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materials science and engineering

An artist's drawing of a microscopic view of a rectangular section of a solar cell (light brown) and two circular closeups of oxygen molecules (pink) and ions (blue) in channels (grey) on the upper left and upper right of the rectangle.

Feb 28, 2023

Corralling ions improves viability of next generation solar cells

The finding paves the way for a new generation of lighter, more flexible, and more efficient solar cell technologies suitable for practical use. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Feb 14, 2023

Chiral phonons create spin current without needing magnetic materials

Chiral phonons can convert wasted heat into spin – without needing magnetic materials to do it. 

Feb 10, 2023

Make them thin enough, and antiferroelectric materials become ferroelectric

Researchers have now discovered a size threshold beyond which antiferroelectrics lose their properties, becoming ferroelectric. 

From left, Nathan Woodward, Aram Amassian and Tonhui Wang examine a microscope slide. The three wear white lab coats, and Wang, who is holding the slide, wears black gloves.

Nov 7, 2022

Integrating robotics, materials science to capture solar energy

In developing more effective solar panels cells, NC State researchers are establishing more inclusive, accessible ways to do science. 

An NC State wolf die cut image with the text "NC State Day of Giving 03.23.22" over a photo of a circuit board.

Mar 16, 2022

Day of Giving supports COE student programs, research and more

The College of Engineering will be rallying together alumni, faculty, staff members and friends for NC State University’s fourth annual Day of Giving on March 23. The College’s nine academic departments… 

Jacob Jones

Sep 9, 2021

New NSF center will advance phosphorus sustainability

Led by NC State and located on Centennial Campus, the new center aims to reduce our phosphorus dependence and its downstream effects on the environment. Jacob Jones, professor of materials science and engineering, is the director. 

Aug 2, 2021

Birnessite study offers insights for electrochemistry, energy storage

The work sets the stage for understanding complex electrochemical reactions. 

A B-2 Spirit (stealth) bomber is silhouetted against the clouds.

May 19, 2021

How a tougher skin could change the shape of stealth aircraft

A new material promises to make stealth aircraft even stealthier. 

Memorial Bell Tower and spring flowers

May 17, 2021

NC State announces inaugural Goodnight Early Career Innovators

Ten faculty members in the College of Engineering or affiliated departments are among the 24 recognized by a new program for promising NC State early-career faculty whose scholarship is in STEM or STEM education.