mechanical and aerospace engineering

Apr 10, 2019

Student Body President Jess Errico pursues engineering and advocacy

For 2018-19 Student Body President (SBP) Jess Errico, pursuing an engineering degree didn’t mean she had to give up her advocacy goals.

Apr 9, 2019  |  Awards and Honors

Jing named to 35 Innovators Under 35 list

Dr. Yun Jing, an associate professor in NC State’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), was recently selected to the MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 list for China for his important contributions to the field of acoustic metamaterials.

Mar 20, 2019  |  Research

Fish-inspired material changes color using nanocolumns

Inspired by the flashing colors of the neon tetra fish, researchers have developed a technique for changing the color of a material by manipulating the orientation of nanostructured columns in the material.

Mar 14, 2019  |  Students

A dream takes flight

Madison Maloney aspires to follow friend and mentor Christina Hammock Koch into space. Thanks to a prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship, the NC State senior begins graduate studies in astronautics at Stanford this fall.

Feb 20, 2019  |  Awards and Honors

Bryant receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Matthew Bryant, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University, has received a Faculty Early Career Development award, also known as the CAREER Award, from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Oct 17, 2018  |  Alumni

Ph.D. graduate balances research, minority mentorship — and wins game show

Four years out of her Ph.D. program at NC State, Dr. Makita Phillips is forging her own, unique path toward making impactful, accessible change.

Sep 28, 2018  |  Magazine

Questions for Madison Maloney

Madison Maloney is a senior aerospace engineering major from Greenville, NC, and a 2018 Goldwater Scholar. Chosen twice as an Astronaut Scholar, Maloney is pursuing her passion for space exploration and hopes to follow in the footsteps of a fellow female NC State engineer with her eyes on the stars.

Sep 28, 2018  |  Research

In our labs

A helium neon laser, Nikon imaging lenses, Horiba micro-HR motorized monochromator, and a DLP-based arbitrary spectrum generator. These are just some of the optical sensing and spectral measurement tools you will find in the Optical Sensing Lab (OSL).

Sep 28, 2018  |  Magazine

New technique allows printing of flexible, stretchable silver nanowire circuits

Silver nanowires have drawn significant interest in recent years for use in many applications, ranging from prosthetic devices to wearable health sensors, due to their flexibility, stretchability and conductive properties. While proof-of-concept experiments have been promising, there have been significant challenges to printing highly integrated circuits using silver nanowires.

Sep 28, 2018  |  Magazine

Lightweight metal foam blocks blastwave, debris from high-explosive rounds

New research from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and the U.S. Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate shows that stainless steel composite metal foam (CMF) can block blast pressure and fragmentation at 5,000 feet per second from high explosive incendiary (HEI) rounds that detonate only 18 inches away.