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Researchers Create World's Largest DNA Origami Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Copenhagen have created the world's largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics. "These origami can be customized for use in- ... September 11th, 2014
MSE Students Win Awards at Triangle Student Research Competition Several NCSU MSE students were awarded at the second annual Triangle Student Research Competition on September 3 at RTP headquarters. The event, which was sponsored by local Materials Research Society and Electrochemical Society chapters, featured materials and electrochemical based research from st- ... September 9th, 2014
Titania-Based Material Holds Promise as New Insulator for Superconductors Research from North Carolina State University shows that a type of modified titania, or titanium dioxide, holds promise as an electrical insulator for superconducting magnets, allowing heat to dissipate while preserving the electrical paths along which current flows. Superconducting magnets are be- ... September 4th, 2014
Golsa Naderi wins two awards from the IEEE Council on Superconductivity at the 2014 Applied Superconductivity Conference Golsa Naderi, MSE PhD student, received two awards from the IEEE Council on Superconductivity at the 2014 Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC), held in Charlotte, NC, from August 10-15, 2014. The Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity, awarded annually to full-time grad- ... August 29th, 2014
MSE researchers win the 2012 and 2013 Van Duzer Prizes, awarded at the 2014 Applied Superconductivity Conference The Van Duzer Prize is awarded by the IEEE Council on Superconductivity to the best contributed paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity during each volume year. The prize is named in honor of Professor Theodore Van Duzer, founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions - ... August 26th, 2014
Researchers Develop Models To Study Polyelectrolytes, Including DNA and RNA Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a novel and versatile modeling strategy to simulate polyelectrolyte systems. The model has applications for creating new materials as well as for studying polyelectrolytes, including DNA and RNA. "Our new technique allows us to mod- ... August 21st, 2014
NCSU Takes Multiple Awards Home from Microanalysis Conference NCSU's MSE Department took home four awards from the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2014 Conference in Hartford, Connecticut August 3-8. Doctoral students Matthew Burch and Ali Moballegh won Presidential Scholar Awards for their works titled "Investigation of Local A-site Chemistry in Barium Strontium- ... August 18th, 2014
Professor Narayan Receives 2014 ABM-TMS RF Mehl Medal from Professor Ted Massalski of Carnegie Mellon University Professor Narayan, Senior ASM and TMS Fellow and Inaugural Fellow of MRS, received the RF Mehl Medal at the ABM-TMS Pan American Materials Conference, held in conjunction with the International Annual Congress of ABM (Brazilian Metallurgical, Materials and Mining Association) July 21-25, 2014 in S- ... August 1st, 2014
Inspired by Nature, Researchers Create Tougher Metal Materials Drawing inspiration from the structure of bones and bamboo, researchers have found that by gradually changing the internal structure of metals they can make stronger, tougher materials that can be customized for a wide variety of applications - from body armor to automobile parts. "If you loo- ... July 2nd, 2014
Zhu Among World's Most Cited Materials Scientists Recently, Thomas Reuters released it's list of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014". Released less than once a decade, the list showcases the top scientific minds of the time. Thomson Reuters uses Web of Science and InCites to analyze references from scientific papers all ove- ... June 23rd, 2014
Ph.D. Candidate Wins 2014 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship The International Center for Diffraction Data (ICDD) Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Committee has selected thirteen recipients for the 2014 Scholarship Program. These recipients were selected, on a competitive basis, from seventy-eight commendable applications received by the ICDD Schola- ... June 5th, 2014
This Is What Science Looks Like At NC State:
Golsa Naderi
Golsa Naderi, a graduate student in Materials Science & Engineering at NC State, has submitted her entry for a continuing series of news posts whose purpose is to showcase the diversity of researchers in S.T.E.M. areas within the university. Click the link to view Golsa's entry. - ...
