NC State Belltower at dusk and night.

Dec 7, 2023

Four College of Engineering professors among most cited researchers in the world

Four faculty members from the College of Engineering at NC State were recognized on Clarivate’s 2023 list of Highly Cited Researchers. 

Wolf Plaza during fall. Two bronze sculptures of wolves, one head down, the other howling.

Oct 9, 2023

NC State recognizes college faculty for innovation and entrepreneurship

Brian Floyd was honored with the Innovator of the Year award, and Franky So received the Entrepreneur of the Year award. 

hypersonic jet flying though illustrated soundwaves

Sep 27, 2023

Brenner and Zikry receive $8.5M Department of Defense grant for extreme materials

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded an $8.5 million grant that will span over three years to support the establishment of a cutting-edge center… 

Sep 26, 2023

Unraveling the stars: Grace Kiel’s journey to the Grand Challenges of Engineering

In the heart of North Carolina, amid the lush green campus of North Carolina State University, there’s a young and ambitious undergraduate junior named Grace… 

In this photo, the top of the Belltower is framed by fall foliage.

Sep 25, 2023

NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill infrared camera project funded by National Science Foundation

Engineers, scientists and educators at NC State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are collaborating to develop a new SWIR (short-wave infrared) light camera and recruit the next generation of engineers. 

photo shows a large window into the stairwell of a building. the glass of the window reflects some light, but allows you to see some of the stairwell.

Sep 25, 2023

Material would allow users to ‘tune’ windows to block targeted wavelengths of light

Users could switch windows to a mode that blocks infrared light, helping keep a building cool while leaving the windows transparent to visible light. 

From the left, an array of dots becomes ball-and-stick molecular models. Next are electron microscope images of nanostructured particles and on the right, a lifelike network of filaments. A wavy surface traced out by a grid overlays the sequence of images.

Sep 8, 2023

Largest U.S. investment in particle self-assembly seeks to deliver on nanotechnology’s promise

Media Contact: Katherine McAlpine, 734-647-7087, With applications in transportation, energy, health care and more, the center includes African universities and creates opportunities for overlooked… 

Aug 31, 2023

Gupta honored with 2023 Electrochem Rusty Award

As an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor Rajeev Gupta’s dedication to research is now being acknowledged on a national… 

Aug 17, 2023

MSE doctoral candidate appreciates the value of collaboration at international research workshop

Sustainable energy has always been a topic of interest for NC State Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) doctoral candidate, Ishita Kamboj. Her research at MSE…