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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Hand and arm touching a grey metal HVAC unit surrounded by green leaves.

Feb 23, 2024

Energy-X awarded $1.4 million DOE grant for next-gen heat pumps

Under this grant, the Energy-X lab will closely work with its industry partner and ORNL to develop a novel variable-capacity evaporator technology for improving heat pump performance, saving energy and reducing payback time.  

Group of Engineering Grand Challenges scholars pose for a group picture.

Feb 13, 2024

GCSP fundraiser aims to raise funds for incoming students

Currently, GCSP is raising funds to support five incoming and transfer undergraduate engineering students. The funds will cover costs for them to participate in the GCSP Undergraduate Research Experience, where they will focus on one of the four pillars of the program. They aim to raise $5,000 to enable this opportunity for five students. 

Dr. Srinath Ekkad

Feb 9, 2024

Ekkad named AIAA Fellow

The head of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has been named a Fellow of the The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), joining just two faculty members in the department to receive the prestigious honor. 

Venkat Narayanaswamy poses for a photograph while standing in his lab.

Feb 1, 2024

Narayanaswamy awarded $1.65 million DURIP grant

A professor at the NC State University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering was awarded a $1.65 million grant last month as a part of the Department of Defense’s Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). 

Caston Reaves poses with his Howling Success banner in front of a model plane outside Engineering Building III on Centennial Campus.

Feb 1, 2024

Howling Success: Caston Reaves II

Caston Reaves II came to NC State as a first-year student envisioning a future career in engineering. Fast forward 2.5 years, and the future he sees for himself has taken on… 

Copper wolves on central campus.

Jan 19, 2024

Young alumni

Formed in 2018 by the NC State Engineering Foundation, the Young Alumni Advisory Board (YAAB) consists of NC State alumni who are fewer than 15 years post-graduation from their last degree earned. The program was created to encourage support from the growing population of College of Engineering young alumni, many of whom are thrilled to have a way to stay connected to the Wolfpack. 

Color photo of howling wolf metal scuplture.

Jan 19, 2024

Lasting legacies

Naming a space in a College of Engineering building leaves a long-lasting mark. Generations of students, faculty members and staff members will be reminded of the generosity of donors who help make their research and educational experiences possible. 

The Formula SAE team poses at a racetrack with the car they built.

Jan 19, 2024

Engineer your experience

Through the Engineer Your Experience (EYE) Program, undergraduate engineering students can make opportunities their realities. EYE funding supports study abroad, professional development, conferences and workshops, service trips, technical certifications and more. 

Jan 19, 2024

Faculty highlights

The latest awards and honors earned by faculty of the College.