May 19th, 2014
Cass named winner of NACADA's Outstanding New Advisor Award Dr. Cheryl Cass, director of undergraduate programs and teaching assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, was recently named the winner of the National Academic Advising Association's (NACADA) Outstanding New Advisor Award - Facu- ... May 14th, 2014
Professor Dickey Represents MSE, NCSU at Exhibit for the U.S. Congress On May 7th of this week, the 20th National Exhibition for the Coalition for National Science Funding was held in Washington, D.C. Professor Elizabeth Dickey, Director of the Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics, represented both Materials Science & Engineering and NC State University at the- ... May 9th, 2014
Impurity Size Affects Performance of Emerging Superconductive Material Research from North Carolina State University finds that impurities can hurt performance - or possibly provide benefits - in a key superconductive material that is expected to find use in a host of applications, including future particle colliders. The size of the impurities determines whether the- ... April 18th, 2014
Narayan Receives UNC System O. Max Gardner Award Dr. Jay Narayan, John C. C. Fan Family Distinguished Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, is the 2014 recipient of the O. Max Gardner Award - the most significant universitywide honor given to faculty by the University of North Carolina Board of - ... April 11th, 2014
MSE Grads Named Recipients of NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Graduate students Everett Grimley and Houston Dycus in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University have been named recipients of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The NSF GRFP possesses a noteworthy reput- ... April 8th, 2014
LeBeau Receives Young Investigator Program Grant from The Air Force Office of Scientific Research Dr. James LeBeau, assistant professor in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been awarded a research grant from The Air Force Office of Scientific Research. A portion of the $15.5 million grant funds will be awarded to LeBeau - one of 4- ... March 31st, 2014
Researchers Grow Carbon Nanofibers Using Ambient Air, Without Toxic Ammonia Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated that vertically aligned carbon nanofibers (VACNFs) can be manufactured using ambient air, making the manufacturing process safer and less expensive. VACNFs hold promise for use in gene-delivery tools, sensors, batteries and other t- ... March 25th, 2014
New Technique Makes LEDs Brighter, More Resilient Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new processing technique that makes light emitting diodes (LEDs) brighter and more resilient by coating the semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN) with a layer of phosphorus-derived acid. "By coating polar GaN with a self- ... March 20th, 2014
Researchers Change Coercivity of Material by Patterning Surface Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way to reduce the coercivity of nickel ferrite (NFO) thin films by as much as 80 percent by patterning the surface of the material, opening the door to more energy efficient high-frequency electronics, such as sensors, microwave devices- ... March 17th, 2014
NSF-supported Center to Partner with Industry in Advancing, Expanding Materials Research The National Science Foundation is providing close to a million dollars over the next five years for the creation of a new Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics (CDP), which will be co-located at Penn State University and North Carolina State University, home to one of the country's growing co- ... March 12th, 2014
Surface Characteristics Influence Cellular Growth on Semiconductor Material Changing the texture and surface characteristics of a semiconductor material at the nanoscale can influence the way that neural cells grow on the material. The finding stems from a study performed by researchers at North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hi- ... March 12th, 2014
Cuomo elected to National Academy of Inventors Dr. Jerome Cuomo, co-inventor of the rewritable magneto-optic disk, has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Cuomo is Distinguished Research Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University. Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professio- ... March 5th, 2014
Superabsorbing Design May Lower Manufacturing Cost of Thin Film Solar Cells Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a "superabsorbing" design that may significantly improve the light absorption efficiency of thin film solar cells and drive down manufacturing costs. The superabsorbing design could decrease the thickness of the semiconductor mat- ... February 26th, 2014
LeBeau Receives NSF CAREER Award Dr. James LeBeau, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, has received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, known as the NSF CAREER Award, is one of the highest honors - ... February 25th, 2014
Vanadium Dioxide Research Opens Door to New, Multifunctional Spintronic Smart Sensors Research from a team led by North Carolina State University is opening the door to smarter sensors by integrating the smart material vanadium dioxide (VO2) onto a silicon chip and using lasers to make the material magnetic. The advance paves the way for multifunctional spintronic smart sensors for- ... February 10th, 2014
Atomic-Scale Catalysts May Produce Cheap Hydrogen Researchers at North Carolina State University have shown that a one-atom thick film of molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) may work as an effective catalyst for creating hydrogen. The work opens a new door for the production of cheap hydrogen. Hydrogen holds great promise as an energy source, but the - ... January 23rd, 2014
New Microscopy Technique Improves Imaging at the Atomic Scale When capturing images at the atomic scale, even tiny movements of the sample can result in skewed or distorted images - and those movements are virtually impossible to prevent. Now microscopy researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that accounts for that movem- ... January 23rd, 2014
Dr. Cao Receives NSF CAREER Award Dr. Linyou Cao, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, has received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, known as the NSF CAREER Award, is one of the highest honors- ... January 17th, 2014
Researchers Use Nanoscale 'Patches' to Sensitize Targeted Cell Receptors Researchers from North Carolina State University and Duke University have developed nanoscale "patches" that can be used to sensitize targeted cell receptors, making them more responsive to signals that control cell activity. The finding holds promise for promoting healing and facilitating tissue - ... November 26th, 2013
