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Spontak receives 2022 RJ Reynolds Award

Richard J. Spontak, Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) at North Carolina State University, received the 2022 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension. At an award ceremony held in the Talley Student Center on NC State’s campus, he delivered a lecture titled “Water-Activated Materials to Mitigate Growing Global Challenges.”
John Palmour, second from right, speaks during a panel discussion at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on NC State's Centennial Campus in October 2022.

College mourns loss of John Palmour

The College of Engineering notes with great sadness the death of John Palmour, an alumnus of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and founder of local companies Cree, Inc. and Wolfspeed. Palmour died on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. He was 62.

In Memoriam: John Palmour

Raleigh, N.C.—The Department of Materials Science and Engineering shares with great sorrow the passing of alum Dr. John Palmour on Sunday, November 13, 2022.  John...

Open Rank Faculty Position in Materials Science

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at North Carolina State University seeks to hire outstanding tenured/tenure-track faculty in all areas of Materials Science...
Krystyn Hewett

Goodnight Spotlight: Krystyn Hewett

First-generation college student Krystyn Hewett is forging connections and finding her path as a materials science and engineering major and member of the Goodnight Scholars transfer class of 2024.

MaterialsPulse 2022 News Magazine

The latest edition of MaterialsPulse Magazine is now available. IN THIS ISSUE COVER: Defect Chemistry of Halogen Dopants In ZnSe Technique Allows Researchers to Align...

Wolfspeed Ahead: An NC State Spinoff Powers the Future

The company that pioneered LED lighting now looks to improve the efficiency and performance of electric vehicles and other high-power applications. Meet the people building the world’s largest silicon carbide manufacturing facility in Chatham County.

Yaroslava Yingling named Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) has named Professor Yaroslava Yingling as the fourth Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor. This partnership for university distinction was formed by a group of NC State College of Engineering faculty and private-sector partners, including former MSE department head John Hren and former president of Kobe Development Corporation S. Yano.