Spring/Summer 2018 NC State Engineering magazine
The Spring/Summer 2018 NC State Engineering magazine shares some exciting milestones.
From the Dean
Welcome to the spring 2018 NC State Engineering magazine. As you read through this issue, I want you to think back on your days at NC State and how exciting it was to be a part of this University and the College of Engineering.
College of Engineering moves up in U.S. News rankings
The College has moved up to 24th in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate engineering programs. In addition, the College’s online graduate program in computer science moved up two spots to No. 4 on the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the top online graduate-level information technology programs.
Questions for Suzanne S. Gordon
This spring, Suzanne S. Gordon will become the first woman to serve as president of the NC State Engineering Foundation Board of Directors. She holds bachelor’s degrees in computer science and mathematics and a master’s degree in statistics, all from NC State. She retired from SAS Institute in 2012 as chief information officer.
Metal printing offers low-cost way to make flexible, stretchable electronics
Researchers in the College have developed a new technique for directly printing metal circuits, creating flexible, stretchable electronics. The technique can use multiple metals and substrates and is compatible with existing manufacturing systems that employ direct printing technologies.
Tech increases microfluidic research data output 100-fold
Researchers have developed a technique that allows users to collect 100 times more spectrographic information per day from microfluidic devices, as compared to the previous industry standard.
Cancer immunotherapy uses melanin against melanoma
Work in biomedical engineering has led to a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique, applied via a transdermal patch, that can also serve as a vaccine, based on early experiments done in a mouse model.
Pioneering NASA engineer welcomes incoming engineering students to campus
Dr. Christine Mann Darden had several bits of sage wisdom to share with first-year students during the 2017 NC State College of Engineering Welcome.
Gaming to inspire future generations of health scientists
If the United States wants to remain a leader in health sciences, it needs to interest young people from diverse backgrounds in the field. With that in mind, a team of researchers, supported by a $1.3 million grant from National Institutes of Health, is developing an online adventure game designed to inspire future generations to pursue health-related careers.
New manufacturing process for SiC power devices opens market to more competition
NC State researchers are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate power in technologies that use electronics. The process, called PRESiCETM, was developed with support from the PowerAmerica Institute funded by the Department of Energy to make it easier for companies to enter the SiC marketplace and develop new products.