Researchers Integrate Single-Crystal BFO onto a Silicon Chip, Open Door to Smart Devices Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time integrated a material called bismuth ferrite (BFO) as a single crystal onto a silicon chip, opening the door to a new generation of multifunctional, smart devices. BFO has both ferromagnetic and ferroelectric properties,- ... November 21st, 2013
New Technique Controls Dimensions of Gold Nanorods while Manufacturing on a Large Scale North Carolina State University researchers have a developed a technique for efficiently producing nanoscale gold rods in large quantities while simultaneously controlling the dimensions of the nanorods and their optical properties. The optical properties of gold nanorods make them desirable for u- ... November 19th, 2013
Professor Cao Receives ARO YIP Award Dr. Linyou Cao is the recipient of The Young Investigator from the Army Research Office. The award of $150,000 over three years will be used to support Dr. Cao's research work on the electron-phonon coupling in two-dimensional materials. Electron-phonon coupling is one of the most fundamental ma- ... November 1st, 2013
Ivanisevic Selected as Associate Editor of ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces Dr. Albena Ivanisevic, a faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering, will be serving as an associate editor of the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. The journal has an impact factor of 5.008 for 2012. The journal serves an interdisciplinary community of s- ... October 17th, 2013
Smaller than Small: Why We Measure the Space between Atoms This is a post by Dr. Jacob Jones, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at NC State. 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 i- ... September 17th, 2013
New Model Should Expedite Development of Temperature-Stable Nano-Alloys Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new theoretical model that will speed the development of new nanomaterial alloys that retain their advantageous properties at elevated temperatures. Nanoscale materials are made up of tiny crystals, or grains, that are less tha- ... September 16th, 2013
MSE@NCSU Places Top 20 in US News and World Report Rankings for Undergraduate Programs US News & World Report (USNews.com), which showcases the best universities and degree programs in the nation, released their annual college rankings for undergraduate programs earlier this week. This year, the Materials Science & Engineering undergraduate program at NC State placed 17th among all- ... September 16th, 2013
Airbrushing Could Facilitate Large-Scale Manufacture of Carbon Nanofibers Researchers from North Carolina State University used airbrushing techniques to grow vertically aligned carbon nanofibers on several different metal substrates, opening the door for incorporating these nanofibers into gene delivery devices, sensors, batteries and other technologies. "Because - ... September 11th, 2013
New Magnetic Semiconductor Material Holds Promise for 'Spintronics' Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a new compound that can be integrated into silicon chips and is a dilute magnetic semiconductor - meaning that it could be used to make "spintronic" devices, which rely on magnetic force to operate, rather than electrical currents. T- ... September 10th, 2013
Thermal stability, Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Nano crystalline Cu99.5 Zr0.5 Alloy Research Work Cryogenic high energy ball milling was used to synthesize nanocrystalline Cu and Cu-0.5at%Zr alloys by mechanical alloying and consolidation by hot pressing at 550ºC temperature. The grain size stability of nanocrystalline Cu is improved by the Zr addition. Microst- ... August 28th, 2013
New Technique Allows Closer Study of How Radiation Damages Materials A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has developed a technique that provides real-time images of how magnesium changes at the atomic scale when exposed to radiation. The technique may give researchers new insights into how radiation weakens the integrity of radiation-tolerant- ... August 6th, 2013
MSE Hosts a Second Year of REU Activities Ten students from various institutions across the country successfully participated in the REU program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Faculty from the Material Science department provided research opportunities for each student and all of them used the state of the art equipment on- ... August 5th, 2013
Lauren Bain Honored with 'Best Paper' at International Symposium Lauren Bain, a graduate student working for Professor Albena Ivanisevic, was awarded "Best Paper" at the Student level during the 14th International Symposium on MEMS and Nanotechnology at the 2013 meeting of the Society for Experimental Mechanics in Lombard, IL. This award is presented by - ... July 29th, 2013
Researchers Find New Way to Create 'Gradients' for Understanding Molecular Interactions Scientists use tools called gradients to understand how molecules interact in biological systems. Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating biomolecular gradients that is both simpler than existing techniques and that creates additional surface ch- ... July 26th, 2013
Researchers Get Better Metrics on Laser Potential of Key Material Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed more accurate measurements of how efficiently a polymer called MEH-PPV amplifies light, which should advance efforts to develop a new generation of lasers and photonic devices. "By improving our understanding of this material, w- ... July 26th, 2013
Raj Kumar takes first prize at the 73rd Physical Electronics Conference Raj Kumar, a graduate student in the Advanced Magnetic Materials Research Group of Professor Frank Hunte, was awarded first prize at the recent 73rd Physical Electronics Conference 2013 hosted locally by the Department of Physics at North Carolina State University. Raj's poster presented pre- ... July 15th, 2013
NC State Launches Nanoengineering Program to Help Meet Global Workforce Demand Nanomaterials and nanotechnology are key to innovation in industries from pharmaceuticals to consumer electronics, a point made clear by the White House's Material Genome Initiative. To help meet the growing demand for workers who can keep pace with these emerging technologies, North Carolina Stat- ... June 24th, 2013
Professor Dickey Honored with Early Career Achievement Award On Thursday, May 16th, Northwestern University's Department of Materials Science honored NCSU's Professor Elizabeth Dickey with the Early Career Achievement Award for Alumni of Materials Science and Engineering. Professor Dickey received her Ph.D. from Northwestern in Materials Science and E- ... May 24th, 2013
