materials science and engineering

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.

May 3, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

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.

Apr 27, 2017  |  Faculty Posts

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.

Apr 13, 2017  |  Students

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.

Apr 12, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

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.

Mar 30, 2017

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.

Mar 29, 2017

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.

Mar 8, 2017

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.

Jan 25, 2017

Fresh material

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).

Jan 20, 2017

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.