physics

Sep 23, 2020  |  Alumni

NC State graduate and astronaut Christina Koch makes Time Magazine’s top 100 most influential people

Every year, Time Magazine creates a list of the top 100 most influential people across the globe. This year, NC State graduate Christina Koch made that list for participating in the first all-female spacewalk.

Apr 23, 2020

Engineering alumna returns to Earth after historic flight

After a record-shattering 328 days, 13 hours and 58 minutes on the space station, with 5,248 orbits around the Earth and 139,053,992 miles traveled, Koch returned to her home planet on Feb. 6, a few days after celebrating her 41st birthday among the stars.

Apr 23, 2020  |  Magazine

Next generation of greenhouses may be fully solar powered

Many greenhouses could become energy neutral by using see-through solar panels to harvest energy.

Nov 19, 2019  |  Research

Carbon electronics cluster opens new facility at NC State

NC State inaugurated a new carbon electronics laboratory on Nov. 18, formally launching a state-of-the-art facility that is bringing together scientists and engineers across the university to do cutting-edge work in this emerging field. The 6,000-square-foot facility for the Organic and Carbon Electronics Labs (ORaCEL), housed in the Partners III building on Centennial Campus, is equipped…

Mar 12, 2019  |  Alumni

Blasting off into history

Three-time NC State graduate Christina Hammock Koch takes off for the International Space Station on March 14. She plans to conduct experiments on various subjects — and make history.

Dec 20, 2018  |  Students

NC State NanoWolves team brings home five awards in Biomolecular Design competition

The NanoWolves, a team of six NC State students, won five prizes at BIOMOD, an international biomolecular design competition held at University of California San Francisco.

Oct 31, 2017  |  Research

Voltage-driven liquid metal fractals

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that gallium indium (EGaIn), a liquid metal with one of the highest surface tensions, can be induced to spread and form patterns called fractals with the application of low voltage. The work has implications for controlling the shape of liquid metals.

Oct 6, 2015  |  Magazine

Engineering partners with NC Central to create dual degree program

A new 3-plus-2 degree gives students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in physics from NC Central University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from NC State.

Feb 13, 2015

NC State researchers land UNC System research grants

The University of North Carolina General Administration has awarded six three-year grants totaling nearly $9 million to support game-changing faculty research in areas of strategic importance to the state – and North Carolina State University is a partner in five of the six research initiatives.

Sep 17, 2013

Smaller than small: Why we measure the space between atoms

We study the movement of incredibly small things. How small is small? Think smaller than “nano.” Think smaller than atoms themselves. We measure the infinitesimally small shifts in the positions of atoms to electrical forces. Measuring small is challenging, but rewarding.