New Technique May Open Up an Era of Atomic-scale Semiconductor Devices Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating high-quality semiconductor thin films at the atomic scale - meaning the films are only one atom thick. The technique can be used to create these thin films on a large scale, sufficient to coat wafers that are - ... May 22nd, 2013
New Research Findings Open Door to Zinc-Oxide-based UV Lasers, LED Devices Researchers from North Carolina State University have solved a long-standing materials science problem, making it possible to create new semiconductor devices using zinc oxide (ZnO) - including efficient ultraviolet (UV) lasers and LED devices for use in sensors and drinking water treatment, as we- ... April 23rd, 2013
Jessica Nash and Matthew Burch Awarded NSF Research Fellowships Matthew Burch and Jessica Nash, graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineerin- ... April 22nd, 2013
Plant Protein Shape Puzzle Solved by Molecular 3-D Model Researchers from North Carolina State University believe they have solved a puzzle that has vexed science since plants first appeared on Earth. In a groundbreaking paper published online this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers provide the first three-dimensiona- ... April 18th, 2013
Professor James LeBeau Honored with 2013 KFJ Heinrich Award Prof. James LeBeau has been awarded the Microanalysis Society's K.F.J Heinrich Award to be presented at the 2013 Microscopy and Microanalysis meeting in Indianapolis on August 5, 2013. The K.F.J Heinrich Award is presented annually to an outstanding young scientist not yet 40 years-old in the year- ... April 15th, 2013
New Technique Creates Stronger, Lightweight Magnesium Alloys Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys that have potential structural applications in the automobile and aerospace industries. Engineers constantly seek strong, lightweight materials for use in cars- ... March 29th, 2013
Researchers Solve Riddle of What Has Been Holding Two Unlikely Materials Together For years, researchers have developed thin films of bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) - which converts heat into electricity or electricity to cooling - on top of gallium arsenide (GaAs) to create cooling devices for electronics. But while they knew it could be done, it was not clear how - because the atom- ... March 11th, 2013
Narayan Finds Faster, More Efficient Technique for Creating High-Density Ceramics A researcher from North Carolina State University has developed a technique for creating high-density ceramic materials that requires far lower temperatures than current techniques - and takes less than a second, as opposed to hours. Ceramics are used in a wide variety of technologies, including b- ... February 27th, 2013
Researchers 'Nanoweld' by Applying Light to Aligned Nanorods in Solid Materials Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a way to melt or "weld" specific portions of polymers by embedding aligned nanoparticles within the materials. Their technique, which melts fibers along a chosen direction within a material, may lead to stronger, more resilient nanofi- ... February 21st, 2013
Researchers Create Semiconductor 'Nano-Shish-Kebabs' With Potential for 3-D Technologies Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new type of nanoscale structure that resembles a "nano-shish-kebab," consisting of multiple two-dimensional nanosheets that appear to be impaled upon a one-dimensional nanowire. However, the nanowire and nanosheets are actually a sing- ... February 19th, 2013
Bone and Cartilage from Fat-derived Stem Cells On February 13th, 2013, Radio in Vivo interviewed Dr. Elizabeth Loboa about her research on using human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) and human adipose (fat)-derived adult stem cells (hASCs) to produce robust bone and cartilage, "smart" bandages. The broadcast is listed below. Listen to the - ... February 13th, 2013
Koch elected to the National Academy of Engineering Dr. Carl Koch, Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Koch is one of 69 new members and 11 foreign associates joining the academy in 2013. He i- ... February 7th, 2013
Researchers Create Flexible, Nanoscale "Bed of Nails" for Possible Drug Delivery Researchers at North Carolina State University have come up with a technique to embed needle-like carbon nanofibers in an elastic membrane, creating a flexible "bed of nails" on the nanoscale that opens the door to development of new drug-delivery systems. The research community is interes- ... January 15th, 2013
The Workshop on Ethnic Diversity in Materials Science & Engineering Statistics clearly show that academic participation in and employment of ethnic and racial minorities in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and related disciplines is very low. In recognition of this reality, to explore causative factors, and to begin to develop mitigating strategies, Dr. Jus- ... December 14th, 2012
Zhu named 2012 AAAS Fellow Dr. Yuntian T. Zhu, Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Zhu was recognized by AAAS for "pioneering and innovative work on nanotechnology develo- ... November 29th, 2012
Size Matters When Reducing NiO Nanoparticles New research finds that size plays a major role in how nanoscale nickel oxide (NiO) shells behave when being reduced to solid nickel nanoparticles. “This advances our fundamental understanding of how the structures of nanoparticles can be changed through chemical reactions, which has potentia- ... November 26th, 2012
Sitar receives 2012 RJ Reynolds Award Dr. Zlatko Sitar, Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and director of the Materials Research Center at North Carolina State University, has been selected as the 28th recipient of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Ex- ... November 20th, 2012
Dr. Maria and Dr. Loboa Among Inaugural University Faculty Scholars North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson announced today the inaugural group of University Faculty Scholars, a recognition and reward program for top NC State early- and mid-career faculty who will receive $10,000 - in donated funds - for each of the next five years to support their - ... November 16th, 2012
Amir Kajbafvala Wins IEEE CSC Graduate Fellowship Amir Kajbafvala, a PhD candidate in Materials Science and Engineering, won the 2012 IEEE Council on Superconductivity Graduate Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity. The IEEE awards this fellowship ". . . annually to a full-time graduate student pursuing a PhD degree in the area of applied super- ... October 24th, 2012
