materials science and engineering

Nov 28, 2017  |  Research

Researchers inadvertently boost surface area of nickel nanoparticles for catalysis

A technique designed to coat nickel nanoparticles with silica shells actually fragments the material – creating a small core of oxidized nickel surrounded by smaller satellites.

Nov 28, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Narayan, Q-carbon company place as 2017 R&D 100 Winner

Dr. Jagdish Narayan, John C. C. Fan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, and his company spun out from his invention Q-carbon, Q-Carbon LLC, have placed as a winner in the R&D 100 Awards.

Nov 22, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

LeBeau Wins $2M Transmission Electron Microscope in NSF MRI Competition

Dr. James LeBeau, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at North Carolina State University and associate director of the Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF), has been awarded a $2M Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM).

Oct 2, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Narayan to serve on NAI Fellows Advisory Committee

Dr. Jagdish Narayan, John C. C. Fan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been elected to serve on the 2017 Fellows Advisory Committee for the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Sep 26, 2017  |  Students

Michael McKnight ’12 and NC State’s ASSIST Center revolutionize prosthetic limb technology

When Michael McKnight ‘12 outlines the fundamentals of his research in layman’s terms, it is evident that the path he has chosen for himself is not for the faint of heart: “What I am doing is 40% electrical engineering, 20% textile science, some percent material science, and then some percentage of biomedical engineering to be able to understand how to design for implementation.”

Sep 19, 2017  |  Students

Nurturing the nanotech maker in us all

New free online course teaches anyone how to make and examine materials on a molecular scale.

Aug 28, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Five NC State Engineering faculty members earn NSF CAREER awards

Five outstanding young faculty members in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University have been chosen to receive Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation.

Jul 25, 2017  |  Research

High-temperature superconductivity in b-doped q-carbon

Researchers have significantly increased the temperature at which carbon-based materials act as superconductors, using a novel, boron-doped Q-carbon material.

Jul 5, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

Brenner to serve as interim head of MSE

Dr. Donald Brenner, Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at North Carolina State University, will lead the department on an interim basis as the College of Engineering conducts a search for a new department head.

May 3, 2017  |  Research

‘Persistent photoconductivity’ offers new tool for bioelectronics

Researchers at NC State have developed a new approach for manipulating the behavior of cells on semiconductor materials, using light to alter the conductivity of the material itself.