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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...

2023 MSE Grad Student Info Session

Tuesday, October 11: Fall 2022 Info Session We invite you to join us at our upcoming virtual Info Session on Tuesday, Oct 11 where you...

Summer of Learning

Each summer, teachers from middle and high schools participate in the Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program. We sat down with this year’s cohort recently...

Engineering A Better Summer Camp

By Leah Bellcase, MSE Ambassador The department recently hosted a weeklong summer camp for rising juniors and seniors attending high schools across the United States....

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.

Remembering Former MSE Department Head Hans Conrad

By Niki Jennings, MSE Communications Specialist In memoriam Hans Conrad, Ph.D. (1922-2022) Dr. Hans Conrad was born in Konradstahl, Germany on April 19, 1922, and...
The NC State Belltower at dusk and night. Photo by Marc Hall

Graduate Programs Rise in Rankings

This year’s U.S. News rankings bring good news for graduate programs across the university. Three programs place in the top 10 nationwide while numerous other graduate programs advance.