Researchers Create 'Nanoflowers' for Energy Storage, Solar Cells Researchers from North Carolina State University have created flower-like structures out of germanium sulfide (GeS) - a semiconductor material - that have extremely thin petals with an enormous surface area. The GeS flower holds promise for next-generation energy storage devices and solar cells. - ... October 19th, 2012
New Techniques Stretch Carbon Nanotubes, Make Stronger Composites Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new techniques for stretching carbon nanotubes (CNT) and using them to create carbon composites that can be used as stronger, lighter materials in everything from airplanes to bicycles. By stretching the CNT material before inc- ... October 18th, 2012
Narayan Discovers New Class of More Efficient Transparent Conductors The transparent conductors are critical to efficiency of light emitting diodes for solid-state lighting, organic solar cells and host of display devices. Achieving high electrical conductivity and high transparency in the same materials system has presented a fundamental challenge to materials sci- ... September 28th, 2012
MSE Professors Honored with ASM Awards ASM International "serves materials professionals, nontechnical personnel, and managers worldwide by providing high-quality materials information, education and training, networking opportunities, and professional development resources in cost-effective and user-friendly formats. ASM is where mat- ... September 21st, 2012
NC State Signs Innovative Research Agreement With Eastman Chemical Company In a move signaling a new, innovative approach to multidisciplinary research with university partners, North Carolina State University has entered into a multiyear agreement with Eastman Chemical Company to conduct joint cutting-edge research in chemistry, materials science and other scientific disc- ... September 10th, 2012
NCSU MSE Researchers Develop New, Less-Expensive Nanolithography Technique Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new nanolithography technique that is less expensive than other approaches and can be used to create technologies with biomedical applications. "Among other things, this type of lithography can be used to manufacture chips for use - ... September 5th, 2012
Dickey Elected to ACerS Board of Directors Professor Elizabeth Dickey has been elected to The American Ceramic Society's (ACerS) Board of Directors. ACerS is an international society with over 9,500 regular, student, and artist members, largely drawn from the materials science, engineering, and business community. Focused on ceramic mater- ... August 6th, 2012
Professor Narayan Receives The 2012 Lee Hsun Lecture Award Professor Jagdish (Jay) Narayan, Senior Fellow of TMS and Inaugural Fellow of MRS, received The 2012 Lee Hsun Lecture Award sponsored by Institute of Metal Research, Shenyang National Laboratory, and The Chinese Academy of Sciences. He delivered the prestigious lecture, entitled, "Frontiers in Nanos- ... July 31st, 2012
MSE at NCSU Mourns the Loss of Professor Hans H. Stadelmaier Hans H. Stadelmaier, professor emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering at NC State University, died at his home in Raleigh on July 9th of 2012. He was born in Germany on November 14th of 1922 and spent his early childhood in Detroit, Michigan. Professor Stadelmaier was predeceased by his wife - ... July 24th, 2012
MSE Alumnus Awarded Prestigious Fellowship MSE Alumnus Julie P. Martin, who graduated with her B.S. in 1996, has been awarded a science and technology fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Now a researcher for Clemson University, Martin will work with the National Science Foundation to manage initiatives th- ... July 18th, 2012
Irving Receives NSF CAREER Award Dr. Douglas L. Irving, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, has received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, known as the NSF CAREER Award, is one of the highest ho- ... July 12th, 2012
Yingling to receive ACS COMP Junior Faculty Award Professor Yara Yingling, Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at NC State University, will receive the 2012 OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry from the American Chemical Society Computers in Chemistry Division at the Fall ACS meeting in Philadelph- ... July 11th, 2012
New Technique Controls Crystalline Structure of Titanium Dioxide Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for controlling the crystalline structure of titanium dioxide at room temperature. The development should make titanium dioxide more efficient in a range of applications, including photovoltaic cells, hydrogen producti- ... June 28th, 2012
NCSU Creates 'Nanoscale Sandwich' for Thinner Solar Cells An article featured on WRALTechWire describes Dr. Linyou Cao's research on thin-film solar technology. This research could lead to thinner, more efficient solar cell technology, using current manufacturing methods to create a completely different product with a wide array of applications. T- ... June 27th, 2012
Students Travel to US Capitol for Congressional Visits Day In their June-July edition of The Bulletin, the ACerS (American Ceramic Society) featured an article describing the opportunity a few materials science and engineering students got to visit Washington, D.C. and raise awareness for engineering, science, and mathematics. ACerS Homepage The arti- ... June 25th, 2012
Gold Nanoparticles Capable of 'Unzipping' DNA New research from North Carolina State University finds that gold nanoparticles with a slight positive charge work collectively to unravel DNA's double helix. This finding has ramifications for gene therapy research and the emerging field of DNA-based electronics. As the nanoparticles cluster- ... June 20th, 2012
Narayan Article Becomes One of Journal of Applied Physics Most Downloaded Congratulations to Professor Narayan and his research group members. The paper entitled, "Gallium doped zinc oxide films as transparent electrodes for organic solar cell applications," Published in the Journal of Applied Physics Volume 102, 023501 (2007) is one of the Most Downloaded Articles, acc- ... June 20th, 2012
Collazo and Irving Discuss UV LED Research with Materials Today One June 18th, 2012, Materials Today interviewed Dr. Ramon Collazo and Dr. Doug Irving about their UV LED research. The podcast, which was originally posted on the Materials Today website, is listed below. Listen to the podcast: Open in new tab Materials Today Original Posting Play - ... June 19th, 2012
