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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...

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.

MSE senior Katie Shaffer helps make STEM fields more inclusive, diverse

Katie has been a key fixture in the MSE department since her first year, starting in spring 2019. “I became an undergraduate researcher in my second-semester first year under Dr. Cuomo. He was able to introduce the world of MSE research before my first MSE class,” says Katie.
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MSE Spotlights Senior Katie

Katie Shaffer is a fourth-year undergraduate majoring in materials science and engineering. Katie learned about MSE early: in high school. “Materials science and engineering was...

Celebrating Our Excellence

By Niki Jennings, MSE Communications Specialist On Thursday, April 14, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering held a first-of-its-kind event. Taking place at the...
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MSE Spotlights Senior Tiernan

By Niki Jennings, MSE Communications Specialist Tiernan Baucom is a fourth-year undergraduate senior majoring in materials science and engineering. A fan of math and puzzles,...

Congratulations to the UHSP Graduates of 2022

The University Honors and Scholars Program recognizes its spring 2022 graduates. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering wishes to extend our congratulations to the...