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Composite image of closeup images of textile weaves.

Apr 26, 2022

Textile waste is a problem. Here’s how researchers want to solve It

NC State researchers are studying a process for separating blended fabrics into their component fibers. 

Textiles project display showing a variety of designs.

Apr 22, 2022

Bio-inspired textiles promote sustainable fashion

NC State researchers are using nanocrystals extracted from wood to produce iridescent clothing. 

A ground level view of the new Plant Sciences building.

Apr 13, 2022

NC State hosts grand opening of Plant Sciences Building, home to new NSF Center focused on phosphorus sustainability

NC State University officially opened its new Plant Sciences Building on Centennial Campus on April 12 with a special program featuring guest speakers, ribbon-cutting, tours and a reception. The building will be home to a new National Science Foundation Center focused on phosphorus sustainability. 

View from within rows of corn in a Rowan County field.

Apr 12, 2022

Phosphorus sustainability perspectives from CRU Phosphates 2022

Sustainability was an important topic in the 2022 meeting. Sustainability is often defined as satisfying the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to satisfy theirs. These present and future needs refer to social and environmental factors (e.g., health, nutrition, equity, accessibility) as well as the economic factors (e.g., economic growth and enabling populations above minimum standards of living). 

High tension powerlines and towers silhouetted by a sunset.

Mar 21, 2022

PowerAmerica receives $5M NIST grant to help Native American Communities better prepare for future pandemics and emergencies

NC State University’s PowerAmerica Institute will work closely with Navajo Technical University, Sandia National Lab and Native colleges to help these communities better prepare for future disasters and emergencies. 

Students make their way to the Talley Student Union through a tunnel.

Feb 28, 2022

EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge submission presents potential solution to tunnel flooding

Their design primarily focuses on mitigating the amount of water going into the tunnel from the large parking lot on the northwest side of the tunnel. 

James Levis on WRAL News

Feb 2, 2022

CCEE’s Dr. James Levis featured on WRAL for work on online solid waste-systems management tool

CCEE Research Assistant Professor Dr. James Levis was featured on news broadcast station WRAL for his work on SwolfPly — Solid Waste Optimization Life-Cycle Framework in Python — a free online tool developed at NC State with “models designed to better manage solid waste systems and environmental goals in the most cost effective way possible.” 

gloved hands hold up solar cell panels of different sizes

Jan 26, 2022

New technique boosts efficiency, sustainability of large-scale perovskite solar cells

The technique will reduce the cost and improve the performance of mass-produced perovskite solar cells. 

Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei working in a lab.

Jan 14, 2022

Mission: Leaving no waste behind 

Wilson College of Textiles Professor Ahmed El-Shafei delivers a zero-waste solution to one of the industry’s biggest problems: What to do about wastewater produced following fabric dyeing?  

Alumnus Brendon Lynch

Nov 19, 2019

Dream job: Engineering solutions to improve global health

Brendon Lynch, a 2016 graduate of NC State majoring in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, shares about his jump from campus to a sustainability-related career.