Study Improves Understanding of Molecules in Controlling Size of Gold Nanoparticles North Carolina State University researchers have shown that the "bulkiness" of molecules commonly used in the creation of gold nanoparticles actually dictates the size of the nanoparticles - with larger so-called ligands resulting in smaller nanoparticles. The research team also found that each type- ... June 19th, 2012
Researchers Demonstrate Technique for Better Understanding of Human Tissues Research from North Carolina State University demonstrates that a relatively new microscopy technique can be used to improve our understanding of human tissues and other biomedical materials. The study focused specifically on eye tissues, which are damaged by scarring in diabetic patients. "Our- ... June 6th, 2012
Research Leads to UV Disinfection Using LED Technology Research from North Carolina State University will allow the development of energy-efficient LED devices that use ultraviolet (UV) light to kill pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. The technology has a wide array of applications ranging from drinking-water treatment to sterilizing surgical too- ... May 14th, 2012
Dr. Jay Narayan Receives Holladay Medal The North Carolina State University Board of Trustees has awarded the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence to Dr. Jagdish "Jay" Narayan in recognition of his outstanding career at NC State. The Holladay Medal is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member by the trustees and the univ- ... May 2nd, 2012
Hunte Appointed to National Research Council Committee Frank Hunte, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been appointed to the National Research Council's (NRC) Committee to Assess the Current Status and Future Direction of High Magnetic Field Science in the United States. - ... May 1st, 2012
Freeze Awarded NDSEG Fellowship Christopher Freeze, a recent graduate of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship by the Department of Defense. Each year, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) awards approximately 200 - ... April 15th, 2012
Researcher Finds Faster, Cheaper Way to Cool Electronic Devices A North Carolina State University researcher has developed a more efficient, less expensive way of cooling electronic devices - particularly devices that generate a lot of heat, such as lasers and power devices. The technique uses a "heat spreader" made of a copper-graphene composite, which is - ... April 9th, 2012
Carissa Goldstein Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship   Carissa Goldstein, a second year graduate student in the in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). As one of the original fellowship programs, the NSF- ... March 30th, 2012
Dr. Zhu Wins Two Prestigious Awards! Yuntian Zhu, Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, has recently received two prestigious awards in Materials Science. Zhu was given The APS Fellow Award at the APS (American Physical Society) meeting in Boston, Feb. 27-March 2 of this year.  The award citation reads: \"For pioneering - ... March 16th, 2012
Functional Oxide Thin Films Create New Field Of Oxide Electronics Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed the first functional oxide thin films that can be used efficiently in electronics, opening the door to an array of new high-power devices and smart sensors. This is the first time that researchers have been able to produce positively ch- ... March 15th, 2012
Yingling receives NSF Career Award Dr. Yaroslava G. Yingling, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at NC State, has received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, known as the NSF CAREER Award, is one of the highest honors given by NSF - ... February 9th, 2012
MSE Graduates Win 2011 MRS Poster Awards Abhishek Singh, a graduate student from Prof. Yingling's research group, has won the 2011 MRS Fall Meeting Poster Award for his poster titled, "The assembly of gold nanoparticles on DNA: effect of ligands charge and polarity". The poster was co-authored by Nan Li and was sponsored by NSF Triangle - ... January 20th, 2012
Narayan receives 2011 RJ Reynolds Award Dr. Jagdish “Jay” Narayan, the John C.C. Fan Family Distinguished Chair Professor in Materials Science and Engineering and director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures at North Carolina State University, has been selected as the 27t- ... November 2nd, 2011
Researchers Use New Approach To Overcome Key Hurdle For Next-Generation Superconductors Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new computational approach to improve the utility of superconductive materials for specific design applications - and have used the approach to solve a key research obstacle for the next-generation superconductor material yttrium bari- ... October 31st, 2011
MSE Student Ambassador Represents Department at Governor's Reception Governor Bev Perdue and Secretary of Commerce J. Keith Crisco have invited students from all over NC State for a reception at the Executive Mansion on Tuesday, September 20th, from 3 to 4 PM. This event is a part of the Governor's interaction with Chinese and Indian graduate students who have exce- ... October 30th, 2011
Research Finds Gallium Nitride is Non-Toxic, Biocompatible Researchers from North Carolina State University and Purdue University have shown that the semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN) is non-toxic and is compatible with human cells — opening the door to the material's use in a variety of biomedical implant technologies. GaN is currently - ... October 25th, 2011
MSE Faculty Participate in New Center for Soft Matter Research Recognizing that some of the leading scientists and engineers involved in the field of soft matter research are located in the Research Triangle Park area, the National Science Foundation has provided a six-year, $13.6 million grant to establish a multi-university center to investigate aspects of th- ... October 20th, 2011
Interview with New MSE Director for Undergraduate Programs On being an NCSU alumna... I graduated with a BS in Biological and Agricultural Engineering in 2004. I was really interested in returning to the Triangle area because of the many opportunities in STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] education. I feel very fortunate to have f- ... October 19th, 2011
Jerry Cuomo Featured as IBM Top 100 Icon of Progress Article From: http://www.ibm.com/ibm100/us/en/icons/rewritablecd/ In 1972, three IBM scientists working out of the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, NY, found a combination of two common minerals and a rare earth element that could be easily and repeatedly magnetized to accept large vol- ... September 14th, 2011
