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 with state-of-the-art coating, microscopy, spectroscopy, materials characterization and device testing facilities. Funding for the interdisciplinary laboratory came primarily from NC State’s Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program and in part from a $2.8 million grant made by the University of North Carolina General Administration in 2015. The Colleges of Sciences and Engineering also contributed to the project, as well as the Departments of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering.
|From left: Provost Warwick Arden; Harald Ade, Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics; Heike Sederoff, professor of plant and microbial biology; Phil Castellano, Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair in the Department of Chemistry; Aram Amassian, associate professor of materials science and engineering; Dali Sun, assistant professor of physics; College of Sciences Dean Chris McGahan; College of Engineering Dean Louis Martin-Vega; and Franky So, Walter and Ida Freeman Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.|