mechanical and aerospace engineering

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.

Sep 28, 2018  |  Magazine

Program places students in internships across rural North Carolina

Kristen Manchette is a senior from Charlotte, NC, studying materials science and engineering. This summer, though, she learned the ins and outs of storm water best management practices when she participated in Rural Works!, an NC State internship program.

Sep 26, 2018  |  Students

Scholarship benefiting Wolfpack families continues to grow

The Employee Dependent’s Tuition Scholarship can provide up to $2,000 annually to all dependents of current full-time employees who have been successfully admitted to the university as first-degree undergraduate students and meet regular academic requirements. The scholarship is helping more employees’ children to earn their degrees from NC State while serving as a “thank you” for employees’ hard work.

Sep 4, 2018  |  Awards and Honors

Ekkad named AIAA Associate Fellow

Dr. Srinath Ekkad, R.J. Reynolds Professor and head of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been named to the Class of 2019 Associate Fellows for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Aug 10, 2018  |  Students

Two NC State Engineering students named Astronaut Scholarship recipients

Ziad Ali, a senior studying electrical engineering and biomedical engineering, and Madison Maloney, a senior studying aerospace engineering, have been selected as 2018-19 Astronaut Scholars.

Aug 2, 2018  |  Research

New technique uses templates to guide self-folding 3-D structures

Researchers have developed a new technique to control self-folding 3-D structures.