Ben Gaddy Awarded NDSEG Fellowship Ben Gaddy, a third-year graduate student in Materials Science and Engineering, was awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship by the Department of Defense. Each year, the Department of Defense awards approximately 200 three-year fellowships to students pursuing - ... September 8th, 2011
Researchers Find Way To Align Gold Nanorods On A Large Scale Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a simple, scalable way to align gold nanorods, particles with optical properties that could be used for emerging biomedical imaging technologies. Aligning gold nanorods is important because they respond to light differently, dependin- ... August 29th, 2011
Ions Control Shape Of Nanofibers Grown On Clear Substrate Researchers from North Carolina State University, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and CFD Research Corporation have found a new way to develop straight carbon nanofibers on a transparent substrate. Growing such nanofiber coatings is important for use in novel biomedical research tools, solar- ... August 17th, 2011
Hans Conrad Recognized for Outstanding Service In 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt was president, World War II was in full swing and a young man named Hans Conrad was embarking on a career as a materials science researcher. Sixty-eight years later, Conrad comes to the lab every day, publishes top-notch papers and tries to figure out the physical a- ... July 14th, 2011
Dr. Schwartz Wins Award for Diversity! Dr. Justin Schwartz, Materials Science & Engineering Department Head, has received a University Diversity Award! This honor is awarded to N.C. State Administrators, Faculty, Staff, or Students who advocate diversity and inclusiveness in the University community. The Office for Diversity and In- ... May 26th, 2011
Dr. James LeBeau Wins Powe Award! Dr. James LeBeau, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, has won a 2011 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award! LeBeau is one of two recipients of the award at North Carolina State University and one of twenty-nine recipients nationwide. This is truly a prestigious and commendable - ... May 16th, 2011
MSE Article Selected as Highlight The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is pleased to announce that research under Dr. Donald Brenner and Dr. Douglas Irving has been selected to be part of Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering\'s Highlights of 2010 Collection.  The group\'s research will be- ... April 20th, 2011
Robert Davis Distinguished Lecture The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Robert Davis Distinguished Lecture. The event will take place on April 13, 2011, starting at 2:30pm in the BTEC building. After the seminar, there will be a reception in the lobby area of BTEC. Dr. Arden Bemen- ... April 8th, 2011
MSE's Krystian Kozek Has Won a Goldwater Scholarship! Krystian Kozek, a junior Materials Science Engineering and Chemistry major from Apex, is the latest recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship. Krystian\'s is the 36th Goldwater Scholarship awarded to NC State students over the life of the competition and he is the only NCSU recipient this year. Goldwat- ... March 30th, 2011
Professor Elizabeth Dickey Joins MSE at NC State! The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University welcomes Professor Elizabeth Dickey as she joins the faculty at NC State after spending almost ten years at Pennsylvania State University, where she was a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Assoc- ... March 18th, 2011
Study Finds More Efficient Means Of Creating, Arranging Carbon Nanofibers Carbon nanofibers hold promise for technologies ranging from medical imaging devices to precise scientific measurement tools, but the time and expense associated with uniformly creating nanofibers of the correct size has been an obstacle - until now. A new study from North Carolina State University - ... March 17th, 2011
MSE Faculty Among World Top 25 Doctorates Yuntian Zhu and Jay Narayan have secured a Top 25 Hottest Articles ranking in Science Direct's SciVerse. SciVerse is a highly visible resource in the Materials Science community and this is truly an honor for the Department. The paper which landed the #8 rank was on the subject of "- ... February 15th, 2011
Joe Tracy Wins NSF Career Award Joe Tracy, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for his project, "Magnetic Field-Driven Self-Assembly of Magnetic and Multifunctional Nanochains in Bulk Matric- ... January 27th, 2011
Study Improves Understanding of Method for Creating Multi-Metal Nanoparticles A new study from researchers at North Carolina State University sheds light on how a technique that is commonly used for making single-metal nanoparticles can be extended to create nanoparticles consisting of two metals - and that have tunable properties. The study also provides insight into the opt- ... December 20th, 2010
Researchers Find Goldilocks Of DNA Self-Assembly Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way to optimize the development of DNA self-assembling materials, which hold promise for technologies ranging from drug delivery to molecular sensors. The key to the advance is the discovery of the Goldilocks length for DNA strands used- ... October 28th, 2010
Multifunctional Smart Sensors and High-Power Devices on a Computer Chip Researchers from North Carolina State University have patented technology that is expected to revolutionize the global energy and communications infrastructure - and create U.S. jobs in the process. The researchers have developed the means to, for the first time, integrate gallium nitride (GaN) sen- ... October 5th, 2010
Over Two Centuries of Applied Physics Letters and Journal of Applied Physics Professor Jay Narayan and his associates have achieved a very significant research milestone by publishing over one hundred papers each in the Applied Physics Letters and the Journal of Applied Physics. Fifteen of these papers attained the status of Citation Classics (with citations over 100 to 60- ... August 26th, 2010
MSE Emeritus Recognized Since April, N.C. State University researcher Hans Conrad has co-authored articles in two journals on discoveries that could revolutionize the manufacture of ceramics. He also helped write a paper that will be published in September as a book chapter. The topic is a method for making soft met- ... August 24th, 2010
Zhu Named 2010 ASM Fellow Dr. Yuntian Zhu has been elected as a Fellow of the Society of ASM International.  This honor represents recognition of all Dr. Zhu's distinguished contributions in the field of Materials Science and Engineering.  Dr. Zhu was awarded fellowship with the society "for pioneering - ... July 7th, 2010
