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Tag: Spring/Summer 2016

metal foam

Mar 1, 2016

Researchers show that metal foam can block radiation

Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and her colleagues are working on research that shows lightweight composite metal foams are effective at blocking X-rays, gamma rays and neutron radiation, and are capable of absorbing the energy of high impact collisions 


Mar 1, 2016

New metamaterial manipulates sound to improve acoustic imaging

Researchers from the College working with colleagues at Duke University have developed a metamaterial made of paper and aluminum that can manipulate acoustic waves to more than double the resolution of acoustic imaging, focus acoustic waves and control the angles at which sound passes through the metamaterial. 

From left, Dr. Laura Bottomley, Angelitha Daniel and Dr. K.J. (Jamie) Rogers.

Mar 1, 2016

Women and Minority Engineering Programs win diversity award

Dr. Laura Bottomley, director of the Women in Engineering Program (WIE), and Angelitha Daniel, director of the College’s Minority Engineering Programs (MEP), accepted the Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity for the College’s Women and Minority Engineering Programs from ABET in October. 

Mar 1, 2016

Young researchers earn national recognition

Dr. Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Dr. Zhen Gu, an assistant professor in the Joint UNC/NC State Department of Biomedical Engineering, have been recognized as young innovators in two of the nation’s top science publications. 

vomiting machine

Mar 1, 2016

Fake vomit tracks air spread of viruses

Dr. Francis de los Reyes III, a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering and other researchers from NC State and Wake Forest University have direct evidence showing that vomiting can aerosolize virus particles, like those of the human norovirus. 

ultrasound image of cervix

Mar 1, 2016

Ultrasounds may be used to detect signs of preterm labor

Dr. Marie Muller, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and a team of researchers worked alongside the Institut Langevin and Paris-Descartes University in France to conduct a proof-of-concept study that raises the possibility of using ultrasound techniques to detect cervical stiffness changes that indicate an increased risk of preterm labor in pregnant women. 

Mar 1, 2016

Baliga elected to the National Inventors Hall of Fame

Dr. Jayant Baliga, Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. 

Mar 1, 2016

Zikry wins R.J. Reynolds Award

Dr. Mohammed Zikry, Zan Prevost Smith Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is the 31st recipient of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension. 

Mar 1, 2016

Barlaz, Vouk named Distinguished Professors

Dr. Morton A. Barlaz, head of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), has been named a Distinguished University Professor and Dr. Mladen A. Vouk, head of the Department of Computer Science and founding director of the NC State Data Science Initiative, has been named a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science. 

Mar 1, 2016

Grant honored for leadership by AAAS and AIChE

Dr. Christine Grant, associate dean of faculty advancement for the College of Engineering and professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been honored with the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Mentor Award and is one of the first recipients of the new American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Pioneers of Diversity Award for her distinguished service to the organization.