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.
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.
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).
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).
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.”
Nurturing the nanotech maker in us all
New free online course teaches anyone how to make and examine materials on a molecular scale.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.