‘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.
Eischen and Jones receive Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award
Drs. Jeffrey W. Eischen and Jacob Jones are the winners of this year’s George H. Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award, given by the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University.
From atoms to batteries to the workforce of the future: Why research matters
If you want to build a cell-phone battery as thin as paper that powers your phone for a week, or have an electric vehicle like the Tesla go 500 miles on a single charge and recharge in just 10 minutes, you will have to start thinking small – small as the atoms that determine the energy storage mechanisms and lifetimes in batteries.
College’s Alex Hsain wins Truman Scholarship
Hanan “Alex” Hsain, a junior majoring in materials science and engineering at North Carolina State University, has been awarded a 2017 Truman Scholarship.
Researchers make the first flexible memory device using oxide ferroelectric material
For the first time, researchers have been able to deposit an ultra-thin oxide ferroelectric film onto a flexible polymer substrate. The research team used the flexible ferroelectric thin films to make non-volatile memory devices that are wearable and resilient.
Beyond graphene: Advances make reduced graphene oxide electronics feasible
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique for converting positively charged (p-type) reduced graphene oxide (rGO) into negatively charged (n-type) rGO, creating a layered material that can be used to develop rGO-based transistors for use in electronic devices.
Researchers control soft robots using magnetic fields
A team of engineering researchers has made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields to remotely manipulate microparticle chains embedded in soft robotic devices.
Narayan, Turinsky elected to National Academy of Engineering
Drs. Jay Narayan and Paul Turinsky will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 8. Their election will bring the number of NAE members in the College to 17.
In the past eighteen months, no fewer than six startups have sprung from groundbreaking discoveries in NC State’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE).
Fellowship helps former student-athlete further his education
The late summers of 2015 and 2016 felt a little different for Stephen Amoah. For the previous eight years, as the start of a new school year loomed, Amoah had spent those weeks outside on a steamy football field, practicing with teammates to compete in high school and college games. Although the academic cycle remains part of his life, for the past two summers, Amoah traded his football uniform for a lab coat over his shirt and jeans.