Zhu Wins Outstanding Research Award It is a pleasure to announce that Dr. Yuntian Zhu has been selected to receive the NC State Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award for 2008-2009.  Zhu received his award at a reception held May 27th of this year.  In recognition of the importance of research as an integral fu- ... June 22nd, 2010
Materials Camp Started Last Week! As Summer starts to ramp up, high school students from around the area are attending the Department of Materials Science and Engineering's annual Materials Camp.  The MSE Materials Camp is a week long workshop that gives rising high school juniors and seniors a first glimpse at what it m- ... June 13th, 2010
Materials Science In High Demand Dr. Philip Bradford, a recipient of a Spring '10 Ph.D. degree from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been offered and has accepted a faculty position with the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science here at N.C. - ... May 25th, 2010
Materials Research Advances Reliability Of Faster "Smart Sensors" In military and security situations, a split second can make the difference between life and death, so North Carolina State University’s development of new “smart sensors” that allow for faster response times from military applications is important. Equally important is new rese- ... April 26th, 2010
Dr. Jay Narayan Receives 2011 Acta Materialia Gold Medal Dr. Jay Narayan, the John C.C. Fan Family Distinguished Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, has won the 2011 Acta Materialia Gold Medal and Prize – an international award given to one person annually for exceptional research contributions- ... April 19th, 2010
Study Shows That Size Affects Structure of Hollow Nanoparticles A new study from North Carolina State University shows that size plays a key role in determining the structure of certain hollow nanoparticles. The researchers focused on nickel nanoparticles, which have interesting magnetic and catalytic properties that may have applications in fields as diverse- ... April 12th, 2010
Dr. Robert F. Davis to Deliver 1st Lecture in Series Bearing His Name A former NC State University professor whose semiconductor research has received international recognition will kick off a lecture series named in his honor by delivering the first annual Robert F. Davis Distinguished Lecture on April 14. Dr. Davis’ lecture will be at 3 p.m. in the au- ... April 5th, 2010
Zhu Wins 2010 Distinguished Scientist Award At the 2010 Annual TMS meeting, Dr. Zhu received the Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award for 2010 where this award is given to an individual who has made a long lasting contribution to the design, synthesis, processing, and performance of enginee- ... March 10th, 2010
High School Students Get Two Shots at Attending 2010 Materials Camp For the first time since the MSE department began inviting rising high school juniors and seniors to find out firsthand what a career in materials science is all about, the department and the NC State College of Engineering will offer two weeklong sessions of the popular Materials Camp outre- ... March 4th, 2010
Dr. John Palmour Named Distinguished Engineering Alumnus The award was presented by Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega, Dean of the College of Engineering, at a banquet held Jan. 28 at the Park Alumni Center on the University’s Centennial Campus. The award honors alumni whose accomplishments further their field and reflect favorably on the university. - ... February 3rd, 2010
Top 10, Again Parents choosing where to send their sons, daughters and money for college will find NC State in another prominent national ranking of educational value. Financial magazine Kiplinger picked NC State as the 10th best value among public universities for providing an excellent education at an a- ... January 21st, 2010
Engineers Provide Method for Manipulating Nanoparticles North Carolina State University engineers have created a new material that would allow a fingernail-size computer chip to store the equivalent of 20 high-definition DVDs or 250 million pages of text, far exceeding the storage capacities of today’s computer memory systems. Led by D- ... October 21st, 2009
Don Brenner Wins R.J. Reynolds Award! Dr. Donald W. Brenner, Associate Department Head and Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor, has been offered the 25th R.J. Reynolds Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension.  The award is the most prestigious in the College of Engineering. The R.J. Reynolds award was created- ... September 28th, 2009
Engineers Produce 'How-To' Guide for Controlling the Structure of Nanoparticles Tiny objects known as nanoparticles are often heralded as holding great potential for future applications in electronics, medicine and other areas. The properties of nanoparticles depend on their size and structure. Now researchers from North Carolina State University have learned how to consiste- ... September 21st, 2009
Dr. Charles Chiklis, Former MSE Teaching Professor, Dies at 75 Dr. Charles Koulias Chiklis, a former MSE teaching professor and a well-known local musician, died Aug. 30 at his home in Cary after a long battle with cancer. He was 75. While on the MSE faculty during the 1990s, Chiklis directed the department’s senior design program, a required - ... September 4th, 2009
Center for Molecular Spintronics Funded The Center for Molecular Spintronics seeks to reveal the fundamental principles underlying the optimal use of organic molecules for spin transport and manipulation through new synthesis, advanced characterization, and state-of-the-art modeling. Joe Tracy's group will synthesize and functi- ... August 8th, 2009
Florida State Professor Named MSE Department Head Dr. Justin Schwartz, an engineering professor at Florida State University, has been selected to head the NC State MSE department and will assume his new position Aug. 16. Schwartz, 44, replaces Dr. Mike Rigsbee, who has been department head since 1998 and who will continue as a professor of - ... August 5th, 2009
High School Kids Get Close-Up View of MSE Fifteen top-ranked high school students from North and South Carolina discovered some of the mysteries of materials science thanks to Materials Camp 2009, the MSE department’s summer outreach program. What, exactly, did the eight girls and seven boys find out during their weeklong stay- ... July 1st, 2009
Dr. Carl Koch Named a Fellow of Materials Research Society Dr. Carl C. Koch was one of 33 top-ranked researchers at U.S. universities, laboratories and government agencies to receive the prestigious title of Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS) at the society’s 2009 meeting in San Francisco. Koch, Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor of- ... May 13th, 2009

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