materials science and engineering

Jun 6, 2019  |  Research

Discovery sheds light on synthesis, processing of high-performance solar cells

Halide perovskite solar cells hold promise as the next generation of solar cell technologies, but while researchers have developed techniques for improving their material characteristics, nobody understood why these techniques worked. New research sheds light on the science behind these engineering solutions.

May 30, 2019  |  Students

Building bridges to biomechanics

National Biomechanics Day gives STEM students a unique opportunity to learn about the field and interact with NC State scientists.

May 21, 2019  |  Students

Proving ground

Undergraduate researcher Neil Baugh has immersed himself in some of the coolest research in higher education, from soft robotics to nanomaterials. Thanks to a Goldwater Scholarship, he has plenty more to think and do.

May 8, 2019  |  Faculty and Staff

NC State honors outstanding faculty

NC State honored more than 30 faculty members, including Dean Louis Martin-Vega and other engineering faculty members, for their outstanding contributions to the university community during the 2019 Celebration of Faculty Excellence on May 1. The annual event honors faculty who have won prestigious state, national and international awards and created new knowledge and advancements in their respective disciplines.

May 1, 2019  |  Students

Three College of Engineering students win Goldwater Scholarships

Three students in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University have received the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

Apr 26, 2019

New method turns carbon fibers and nanotubes into diamond fibers

New research from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) has demonstrated a technique that converts carbon fibers and nanotubes into diamond fibers at ambient temperature and pressure in air using a pulsed laser method.

Apr 25, 2019  |  Students

Engineering graduate student wins Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

Federico Scurti, a Ph.D. candidate in North Carolina State University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), has won a $15,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for his work in enabling applications of high temperature superconductors (HTS), specifically for inventions to detect and prevent HTS failure.

Mar 12, 2019  |  Students

Amoah receives first place for presentation at FOM Workshop

On January 29, ORaCEL (Organic and Carbon Electronics Labs) at NC State University held the Future of Materials Workshop at Talley Student Union on NC State’s campus. The aim of the workshop was to “address the grand challenges facing the next generation of functional materials by fostering collaborative activities that harness a wide-range of research tools and intellectual resources within the Research Triangle area.”

Feb 19, 2019  |  Awards and Honors

Veronica Augustyn named Sloan Research Fellow

Veronica Augustyn has been awarded a 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship.

Jan 28, 2019  |  Research

New method allows direct conversion of carbon fibers and nanotubes into diamond fibers

NC State research has demonstrated a technique that converts carbon fibers and nanotubes into diamond fibers at ambient temperature and pressure in air.