Energizing African development
Lack of access to reliable power is termed “energy poverty,” and we are studying efforts to address it.
Benefits of advanced wood-burning stoves greater than thought
Research finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution more than anticipated.
Three professors honored for groundbreaking environmental research
Three faculty members in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University received the Honor Award for University Research in the 2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Competition.
The next generation of greenhouses may be power plants
Researchers from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill are launching a project to develop next generation greenhouses with built-in solar cells that make use of the entire spectrum of solar light.
Faculty Chat: Joel Ducoste and Kathleen Vogel
More than 2,300 faculty work across 12 colleges on NC State’s campus. Joel Ducoste and Kathleen Vogel are two such faculty making an impact on the university through their teaching and research.
Frey named Glenn E. Futrell Distinguished University Professor
Dr. Henry Christopher Frey has been named the Glenn E. Futrell Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University by Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, dean of the College of Engineering.
DeCarolis, Genzer receive Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Awards
The 2016 Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Awards were presented to Dr. Joseph DeCarolis, associate professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, and Dr. Jan Genzer, Celanese Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, during the spring faculty meeting of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University.
Toilets, pit latrines and adventures in human waste
Dr. Francis de los Reyes wants to use new, advanced technologies to address an ancient, low-tech problem: what to do with human waste.
The vomiting machine: How researchers are using fake barf to help protect public health
Tucked away in a quiet lab on NC State’s Raleigh campus is something that looks like a glorified air compressor with a grotesque clay face. It’s called “the vomiting machine” and it does exactly what you think it does. Researchers are using it to study one of the most widespread pathogens in the United States: norovirus.
Testing the waters: 1,4-Dioxane in North Carolina’s Cape Fear River Basin
Science Nation, the National Science Foundation's online magazine, features the research of Dr. Detlef Knappe, professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at NC State.